RE:Cascade Season Winding down...
There are a lot of hot tempers on the OP - make judgements first and ask questions later!! A well-known fly guide (no longer on the OP from what Bob tells me) used to pack a 45 automatic on his hip while on the river.
Anyway, it sounds like your friends have the right idea - once they talk to him your car/truck's projected lifespan will increase considerably!
Good luck on the Hoko - if I can get a few days off, you might just run into me up there.