Sometimes things don't go the way you want them to. There is a winter storm warning out for the eastern Brooks Range. 5 to 14 inches of snow expected. Winds gusting to 35 mph through Monday night. It's starting right now. With the new rain and snow the rivers will rise and make crossing dangerous. For this reason and a couple of others I have regretfully decided to end this trip. The fish have not made it up the river this far and without them I can't continue. Some health issues have also flared up. The only smart thing I can do is call it off. There's a chance that a plane can get me out tomorrow. I hope to be on it.