Won't bother to open the obvious can of worms here, that's been extensively covered in other posts, but I can report the news.
A lot of buddies have been heading down to CA for the goods in the past month. Dinkey, S. Silver, South Branch, Giant's Gap, Golden Gate, R49-Bridgeport etc. I haven't heard any negative encounters from them regarding the travel and recreation.
I also have friends from LA and the Bay Area who are currently travelling up to get on pipeline and lunch counter while the flows are up for some epic surf and they've had good luck with meeting people along the way and report similar to the guys then went down to CA.
Here in Bend, we're definitely seeing way less boater traffic right now as usually there's people from out of town trying to get on Dillon, Lava, or Meadowcamp almost daily. The gorge is also a pretty contentious place right now with so many private access points and the rural community, it's really a keep your head down and don't stop at any local establishments kind of thing.
Well it ain't gonna send itself.