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Postby inconsolable » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:25 am

Headed to Rock Creek drainage 9-11; wondering whether skeeters are still in evidence, say, around Morgan Pass? (also, on behalf of a pal, how about Lyell Canyon?)
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Re: skeeters

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:52 am

Really?
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Re: skeeters

Postby butitsadryheat » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:44 am

I imagine right now is probably the best time to be (almost) mosquito free in the high sierra, even at the Mosquito Flat trailhead.
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Re: skeeters

Postby inconsolable » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:17 am

I wasn't joking about Mosquito Flat or 9-11. What I'm looking for is actual reports; I know the odds (I'm usually in the Eastern Sierra around this time). I'm hypersensitive to bites & the wee buggers know it & adore me. The friend who wants to traverse Lyell is similarly bug-ridden & wants beta. Really.
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Re: skeeters

Postby Alpinist » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:56 pm

I'm a mosquite magnet myself. In a group of 10 people, every mosquito for 1 mile will be on me and none on my friends. Why is that? I've experimented with Vitamin B to no avail, which is supposed to help repel them. I use repellent whe necessary and that of course helps but the little vampires surely get on my nerves.

If I had 1 wish, it would be to get rid of every mosquito in the world (but only if there was a way to do it without detroying the eco system).
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Re: skeeters

Postby SeanReedy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:15 pm



http://www.m.webmd.com/allergies/features/are-you-mosquito-magnet

Well, from what I have observed and read, it has been a mild season. Hopefully it will be comfortable weather for staying covered up just in case. Being up there will beat sitting around in Texas with a tube of this:

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