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Postby Blair » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:08 am

They were in force near Green lake and brown lake near south lake last friday
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Postby rhyang » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:00 am

They were out at Dade Lake (11600') and Gem Lakes in Little Lakes Valley the last few days, though not as ferocious or in the same numbers as they might be in early July. We didn't bother bringing bug juice on this trip.

None that we could see in Tuolumne Meadows last weekend.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:32 am

rhyang wrote:They were out at Dade Lake (11600') and Gem Lakes in Little Lakes Valley the last few days, though not as ferocious or in the same numbers as they might be in early July. We didn't bother bringing bug juice on this trip.

None that we could see in Tuolumne Meadows last weekend.


Thanks for the update. Heading up that way next week, before the kids' school starts.
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Postby MarkinHB » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:29 am

Skeeters were very pesky throughout most of our backpack this past week in SE Yosemite via Chaquito Pass, Ottoway Lakes, Post Peak Pass, Hernandez Pass. Only exception was late afternoon at Breeze Lake.
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Postby mungeclimber » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:52 am

Picked up a a PCT thru hiker wanting to restock at kennedy. He had just come out of the Emigrant and confirmed that the skeeters were uncomfortable where he was the night before (he had done 19 miles that day from the South to the North) and that a head net was needed to set up tent and cook.
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Postby Romain » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:21 pm

Does anyone have an update on skeeters? Are we in the clear for the season in most areas of the Sierra? Thanks.
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Postby Matthew Holliman » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:35 pm

Romain wrote:Does anyone have an update on skeeters? Are we in the clear for the season in most areas of the Sierra? Thanks.


They were still out in force along Sphinx Creek last weekend, in the early morning anyway.
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Postby ridgeline » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:57 am

Still biting and in numbers in the Little Lakes Valley as of Aug 15. around dusk. Camped above Mills Lake.
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Postby mungeclimber » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:43 pm

none on trail above Twin lakes to Barney

a couple bites at Peeler, but otherwise non existent
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Postby Kerstin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:22 pm

We've had a couple of hard freezes the last few nights here in Tahoe. I was up at High Meadows on Monday in the evening as the sun was going down. As I ate a snack next to the creek, I didn't see a single mosquito. I'm not getting bit at the house either. (I live right across the street from a meadow, so they're usually swarming the whole summer.) It looks like the cold nights may have killed them.
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Postby Hyadventure » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:43 pm

I hiked over Bishop Pass this weekend. It was pretty cold and I didn't get a single bite.
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