The Gulf of Slides

As seen from The Glen Boulder Trail at about 4,200 ft. The summit observatory on Mt. Washington can be seen at center. Photo taken 06/16/07. Of interest the black flies were out in force and despite a gentle breeze we became food, even with 100% deet on.


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eric b

eric b - Jun 18, 2007 2:19 pm - Hasn't voted

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which is no protection at all! my girlfriend had a cold and she was eating hall's mentholyptus and the flies didnt bother her, plus she had vicks vapo rub under her nose...hmmmmm.....maybe there is something to this!


desainme - Jun 18, 2007 3:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: EW!

If concerned about DEET, consider Old Time Woodsmans- powerful stuff since 1880 sans DEET

eric b

eric b - Jun 18, 2007 9:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: EW!

I'll give it a whirl cuz deet was more like whip cream on a sundae than repellant!


tdogge - Jun 20, 2007 10:04 pm - Hasn't voted


100% deet is for wusses...I just cover myself with bear spray and, naturally, it keeps the flying insects away too ;)

eric b

eric b - Jun 21, 2007 8:01 am - Hasn't voted


just remeber when we are out in Colorado that I dont have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you or the girls. Something tells me you'll make a great mate with all that bear spray on!
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