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Good May/June backpacking hike (two day)

Postby bsd » Fri May 03, 2013 12:06 pm

I was planning to hike to the Dinkey Lakes (got this awesome detailed map) but hear it is overburden with mosquitoes in May/June/July so I will postpone that one. I was thinking Pryor Lake or Nellie, any suggestions?



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Re: Good May/June backpacking hike (two day)

Postby oldranger » Fri May 03, 2013 9:21 pm

Try to figure out where there is still a fair amount of snow--once the snow is gone you have mosquitoes for the next 4 weeks, at least. Sometimes though weird things happen-- like a supper cold night will set mosquitoes back. Last year Markskor and I camped at a lake in early June with no mosquitoes but two years earlier in Mid July they were horrible at the same location. But then the fishing was much better.

Good luck!

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Re: Good May/June backpacking hike (two day)

Postby Wandering Daisy » Fri May 03, 2013 9:29 pm

This year, by June, there may be lower elevation places where the snow has long ago melted and mosquitoes have already come and gone. I did Pohono Trial a few days ago - dry as a bone and NO mosquitoes. Just a few mosquitoes at dusk in the Valley.

How about going up towards Castle Domes from end of road in Kings Canyon?
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