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2014 Mosquito Reports

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:49 am
by maverick
1 - No mosquitoes or if there are some, but not biting yet (Blue)
2 - Very light during the day, moderate at dawn and dusk (Green)
3 - Moderate during the day, heavy at dawn and dusk (Yellow)
4 - Heavy during the day, heavy at dawn and dusk (Orange)
5 - Unbearable all day, no breaks, cannot eat outside of tent. If you stop, hundreds
will descend on you; when looking thru a camera viewfinder, you see more skeeters than
lake. If you slapped your arm, you'd smear blood from all the dead gorged bodies (Red)

Updated map here (click on the 2014 Mosquito Levels box):
http://www.highsierratopix.com/high-sierra-map/map.php

Please do not post questions or ask about a particular area in this thread. Thanks

Yosemite Valley/Clouds Rest 5/14-5/16

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:05 pm
by Wandering Daisy
5/16 Yosemite Valley - 2-3 (Backpacker's campground)
5/15 Sunrise Creek at junction to Clouds Rest trail - 2
5/14Above Bunnell Falls - 2
5/16 Four Mile Trail - 2

Bubbs Creek 5/18

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 7:27 pm
by astrogerly
5/18: Roads End/Bubbs Creek to Mist Falls -> between 1 and 2. Started noticing them 1/2 mile or so before the trail junction. Most were just annoying. Some started biting as we got closer to the bridge.

Re: 2014 Mosquito Reports

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:59 am
by ERIC
Lake Aloha and surrounding, 5/17.

I think I saw one mosquito the entire day (so a 1). Still quite a few patches of snow along the trail.

Re: 2014 Mosquito Reports

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 4:02 pm
by nightowl
5/17 Mitchell Peak trail, SEKI - 1
5/18 Lodgepole Campground, SEKI - 1

Re: 2014 Mosquito Reports

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:58 pm
by Fly Guy Dave
5/23 & 24 Grouse Ridge Area -- 2

May 25 Tenaya Lake to sunrise trail

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:10 pm
by Bargy
Along the trail 1-2. At the Tenaya Lake outlet crossing (where the water is above the boulders, so you have to take your boots/socks off to wade) they are a biting 2 just waiting for victims. Many people were running up the trail barefooted to get away from the critters before stopping to put footware back on.

2014 Mosquito Reports

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:55 pm
by J ney
Emigrant Wilderness

Leopold Lake (~9000'; rated a 2)
Crabtree Trail... 3 or 4 (in shady areas)... Shed my own blood a few times squashing mosquitoes.

May 24-25 Fifth Lake

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:39 am
by schmalz
North Fork Big Pine - 0

The first night there were basically no bugs at all.

Second night I had probably 20 land on me throughout the evening. None were biting yet though. Pretty surprising given that the nearby lake was nearly completely frozen over.

Emigrant Wilderness 5/23-5/27

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:42 pm
by walkingman
Emigrant wilderness 5.23-5.27
Crabtree TH to Buck lake via upper trail, return via lower trail.
Low lying meadows 2-3
Granite benches 1-2