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Sunrise Creek>LYV 7/6-7/10
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:37 pm
July 6-10, 2014
Sunrise Creek at the junction of the JMT and the trail coming south from Tenaya Lake -1
LYV - 1
Re: 2014 Mosquito Reports
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:47 pm
Welcome to HST! Thank you for posting a mosquito report, looking forward to
reading about your trip.
Sabrina Basin 7/9-7/11
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:46 pm
Sabrina Basin 07/09 - 07/11
Blue Lake: 2 during the day, 3 at dusk/dawn
Moonlight Lake: 1 during the day, 2 at sunset
Overall, light and bearable during the day throught, heavy at dusk but fine w/ headnet and deet. Well worth it for the flowers.
Lamarck Lakes, Darwin Canyon/Bench, Muriel Lake July 8-12
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:20 pm
North Lake Campground: 2-3 if not moving and no wind
Lower Lamarck Lake: 1-2
Darwin Canyon: 0-1, some swarms of black flies in the talus
Darwin Bench: 0-1
Lake 11540: small hatch, 1
Lake 11910: 0
Goethe Lake: 0
Muriel Lake: 0 (windy)
Agnew Mead>Thousand Is> Ediza> Minaret Lk 7/7-7/11
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:30 pm
7/7 - Agnew Meadows: 3-4 in places, but only 2 (in spots) or 1 once we started climbing
7/7-7/8: Thousand Is. Lake: 2 (at the low end)
7/8-7/9: Garnet Lake: 2 (only at dusk/dawn)
7/9-7/10: Ediza Lake: 1-2
7/10-7/11: Minaret Lake: 2
7/11: Trail to Devil's Postpile: Mostly 1, some 2, one spot 4 in valley below Minaret Lk (stagnant pond nearby).
Slept every night with only a tarp (no enclosure). Only needed a headnet at Minaret Lake around dusk. Interestingly, the mosquitoes seem to go to bed once it's full dark. Slept every night with no netting and no repellant under my quilt. Zero bites on my face or hands.
Re: 2014 Mosquito Reports
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:37 pm
Does anyone have any current beta for Onion Valley TH or Robinson Lake?
Duck Pass>Coldwater>VVR>Reds Mead 7/5-7/11
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:14 am
Duck Pass / Coldwater TH to VVR, then back to Reds Meadow
7/5 up to Duck pass -2, Purple lake -3
7/6 down Purple creek -3, crossing Fish creek 3-4, Beetlebug lake -3
7/7 Brave lake area -2, Wilbur may lake 2-3
7/8 b4 Good dale pass -2 in areas, after 1-2, VVR -0-
7/9 Upper Graveyard Lake 1-2
7/10 Peter Pande Lake 1-2
7/11 Crossing Fish Creek again at 9am, about a 2, Reds Meadow at 5:30pm 0-1
Like everytrip I got bit, but as the week progressed along with the itching, the mosquitoes subsided. I used 40% deet and it was bearable. IMOP, they seem to be dieing back, should be a good season in a week or two if that.
Eagle Lake 7/12-7/14
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:57 pm
July 12-14 Eagle Lake Mineral King: 3
I'm the tasty one in the group...the other two probably had two to three bites over the weekend and I'm upwards of 20. That was through my permethrin treated clothing.
Bear Creek/ Bear Lakes Basin 7/12-7/16
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:11 pm
Bear Diversion TH to JMT: 2
JMT along Bear Creek toward Upper Bear Creek Meadows: 3
Lake Italy trail to Brown bear lake: 1-2
Upper Bear Lakes Basin down to Vee Lake: 1-2
Whole trip I wore permethrin treated pants, and a long sleeved nylon shirt which the mosquitos could not penetrate.
Used headnet quite frequently in the evening, along with a dab of Deet on my hands and neck.
With this combo, through these areas, I was only bit a handful of times in 5 days.
2014 Mosquito Report Virginia Lakes to Twin Lakes
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:05 am
July 7- Virginia Lakes - 1, Return Lake - 2
July 8- Spiller Canyon - 1, Miller Lake -1
July 9- Matterhorn Canyon - 1, Slide Canyon - 1
July 10- Mule Pass to Robinson Lake - 2
Pleasant trip, never used head net, worst part was area above Twin Lakes.