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2014 Mosquito Reports

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Canyon Creek Lakes / Trinity Alps : June 14-17

Postby walter » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:02 pm

1/2 - Mosquitoes were mostly absent except for the more swampy locations and sometimes at dawn/dusk.



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PCT Northern Yosemite 6/18-6/21

Postby venturefar » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:37 am

On my trip through Northern Yosemite along the PCT 6/18-6/21 the mosquitoes varied between a 3 and 4. The Stubblefield/Thompson area seemed a little worse.
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Long Lake 6/12

Postby SierraMaclure » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:57 am

June 12 Long Lake in Bishop Creek Basin: 1. MANY larvae in the water waiting to fly.
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Dinkey Lakes Wilderness 6/21-6/22

Postby Troutdog 59 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:54 pm

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness - 6/21 & 6/22. 1 to 3 depending upon location & time of day. Mostly àbout a 1, but pretty annoying in the morning at Rock Lake. Breeze came up each day and put em down in afternoon :) . I will say the area was really dry for this time of year, and I would expect the Skeets will drop off dramatically in short order.
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Re: 2014 Mosquito Reports

Postby ExploreABitMore » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:08 pm

Mosquitos were pretty bad in Sabrina Basin once above Blue Lake this past weekend.
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Re: 2014 Mosquito Reports

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:16 pm

Hi Granite4brains,

PM sent.
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Rodeo mead>Summit Lake>Thompson Lake 6/22-6/25

Postby shtinkypuppie » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:21 am

Rodeo Meadow/Summit Lake/Thompson Lake (Sierra NF south of Florence Lake) 6/22: 2
Red Rock Basin (east of Thompson Pass) 6/23-6/25: 4
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Little Lakes Valley 6/22-6/24

Postby riverwalker » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:54 pm

Little Lakes Valley 6/22-24
Treasure and Gem Lakes were a 3 but the wind kept the buggers at bay most of the time. They seemed to be getting worse as the days progressed.
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Desolation Wldrns (Blakely trail to Lk Schmiddell) 6/18 & 6

Postby Kent » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:50 pm

The upper ~2/3 of the trail is about 3-4. They mostly let you walk through, but if you stop, they will immediately try to suck you dry!

The lake itself wasn't a problem at all.

Middle Velma Lk on M-Tu and again Th-F was a 2.
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North Lake>Piute Pass>Deso Lake 6/18-6/19

Postby DLBVenice » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:51 pm

6/18 piute pass TH - 2, 3 at North Lake
6/19 Humphreys Basin - 2 to 3 below 10,500 or near water. 0-1 at higher elevations. None at Desolation Lk.
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