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2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby ERIC » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:54 pm

I might have waited for another month or two to post this, but considering the warm weather we've been having this winter I suppose there's no point in waiting...
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From maverick's similar post last year, here are the deets for posting to this thread:

maverick wrote: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)

Please do not post questions or ask about a particular area in this thread. Thanks
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western Emigrant Wilderness 5/2 - 5/3

Postby Sierra Miguel » Mon May 04, 2015 3:13 pm

Crabtree -> Whitesides Meadow -> Gianelli

1 - No mosquitoes

One bite at the Gianelli TH.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby mkbgdns » Fri May 08, 2015 6:54 pm

May 5, Lyell Canyon--0
May 7, Little Lakes (Rock Creek)--0
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby ERIC » Fri May 08, 2015 9:24 pm

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May 9-10 Rancheria Falls / Hetch Hetchy

Postby cahiker » Mon May 11, 2015 12:00 pm

May 9-10 Rancheria Falls / Hetch Hetchy

1: Saw a mosquito or two, but nothing biting (and typically mosquitoes find me very tasty!)
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Desolation Wilderness May 12-13

Postby alc101ma » Thu May 14, 2015 3:01 pm

Wright's Lake to Island Lake

1: no mosquitos at all, but quite windy so that may have helped
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May 9th-14th Yosemite backcountry.

Postby dapperdave » Fri May 15, 2015 9:22 am

Snow creek - North dome - May lake - Glen Aulin - Tuolumne pass - Mercedes valley all 1 ( 1 mosquito seen at Mirror lake)

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Hetch Hetchy - Rancheria Falls

Postby old and slow » Mon May 18, 2015 8:22 am

mosquito season is starting to pick up….

2 (or a 2 1/2) -- The mosquitos were visibly present but didn't appear too annoying (at least to me, at the time). Still, I had several bites. My travel partners applied repellent and were pretty much spared.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby SSSdave » Tue May 19, 2015 8:54 am

Couple weekends ago about Mather area of Yosemite that is a wee bit below 5k, there were areas in the forest that would rate a 2. Bound to rapidly worsen because of all the wet weather and snowmelt from the May 8 storm. Thus by Memorial Day weekend could be unpleasant between Tahoe and Yosemite but in any case less than usual for end of May. South of Yosemite there is also a modest amount of new runoff from melting snow from May 8 but because those regions had been much drier before the storm, there probably were not many squeets able to lay new eggs.
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Clover Meadow 5/23-5/24

Postby bheiser1 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:19 pm

I spent a couple nights at Clover Meadow this weekend. The mosquitoes according to the scale above were "1". Actually that's literally 1... I saw exactly one mosquito during my visit :-). That's pretty good, as I recall a few years ago, backpacking in that general area in June, experiencing some of the heaviest mosquito swarms I'd seen ever before. Give it a week or so ... :-)
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Onion Valley, Flower, and Matlock 5/23-5/24

Postby ianrb » Wed May 27, 2015 11:30 am

Spent a couple nights in Onion Valley. One night at Flower Lake and another at Matlock. Didn't see any mosquitos, but I think I have one small bite on my wrist. Could be a spider or ant though. I'm going to go with a 0 for that area.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby austex » Thu May 28, 2015 10:04 am

May 24th. Green Lake above South Lake. Lots of mozzy mid day in the shade. 8+ dissipated mid afternoon with winds and cool temps. Not biting. Lake at 11k.
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