2015 Mosquito Reports

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Onion Valley, Flower, and Matlock 5/23-5/24

Post by 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

Post by 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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Emigrant Wilderness, Crabtree TH 5/23-5/26

Post by tomba » Thu May 28, 2015 9:29 pm

Route: Crabtree TH, Camp Lk, Piute Meadow, XC to Groundhog Meadow, Rosasco Lk, Hyatt Lk, Pingree Lk, Kole Lk, Coyote Lk, Karls Lk, Leighton Lk, Red Can Lk, Wood Lk, Buck Lks, at small lakes at trail crest cut off to Long Lk outlet, Middle and South Wire Lks, Toejam Lk, Granite Lk, Bear Lk, Camp Lk, Crabtree TH.

Mosquitoes: zero (that wold be 1 on the scale; the scale should start at 0 instead of 1), except the last day after the wilderness sign, a few landed and bit behind the knee. After putting long pant legs I didn’t see any more of them. No wind most of the time.
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Laurel Lake - Tilden Lake - Hetch Hetchy

Post by PackratAmongGiants » Fri May 29, 2015 7:28 am

1 - Beehive Meadow, Laurel Lake 5/24-5/25. Cold and wet after three days of rain.

1 - Moraine Ridge, Jack Main Canyon, Falls Creek 5/25-5/26. Cool and sunny with lots of water on the trail.

1 - Tilden Lake 5/26-5/27. Cool and sunny with patchy snow.

2 - Tiltill Valley 5/27-5/28. Sunny and wet.

3 - Slot canyon south of Tiltill, heading for Rancheria 5/28.

1 - Hetch Hetchy (Rancheria-Wapama-Dam) 5/28.

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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by maverick » Fri May 29, 2015 10:14 am

Hi PAG,

Welcome to HST! Thank you for the mosquito report. :thumbsup:
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Re: Emigrant Wilderness, Crabtree TH 5/23-5/26

Post by MountainMinstrel » Fri May 29, 2015 9:37 pm

tomba wrote:Route: Crabtree TH, Camp Lk, Piute Meadow, XC to Groundhog Meadow, Rosasco Lk, Hyatt Lk, Pingree Lk, Kole Lk, Coyote Lk, Karls Lk, Leighton Lk, Red Can Lk, Wood Lk, Buck Lks, at small lakes at trail crest cut off to Long Lk outlet, Middle and South Wire Lks, Toejam Lk, Granite Lk, Bear Lk, Camp Lk, Crabtree TH.

Mosquitoes: zero (that wold be 1 on the scale; the scale should start at 0 instead of 1), except the last day after the wilderness sign, a few landed and bit behind the knee. After putting long pant legs I didn’t see any more of them. No wind most of the time.
What a difference a few days makes. I day hiked out to Bear lake today 5/29 and while there was nothing on the main trail, the spur trail between Camp and Bear was at least a 3 and looked like it would be getting much worse in the next few weeks.
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Tahoe NF - Dardanelles Lake

Post by dkramalc » Sat May 30, 2015 10:30 pm

Just returned from 3 days out, going from Big Meadow Trailhead on hwy 50 to Dardanelles Lake.

5/28 - mostly 1
plenty of mosquitoes in spots, but not all that interested in biting except one spot on trail

5/29 - 2
many more in number at the lake this day, but not all that interested in biting - many more at dawn and dusk.

5/30 - 1
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by Mtnfly75 » Sun May 31, 2015 8:51 pm

Kearsarge to Glen Pass. Just got out today. Didn't see one dirty sucker. God bless the USA on that one!!!!

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Re: Emigrant Wilderness, Crabtree TH 5/23-5/26

Post by calipidder » Sun May 31, 2015 9:05 pm

MountainMinstrel wrote:
tomba wrote:Route: Crabtree TH, Camp Lk, Piute Meadow, XC to Groundhog Meadow, Rosasco Lk, Hyatt Lk, Pingree Lk, Kole Lk, Coyote Lk, Karls Lk, Leighton Lk, Red Can Lk, Wood Lk, Buck Lks, at small lakes at trail crest cut off to Long Lk outlet, Middle and South Wire Lks, Toejam Lk, Granite Lk, Bear Lk, Camp Lk, Crabtree TH.

Mosquitoes: zero (that wold be 1 on the scale; the scale should start at 0 instead of 1), except the last day after the wilderness sign, a few landed and bit behind the knee. After putting long pant legs I didn’t see any more of them. No wind most of the time.
What a difference a few days makes. I day hiked out to Bear lake today 5/29 and while there was nothing on the main trail, the spur trail between Camp and Bear was at least a 3 and looked like it would be getting much worse in the next few weeks.
Same here! We just did Crabtree -> Pine Valley -> West Fork Cherry Creek -> Back via Camp Lake and they were a solid 4 with a good hour of 5 at camp last night, and we even moved up away from the marshy areas and stayed high above Cherry Creek. It felt much more like mid July out there than late may.

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Lyell Fork (Tuolumne Meadows) 5/31/15

Post by PackratAmongGiants » Sun May 31, 2015 10:28 pm

0/1 - Lyell (Tuolumne Meadows) out-and-back 5/31/15. Warm and breezy, with some standing water on the trail.

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