2015 Mosquito Reports

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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by TFTF » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:00 pm

June 13-14, Granite-->Grouse Lakes in Mokelumne Wilderness. 2 to 3, hardly any with a good breeze on the walk in, a little over 3 with no breeze at dusk. Happy to have headnet at camp at dusk.








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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by Rockyroad » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:19 pm

June 12-14
Lyell Canyon - 1
Higher up the trail towards Donohue Pass - 3

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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by jmyers » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:03 pm

Grand Canyon of the tuolumne June 11-14

Pate Valley June 11th - 2 They were there but not really biting
Muir Gorge Cathedral Creek area June 12th - 2-3, smalls swarms would come and go, a little feet and they left us alone
Glen Aulin June 13th - 3 About the same amount as the day before but more hungry. Deet kept them at bay
Tuolumne Meadows - 1 Not an issue and not sure I even saw 1

Overall there were blood suckers present but defiantly not that active...phew

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TNF Carr Lake to Five Lakes Basin 6/13-6/14

Post by dkramalc » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:51 pm

Some areas 1, but 2 near lakes or ponds.

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6/13-15 Dusy Basin

Post by tomba » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:32 pm

Dusy Basin: 2-3.5, the lower elevation the worse, the last day the upper lakes became 1 with wind.
Palisade Basin / Barrett Lakes: 2-3.
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Crabtree trailhead to Emigrant Lake, June 13 to 15

Post by squirrel » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:34 am

Loop in Emigrant Wilderness from Crabtree trailhead to Emigrant Lake via Piute Meadow and Deer Lake, return via Woods Lake and Grouse Lake. Mosquitos were a 4 on the above scale. Within a few miles near the trailhead where it is drier, they were fine/absent. However, elsewhere where it is quite wet they were constant throughout the day and night, even some at 5:00 am but worst in the evening. Bearable during midday. It was warm and fairly windless this weekend, so that didn't help.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by maverick » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:53 am

Hi Squirrel,

Welcome to HST! Thank you for your report. When you find some time, an intro would be appreciated:
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by squirrel » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:03 pm

Sure Maverick, I'll do that now.

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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by genetastic » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:24 pm

Lassen Volcanic NP, June 12th - 14th, Summit Lake loop via Horseshoe Lake, Snag Lake, and Twin Lakes

Mosquito score 1.5

Very minimal during day, light during dusk. I ended up with several bites, no protection used except long sleeves at night.

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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Post by Bradg » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:42 pm

Went over Piute pass into Humphreys Basin
6-20 to 6-23
Mosquitos at "2"

Put DEET on twice

I'll attempt my first trip report soon...

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