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Duck Pass-Deer Pass-Mammoth Crest

Postby astrogerly » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:07 am

July 18:
Did the Emerald Lake - Duck Pass - Deer Pass/Lakes - Mammoth Crest - Lake George - Emerald Lake loop. Skeeters were maybe a 1... maybe! I should also mention it was quite windy at times, but we never saw or heard one buzzing.

July 19:
Spent the day doing SUP/kayaking on June Lake... skeeters didn't exist at all while we were there and it was quite lovely!



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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby scraperpro » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:13 am

7/15 lower Pine Lake: 1
7-16 & 17 Granite Park: 3
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby MountainMinstrel » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:06 pm

Spent a few days camping with family in the Grants Grove area. Day hiked to Mitchell Peak on 7/23. skeeters a 0 the whole time.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby freestone » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:11 pm

Baxter Pass, east and west side 0-1, no deet needed.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby scraperpro » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:25 am

Yosemite

7/29 top of Snow Creek falls: 3
7/30 area around North Dome during the day: 0
7/30 top of Yosemite Falls: 0
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby Mradford » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:39 pm

8/2/15 Little Lakes Valley//Mosquito Flats Trail Head.... Hiked around all day mosquito level 3. Didn't use any deet and ended up with 10 or so bites. ](*,)
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby BigMan » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:21 pm

7/30 - 8/3

Lost Lake, Roaring River, Tamarack Lake/Elizabeth Pass Jct, and Alta Meadow - 1

The only camp that might have been 1+ was Big Bird Lake at dusk.

Never used the headnet or deet I brought.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby gardel va » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:07 pm

Desolation Wilderness, Aug 2-5
Heather Lake 1
Upper Lake Aloha 1 (a few right before sunset, but nothing later)
Stony Ridge Lake 2 (I didn't notice them at the time, but noticed two bites the next day)
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby old and slow » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:38 pm

Yosemite Lyell Canyon August 7-8 ---- was a solid 2, pulled out the head nets in the late afternoon following a mid-day hailstorm.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby giantbrookie » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:18 pm

Aug 1 Sherwin Lakes=0 breezy then pouring rain
Aug. 2. Little Lakes Valley am (0-0.25) two kills no bites, Aug. 2 above Little Lakes Valley (Peppermint Pass to Spire Lake)=0 cool and breezy
Aug. 3. Peppermint Pass-L Italy-White Bear=0 cool and breezy as above
Aug 4 Bear Basin to E Pinnacles Creek=0 as above
Aug 5 E Pinnacles Creek to W Pinnacles Creek=0 as above; Hutchinson Mdw to Lower Honeymoon L=1 (about 15 kills no bites) Ramona L=0 breezy
Aug 6 Ramona L-Lower Honeymoon L-Piute Pass trail=0 breezy
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