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2016 Mosquito Reports

Postby rlown » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:34 pm

Just getting everything prepped for a banner year after the snow (finally!)

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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)

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Re: 2016 Mosquito Reports

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon May 16, 2016 4:05 pm

Yosemite Valley Backpacker's Camp- 1 a bit bothersome dusk. A lot of standing water throughout the valley.

Little Yosemite Valley- 1-2 dawn and dusk

Yosemite North Rim about 7000 feet - none, but was windy so hard to tell if they are out.
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Re: 2016 Mosquito Reports

Postby dandaman49 » Tue May 24, 2016 9:53 am

Any recent info on the Tuolomne Meadows/Glen Aulin area?
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Pate - Tuolumne Meadow 5/23-5/27

Postby cinestir » Sat May 28, 2016 5:57 pm

May 23-27:

Pate Valley to Tuolumne Meadows - 3 to 2 (except of course when rain and wind are prominent).
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Kings Canyon

Postby mountaineer » Mon May 30, 2016 2:29 pm

This particular thread has grown since I started it years ago. One of the most useful on the site(not because I started it but because of all the good input others have made).

Didn't get into the back country last week but 0-1 in Sentinel Campground in evenings and 1+ in meadows by the river in the evenings.

Hope to get up the Sawtooth Pass trail out of Mineral King at the end of June so will have a report from there at that time. If anybody gets into the MK area before then I would appreciate a report. :)

Just a suggestion, when replying to this thread if giving a report on a new area, use the reply button at the very top and change the subject line to the area you are reporting on.
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VVR / Graveyard 5/28 - 5/30

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon May 30, 2016 8:40 pm

VVR - Graveyard - Arrowhead & Feather Lakes. No mosquitoes.
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Tuolumne Meadows 5/23

Postby marymaryland » Tue May 31, 2016 4:06 pm

dandaman49 wrote:Any recent info on the Tuolomne Meadows/Glen Aulin area?


I was in Tuolumne Meadows/Tioga Pass for the day ~5/23 and there were no mosquitos. Still quite a bit of snow at the Pass, but in the meadows I imagine they'll will start emerging soon. Don't know about Glen Aulin.
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Lodgepole to Twin Lakes 5/28 - 5/30

Postby robow8 » Tue May 31, 2016 5:06 pm

No mosquitos
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Yosemite region 5/26 - 5/30

Postby oliverlu » Tue May 31, 2016 7:42 pm

Illilouette Creek drainage - 0.
LVY, Merced Lake, Sunrise and above, didn't see any.
Yosemite Valley. Second hand reports of 2-3 near Mirror Lake at dusk.
0-1 during the afternoon.
First hand observed an otherwise very attractive pair of legs covered in bites...
Bug level seems to still be below 6000'.
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Mather Meadow 5/28-5/29

Postby gary c. » Tue May 31, 2016 10:00 pm

Spent the weekend at Manter Meadow in the Dome Land Wilderness. I was very surprised that we only saw a few of the little bloodsuckers in the morning. The days and evenings were skeeter free.
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Emigrant - N. Yosemite at 6000-8000 ft

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:00 pm

May 30- June 4

0-1. Most in deep forested areas, brush, and bogs. A nice breeze probably kept most down. I did not get a single mosquito bite, and only heard that horrid sound of the mosquito the last day of the trip. I guess the big hatch is just around the corner - in a week or so.

Yet, there were many "winged things" hatching. Those nasty small "in your face" winged things; tiny clouds of nearly translucent gnats, clouds of long winged black fly-like things, and a few biting deer flies. Most did not bite but wearing a head net was needed at times.

There were rock indentations full of stagnant water, nearly covered with floating rather large black winged things, ready to emerge.

Stepping on the very littered forest floor brought up small swarms of tiny winged things.
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Yosemite Wawona June 2-4

Postby old and slow » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:12 pm

car camping June 2-4 at Yosemite, Wawona Campground --- 3
didn't notice any at Taft Point or Sentinel Dome on Glacier Point Road
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