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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!)


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. :)

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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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