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Desolation Wilderness, Echo to Aloha, June 3-4

Postby FeetFirst » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:07 pm

No mosquitoes :D
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Yosemite Creek 6/4 - 6/5

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:53 am

Around 6800 feet they were a strong 3.
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PCT - Mulkey Pass to Death Canyon 6/3-6/5/16

Postby KathyW » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:13 am

I went from Horseshoe Meadows to Cartago Peak June 3-5th; so I went over Mulkey Pass and south on the PCT. The mosquitoes were about 1-2 all the way to the Ash Meadows area where I camped. Then at night they around camp they became about a 3-4 and I was in a dry camp. The next day, they were about a 1-2 again down to Death Canyon/Cartago and only about a 3 that night back in camp at Ash Meadows. I'd guess they would be worse at night in the Diaz Creek or Death Canyon area.
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Onion Valley-Kearsarge 6/4-6/5

Postby SpiritStag » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:37 am

Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass June 4-5
Camped at Gilbert Lake. Mosquitos were a 2. Got a couple bites at dusk. Weren't an issue on the hike up to the pass.
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Big Pine N Fork June 3-4

Postby ExploreABitMore » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:37 am

On June 3rd, some mosquitos (and lots of other bugs) were around 3rd Lake, but had no interest in me. Didn't see any on way to Gendarme Peak on the 4th. But when I got back to camp a mosquito landed on me and bit my arm. Few more bites on the way out.

I'll give it a 1 on the 3rd and a 1-2 on the 4th.
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Horseshoe Meadows to Lake 4 6/4-6/5

Postby ianrb » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:05 pm

Horseshoe Meadows to Lake 4 June 4-5. Mosquitos were about 2/3 at the trailhead and a 1 (maybe a soft 2) at Lake 4. Warm weather, clear skies and a slight breeze.
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June 3-5, Whitney Portal and Meysan Lakes trail

Postby Bruce B » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:59 pm

Figured I'd finally create an account and give something back to this thread after using it for many years...

1 at Whitney Portal all the way up to Camp Lake at 11,200 feet via Meysan Lakes trail. There was a brief section of 2-3 at about 9,000 feet in the shade on the way down. They were gone a few hundred yards down the trail when I got back in the sun.

Overall, not a problem at all. Didn't use any repellent.
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Glen Aulin 6/8 - 6/10

Postby Kent » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:10 pm

In Glen Aulin = 2-3. We often had a breeze which mostly kept them at bay. When the breeze left they would come out. If I didn't have full coverage clothing, I would have pulled out the bug juice.
In the swamp area below Wildcat Pt. if you stop to switch shoes, or wring out socks and clean debris from your trail runners, they are heavy and hungry.
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Hetchy-Vernon Loop 6/7-6/9

Postby maytag » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:11 pm

Hetch Hetchy - Vernon Lake - Rancheria Falls Loop
June 7 - 9th
Backpacker camp @ Hetch-Hetchy = 0 only the biting flies :mad:
Beehive Meadow - 2
Lake Vernon - 0 (nice breeze kept them at bay)
Tiltill Valley to Rancheria - 3
Rancheria Falls - 0 (Big Rattlesnake 1)

Head net proved to be useful for a few stretches of the hike
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Golden Trout Wilderness 5/11-5/12

Postby brandy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:56 am

June 11-12 Mountain Home State Demonstration Forest/Golden Trout Wilderness-Shake Camp to Tule River on Long Meadow Trail, camped about 3.5 miles in --2

Thankfully no bites, but we bathed in repellent. ;)
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Pinecrest Lake, Hwy 108, 6/12-6/13

Postby gabe&mel » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:11 pm

Car camped at lake, ~5700 feet.
- Sunday 6/12: 0, windy with thunderstorms and a bit of rain in afternoon.
- Monday 6/13: 0, sunny with slight breeze
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Kaiser Road / Twin Lakes / George Lake 6/13-6/14

Postby JackS » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:55 pm

June 13, 14, 2016: Kaiser Pass Road trailhead thru Twin Lakes up to George Lake. Some snow on trail, wet ground, lakes full. Windy, no mosquitos.
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