2016 Mosquito Reports

Questions and reports related to Sierra Nevada current and forecast conditions, as well as general precautions and safety information. Trail conditions, fire/smoke reports, mosquito reports, weather and snow conditions, stream crossing information, and more.
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Hetchy-Vernon Loop 6/7-6/9

Post by maytag » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:11 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

Post by brandy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:56 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

Post by gabe&mel » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:11 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

Post by JackS » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:55 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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Yosemite - Tuolumne Meadows to Waterwheel Falls June 8-11

Post by rgliebe » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:09 pm

This is from a backpacking trip from Tuolumne Meadows to Waterwheel Falls down the Tuolumne River on June 8-11

Tuolumne Meadows 8600 ft - 1
Glen Aulin 8200 ft - 2
Waterwheel Falls 7000 feet - 2
Tioga Pass 10000 ft - 0

Mosquitoes were starting to hatch, but were only a minor problem. Wind helped keep them down.

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Little Kern River 6/16-6/18

Post by hikerdude87 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:49 pm

Just spent a couple nights by the Little Kern River from Click's Creek TH. Most of the mosquitoes were in the meadows along the trail but down by the river didn't run into too many.

On the trail by meadow: 2
Else where on the trail: 1
Little Kern River: 0
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LLV 6/15-6/16

Post by rayfound » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:34 pm

Llv - box, lost, and heart lakes... 1. But it was veeeeeery windy, June 15-16.
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Dinkey Lakes June 18-19

Post by AlmostThere » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:18 pm

Spent the weekend clearing downed trees and chopping waterbars in Dinkey. Mosquitoes were starting to be interested in biting -- maybe a 1, in the morning and evening. During the day they were present in forested areas when the breeze died down. Not so much in the open sun. A dab of DEET here and there did the trick.

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McGee lake June 17 - 18

Post by overheadx2 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:21 pm

No mosquitoes till about 9000'
9000' - 2
9300 to 9800' - 3 and looking for blood.
Above 10000'- 0 with not even one seen.
Lots of standing water and should hit soon. Still freezing at night above 10500' with ice on all standing water in AM.

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Glen Alpine Creek 6/18-6/19

Post by SSSdave » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:13 am

Glen Alpine Creek drainage June 18 65.5k to 8.5k. Weather chilly, cloudy, very windy, no mosquitoes. June 19 light breezes, mosquitoes 1 most areas and 2 in the considerable areas of standing water. Suspect there are many more in the zone that were hunkered down due to several days of foul weather. Thus with this week's warm fair weather will bring many out with a lot of new squeets hatching.

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