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Southern Emigrant 7/6-7/8

Postby MountainMinstrel » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:17 am

I'll try to get a TR up in a few days but this info is only useful now.
Hit Rosasco/Big/Cole /Leighton /Karls/Wood/Gem/Piute/Camp Lakes.
0-1 everywhere with the exception being wooded valleys. those were consistently in the 3-4 range. In fact, the only times I deeted up was going through the old burn area about half a mile from the Crabtree trail head, and between Karls Wood lakes. All the lakes were full of Damsel and Dragon flies, so the skeets were almost non existent. They came out at Rosasco about 8:30 pm and I just hit the sack early so not to have to deet up right before bed.

I made sure that I camped in open areas where the breeze would help keep them at bay in fact I stayed at Leighton instead of Karls because Karls seemed to be more forested.
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Twin Lakes Sequoia NP July 2-4

Postby robow8 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:45 pm

A solid 2. Permithrin and Picaridin Kept them away. Seemed like my wife had a headnet on the whole time. She can't stand anything buzzing around her face.
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Carson Pass/Winemucca Lake

Postby mountaineer » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:18 pm

July 7th-Day hike with family a 0 everywhere.
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Emigrant Wilderness 7/8-9

Postby travelingclouds » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:11 am

Kennedy Meadows to Lunch Meadow: 0
Emigrant Lake: 4-5 (There were literally thousands if you went further down the lake)
Middle Emigrant Lake: 3
Emigrant Meadow Lake: 3
Snow Lake: 0

Wore clothes treated with permethrin, and my head net. Head net was a savior.
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7/9 Gallats Lake in Kern-Kaweah

Postby Dragonfly » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:11 pm

Definitely a 5. Hordes of 'skeets at Gallats Lake, and they were vicious.
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Isberg Pass June 30-July 3

Postby cslaght » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:02 pm

On the Ansel Adams side it would be a good 2.5
Yosemite side, camped at lake 10005, a solid 3 into a 4 at dusk. DEET? It didn't seem to matter to them too much haha
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Hoover Wilderness / Green Lake 7/8-7/10

Postby apeman45 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:07 pm

Hoover Wilderness July 8- 10

Green Creek trailhead to Green Lake was a 4
Green Lake to East Lake was a 3 but never had to deet up again because the wind came up and was a constant 10 - 40 mph the entire weekend. Went up to Hoover Lakes to 10k and did not see any mosquitoes because we had trouble standing straight up with the high winds. Pretty sure we had some gusts above 50mph at East Lake last night but still considered it a better alternative than dealing with mosquitoes.
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Duck Pass loop, Deer Creek, Mammoth Pass July 8-9-10

Postby Pearl » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:41 pm

Lake Mary 3
on the way up to Duck Pass 2
Deer Creek 2
Mammoth Pass heading up from Crater Meadow 2
I sprayed my clothes and hat. Wore long sleeve shirt and pants. Did not put on any repellent but still got bit a few times on exposed areas.
We had a good breeze most of the weekend which helped to keep them down
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Latest Tuolumne Meadow Campground?

Postby zanybrian » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:29 am

Hi, I am new to the forum and I ended up here googling the latest information on Tuolumne mosquito conditions. Any updates on near or at Tuolumne Meadows campground? We're going to stay there for few nights and I am trying to prepare our body/mind ahead of time. :) I will go ahead and call the rangers office when the dates get closer but I thought I will check here first. TIA.
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Ediza Lake 7/9 to 7/11

Postby SircussBear » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:51 am

Ediza Lake- 4 to 5. There were a lot of mosquitoes, especially in the meadow section.

Bathed skin in Picaridin and wore a head neat with treated clothes. Helped a lot but still got bites. Had to hole up in the tent when it got bad.
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Emigrant 7/7 - 7/10

Postby mediauras » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:12 pm

I was with my 8/10 year old kids so we didn't get too deep in from Gianelli, but from Gianelli to Chewing Gum Lake to Granite Lake worst we had was a 2 at Granite Lake on our second night. We tried to pick good campsites out of the trees and up higher tho, and it was a windy weekend -- with winds and gusts all night long on our Saturday night. We gladly took it, the bugs were kept at bay.
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Onion Valley to northern Golden Trout Lakes 7/8 - 7/10

Postby Bruce B » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:12 pm

It was a consistent 2 from the trailhead to the lakes. Winds were strong all weekend which kept the bugs at bay. Otherwise, it might have been worse especially at the lower elevations. During brief breaks in the wind, there were occasional swarms of very small mosquitoes at the trailhead. But they seemed young and too insecure to commit to biting yet.
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