2018 Mosquito Reports

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Rancheria TH to Blackcap Basin, Aug 13-19

Post by wildhiker » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:33 pm

Mosquitoes level 1 all the way, elevations 7,600 to 10,600 feet. Basically, saw about 5 mosquitoes on the entire week trip. Those little gnats that hang out in front of your face were more annoying (only in damp forest areas).

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Onin Valley-South Lake 8/13-8/19

Post by CAMERONM » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:33 am

August 13-19 6 days offtrail from Onion Valley to South Lake. The very few mosquitos present were not biting. Toss aside those headnets...

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Re: 2018 Mosquito Reports

Post by Cycleboy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:04 pm

Sabrina Basin 8/20-22, mossies were a 0 to maybe a 1 on the shore of Dingleberry Lake in early morning or late evening.

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Re: 2018 Mosquito Reports

Post by DiamondEyedJack » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:36 am

August 25 - Sept 4
Up Kearsarge TH -> Charlotte Lake, Vidette Mdw, Forester, upper Kern basin, Milestone Creek, Shepherd Plateau, Anvil Camp, down Shepherd and Symmes canyons.

I only got bit by one skeeter and that was in Milestone Creek, around elevation 11,100'.
Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandana, like a one-eyed Cheshire, like a diamond-eyed jack

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Re: 2018 Mosquito Reports

Post by genetastic » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:07 pm

August 27- Sept 1
High Sierra Trail

Two bites around Kern Hot Springs, otherwise no mosquitoes to be seen or heard.

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Re: 2018 Mosquito Reports

Post by cadillacjaxon » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:40 pm

September 1st through September 6th, Onion Valley over Kearsarge Pass down the JMT exiting Whitney Portal was a oh so beautiful 0 everywhere over the the 5 days. We spend nights at the following:
Grays Meadow-0
Center Creek-0
Tyndall Creek-0 (I think I did get one bite here)
Guitar Lake-0
Trail Camp-0

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