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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby copeg » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:27 am

From this past weekend July 19-21

Pioneer Basin: 4+ (Hard to rank based upon the rank descriptions because the wind was blowing them away our first day - when it stopped blowing they came out of nowhere in a frenzy. The following morning all was still, they were biting through 40% DEET, I inhaled more than I'd like to count, and I would describe it as a 6)

Fourth Recess Lake: 2

I heard from two parties that the skeeters in Hopkin's Basin were horrible, and based on the descriptions a 5



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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:36 am

Hi TB

How was the smoke during the days? Okay for photography?
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby copeg » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:07 pm

maverick wrote:Hi TB

How was the smoke during the days? Okay for photography?


Hey Mav, didn't even notice any smoke. Driving Fri night there was a strip of smog across the SJ valley, but it didn't seem to effect much of anything.
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:16 pm

That is what I wanted to hear. Your report and CG's make it time to hit the
mountains again. Posting some pic's and TR soon? Thanks TB
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby mountaineer » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:44 pm

Heading to Twenty Lakes Basin Monday, any report from there?
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby Alpenbro » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:08 am

Glen Aulin 7/19 = 2
Young Lakes 7/21 = 3

Smoke was pretty much nil. Dark clouds and rain kept us off Conness tho (we made it to the marsh at the cirque below the plateau and turned back), guess that happens pretty often around Conness... next time!
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby mountaineer » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:46 pm

Alpenbro wrote:Glen Aulin 7/19 = 2
Young Lakes 7/21 = 3

Smoke was pretty much nil. Dark clouds and rain kept us off Conness tho (we made it to the marsh at the cirque below the plateau and turned back), guess that happens pretty often around Conness... next time!


What about the skeeters?
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby mountaineer » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:19 pm

Hoover Wilderness/20 Lakes Basin...

Conness Lakes-1
Cascade Lake, et al-2
Shamrock Lake-1
Meadow between Steelhead and McCabe Pass-2

July 27-Aug 1
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:06 pm

Hey Mountaineer I know you got some sunset pic's of Upper McCabe your
going to post,right?
That ridge behind the lake turns crimson at sunset.
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby mountaineer » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:07 pm

Didn't get any of that as I didn't spend the night at McCabe...in Yosemite NP and I don't do NP's if I can help it. :) Check out my new thread in a couple of minutes in the photography forum.
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby trav867 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:07 am

I'm heading to Kings Canyon for about 5 days beginning August 15th- I'd like to just bring a tarp but bug-wise is that out of the question until later in the season?
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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Postby Wild Bill » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:13 pm

July 31- August 5, 2008
Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass...1
Kearsarge Lakes....................3
JMT:
Vidette Mdws-Forester Pass.......1
Tyndale Creek Area.................2
Wright Creek.Wallace Creek.......2
Bighorn Plateau......................1

Crabtree Lakes Basin...............1
Timberline Lake, Guitar Lake......1

Mt Whitney Trail....................1

All in all, mosquitoes not really that bad! :nod:
But Carry DEET!
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