Please Post Your 2008 Skeeter Updates

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Re: Please Post Your Skeeter Updates

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Re: Please Post Your 2008 Skeeter Updates

Post by MountainMinstrel » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:57 pm

Just finished a loop of The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne and Ten Lakes Basin. Skeeters were 1-2 everywhere.

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Re: Please Post Your 2008 Skeeter Updates

Post by AZhiker » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:00 am

Bump.

Any recent reports from the Sabrina Basin area? Looking specifically for Hungry Packer or Midnight Lakes area. Any and all beta would be appreciated. A few friends and I are heading up that way next week. Would like to gauge how much DEET to bring (if that's even possible). :cool:

Thanks!

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Re: Please Post Your 2008 Skeeter Updates

Post by DJG » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:43 am

Maybe my wife and I saw you, in Sabrina Lakes Basin last week. Went in 8-13, out 8-17.

Sabrina Lake, Blue Lake, Donkey Lake, Emerald Lakes all 1 (loved that!).

Few people too for such a popular area, although we changed plans (stayed at Blue Lake instead of Moonlight and day hiked to the others) when the passing trail guide said he was heading his loaded mules to Sailor Lake.

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Re: Please Post Your 2008 Skeeter Updates

Post by vaughnm » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:06 pm

Just finished the JMT Aug 3 through Aug 15
1 everywhere except along Wanda Lake - 1 spot was about a 3 (nasty little guys).

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