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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:15 am

Thank you everyone for your posts.
CG, glad to hear you made it out, I am sure the weather made the trip a lot more
precarious than it should have been.



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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby KC JED » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:09 am

Went to Kennedy Meadows in Tulare county this past weekend 6/12. Only received about 5 bites during three day stay. Fairly stiff breeze at times probably kept the skeeters in check. Most people in group only received a few bites and dog didn't get it too bad. I would say the skeeters were between a 1.5 and 2.
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby gary c. » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:31 am

I spent Sunday morning until late afternoon ankle deep in a bogy Casa Vieja meadow fishing for Goldens and only saw one skeeter :)
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby rrivera » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:19 am

They are arriving unfortunately....I did an overnight to 5 Lakes Basin in Tahoe NF this weekend....when we headed out on Saturday morning there were several and the group was getting bitten. Thankfully the weather really cooled down and they disappeared and it was windy and cool on Sunday as well so they stayed away. Given the warmer weather in the forecast I suspect they are going to be coming out in force.
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby dmx » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:32 pm

Just got back from a 3 day trip in Desolation Wilderness 6/22. Awesome and empty of people. Mozzies are not too active yet in most places.

1) Bayview trail: 1
2) Rockbound Valley (near the rubicon): 3-4
3) Clyde Lake: 0 (it's frozen near there still)
4) Aloha Lake: 0
5) Gilmore Lake: 1
6) Dick's Pass/Dick's Lake: 0-1

It was pretty chilly at night in most places, which I think is keeping the mosquitoes at bay for now. Water in the rivers is high -- we must have made 8-10 icy crossings. There is a lot of water around and I'm sure the bugs will get thirsty soon enough...
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby balzaccom » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:30 pm

This last weekend (6.27) Tahoe itself wasn't bad, but we hiked up to Velma Lakes, and the bugs were fierce. We talked to one couple who planned to spend five days up there, and ran out of bug juice two days early. I'd rate those lakes about 8-9 right now....
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby rrivera » Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:57 am

I was at Leopold Lake in Emigrant this weekend...they were bad very very bad
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby losthillsguy » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:05 pm

June 27-29

Tuolumne and Tenaya Lake Area #3

Saddlebag Lake and 20 Lakes Loop #2
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby MountainMinstrel » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:40 pm

June 28-29

Alta Peak

3-4 anywhere near water and 2 everywhere else. It was even a 2 on the sumit!
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby CinnamonGirl » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:25 pm

June 26-28
Bishop Creek Canyon, nasty
Dusy basin, pretty bad
Palisade Basin, none
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby cgundersen » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:12 pm

Weird, did someone spray DDT in Palisade basin (re: Cinnamongirl's post)? Anyway, looks like the bugs will own large swaths of the Sierras for the rest of the month....but, the wildflowers should be hitting full stride, too! Keep the updates coming.
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby CinnamonGirl » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:28 am

cgundersen wrote:Weird, did someone spray DDT in Palisade basin?
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No. there was still too much snow in Palisade Basin. only grass we encountered was near Knapsack Pass. the Barrett Lakes were still pretty frozen. mosquito's cannot fly with down parkas on! :wink:
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