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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby paul » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:29 pm

muir trail in yosemite, 7/18 to 7/20 - 2 to 3
donohue pass to LeConte canyon, 7/20- 7/31 - 3-4 almost everywhere except in canyon of so. fork San Joaquin, which was 0 to 1.
skeeters right at Muir pass.
skeeters right at Bishop Pass
Bear creek hideous
evolution valley hideous
skeeters in the rain even



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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby gochicagobears! » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:26 am

august 1st: Kennedy Meadow to Relief Reservoir-0
august 2nd: Relief to Saucer Meadow to Lower Lewis Lake- 0
august 3rd: Relief to Kennedy-0
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby cvr » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:29 pm

7/31 Duck Pass to Purple Lake - 2, Very light and only in the more forested areas
8/1 Purple Lake to Hortense Lake - 2, except for Tully Hole area which was more like a 4
8/2 Hortense Lake to Ram Lake via cross country from Virginia - 1, Hardly any
8/3 Ram lake to Duck Pass - 1+

All in all, I expected the mosquitos to be much worse, but they were hardly an annoyance.
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby mkbgdns » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:48 am

Any late news on Agnew Meadows. Ediza, Thousand Island, Rush Creek? Thanks.
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby BrianF » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:09 pm

Humphrey's Basin at 11,200 - solid 3 when the wind wasn't blowing
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby mokelumnekid » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:15 pm

BrianF wrote:Humphrey's Basin at 11,200 - solid 3 when the wind wasn't blowing

Seems like H-Basin is a solid 3 or more, year round. No relief there...
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby fedak » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:15 pm

This weeks freeze in the Tahoe area seems to have killed a great deal of the skeeters

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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby gunfish » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:11 pm

Dinkey Lakes area 8/02-8/07
Trailhead to Swede lake 8/02 - 2
The rest of the week: nonexistant-probably due to the wind-no repellent needed
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby tim » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:24 pm

Upper Cathedral Lake in Yosemite was 2+ on 8/13, Upper Sunrise Lake was ~0.5 on 8/14
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby cvr » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:23 pm

8/13-816 in Sabrina Basin - Midnight Lake, Hungry Packer Lake: 2- during the entire trip. Non-existant during the day and very light in the mornings and at dusk, although healthy wind at Midnight lake on 8/13 helped keep them away. Did not use DEET the entire trip. \:D/
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby KC JED » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:58 pm

North Lake Campground Aug. 21 was 2, would've been much worse if not for the wind
Lower Lamarck Lake Aug. 22 was also 2
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Re: Post Your 2009 Skeeter Updates.

Postby stevet » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:05 pm

For various locations along the JMT between 8/24 and 9/5.

Sawmill Pass Trail Jct, Upper Vidette Mdw, and Wallace Creek = 2
All other locations = 1
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