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2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby markskor » Sat May 21, 2011 7:08 pm

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"The scale from previous years has worked out perfectly, so guess we'll keep on using it:"
1 - No mosquitos or there are some, but not biting yet
2 - Very light during the day, moderate at dawn and dusk
3 - Moderate during the day, heavy at dawn and dusk
4 - Heavy during the day, heavy at dawn and dusk
5 - Unbearable all day, no breaks, cannot eat outside of tent. If you stop, hundreds
will land on you; when looking thru a camera viewfinder, you see more skeeters than
lake. If you slapped your arm, you'd smear blood from all the dead gorged bodies.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sat May 21, 2011 7:45 pm

OK, here is a repeat of my report. Fall Creek above Feather Falls - a bit less than 2,000 feet elevation, slightly annoying mosquitoes dusk and dawn at campsite next to creek. Last night, not too bad; this morning seemed like more hatched. I am a mosquito magnet, so take my report with a grain of salt. A week ago near Lake Berryessa, we had no mosquitoes at all.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby rlown » Sat May 21, 2011 7:53 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:A week ago near Lake Berryessa, we had no mosquitoes at all.


Berryessa is more of a tick fest..
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby tim » Sat May 21, 2011 8:01 pm

Kings Canyon May 7 there were a few in the evening, but not biting.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby Cross Country » Sun May 22, 2011 9:30 am

What does 2 years in a row typically do to the skeeter population the 2nd year? I honestly don't remember.

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby tuolumneranger » Mon May 23, 2011 9:12 am

Yosemite Valley update: They're out - enough to drive me inside to eat dinner around 7:00 p.m. I would rate the Valley a 2 right now.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby gochicagobears! » Mon May 23, 2011 9:57 am

in Graeagle a week ago and bugs were out pretty good. got a few bites, but they disappeared mid-day, even with no wind... rate 2 in the mid AM, zero by mid-day.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby oldranger » Tue May 24, 2011 3:04 pm

May 14--Castle Peak near Donner Summit--0 but skiing was good
May 16--Red Lake near Carson Pass--0 but skiing was good.
May 18-O'Shaunessy Dam to Mouth of Til Til creek at reservoir-0
May 19 Shoreline of Hetch Hetchy between Til Til and Rancheria Creeks--0
May 20 Rancheria Falls Bridge to dam-1.5 got 1 bite on each arm on hike out somewhere w. of Til Til
May 22-23 Redwood Canyon (SEKI) 0--road to TH not open from Generals Highway, significant snow in canyon bottom at 5400 feet.

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby quentinc » Tue May 24, 2011 4:44 pm

May 20 - 23 -- Kern Plateau/Golden Trout Wilderness (near Olancha Peak): 0. Even in some of the boggiest meadows I've ever seen.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby SPeacock » Thu May 26, 2011 1:36 pm

Maybe some help on the way - but don't hold your breath

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/ ... tive-deet/
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