2011 Skeeter Reports

Questions and reports related to Sierra Nevada current and forecast conditions, as well as general precautions and safety information. Trail conditions, fire/smoke reports, mosquito reports, weather and snow conditions, stream crossing information, and more.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Post by catrina.hayes » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:15 pm

I was gonna take my boyfriend hiking this weekend (saturday to be exact) 9/10/11 up on the Stebbins Cold Canyon Trail at Berryessa. Does anyone know if there is likely to be mosquitoes around then? He is pretty allergic to their bites.








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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Post by tim » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:40 am

At Lake Aloha and Waca Lake (Desolation Wilderness) it was a 2 on Saturday 9/3 and about 1.5 on Sunday 9/4. A few more in the woods at Haypress Meadows but pretty manageable. We did need to get out the deet, unlike previous trips there at this time of year (in less wet years - 2008 & 2009).

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Post by stevet » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:56 pm

8/29 - Treasure Lakes 2/3
8/30 - Below Lamarck Col 0
8/31 - Wanda Lake 1
9/1 - South Fork San Joaquin bridge on JMT (below Goddard Canyon Jct) 1
9/2 - Marie Lake 1
9/3 - VVR 0
9/4 - Upper Mills Creek Lake 1
9/5 - Bearpaw Lake 1
9/6 - Paris Lake 1

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Post by KathyW » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:32 pm

Last weekend there were swarms of gnats at Wanda Lake (near Muir Pass) - they were terrible and stuck to packs for miles after the lake - I was thinking of camping there, but after the gnats attacked I moved on to Helen Lake on the other side of Muir Pass. There were swarms of gnats next to Evolution Lake too, but they weren't as think as at Wanda Lake and as soon as you got a little away from the lake they weren't bad at all.

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Post by savagebear » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:45 pm

9/16-9/17 ........First Dinkey 1. Second Dinkey 0-1. Island Lake 0.

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Post by richlong8 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:35 am

Kern River canyon from Sequoia boundary to HST junction: (2-3) 8/31-9/6

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Post by 87TT » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:52 pm

Green lake in the Hoover wilderness 2
East lake 2
West lake 2-3
Gilman 3-4
Little lakes Valley/rock creek 2-3
West Walker river above Pickle meadows 2 All reports from the last two weeks

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Post by DoyleWDonehoo » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:09 pm

Just came back from a 7 day Yosemite trip that went from 7000 feet to 11,300 feet, and there still are a few out there oddly enough (near wet areas). The overall conditions were more like mid August than end of September. The storm this next week should put down the remaining few skeeters.
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