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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby ceragold5150 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:49 pm

Saddlebag lake area - Zero, nada nothing! July 23rd. Little Lakes Valley 1. :D



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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby richlong8 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:24 pm

Green Lake- east of Parchers Resort, 2-3
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby KathyW » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:34 am

North Fork Big Pine Creek - The mosquitoes were terrible this past weekend - especially between 10,500' and 12,000' If there was a breeze blowing, it wasn't too bad but, otherwise; even the Deet didn't stop them from attacking.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby zorobabel » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:41 am

July 23-24 - the first 3 lakes going up to Kearsarge Pass were a 2, but 1 on the trail. Kearsarge Lakes were a 3, above them on the trail 2.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby Wild Bill » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:27 am

July 20-24: It felt like peak season out there to me!

Duck Pass & Duck Lake not bad at all

Purple Lake; moderatly bad

Cascade Valley/Fish Creek; really bad!

Olive Lake/Jackson Meadow Area: swarming, attacking, off the charts bad! If you don't have a head net, you will breathe in the little buggers!

Lake of the Lone Indian; moderatly bad!

Tully Hole; moderatly bad!

Virginia Lake; not bad at all! A great place to visit.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby streamer » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:42 am

July 23rd - Hidden Lake/Quake Lake above Florence Reservoir - Moderately bad (3-4 on scale)...Had a group offer to pay us for some repellent...lol
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby Troutasaurus » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:44 am

Clover Meadow, just below Lower Blue Lake in the El Dorado National Forest: Lots and lots of the buggers. Elevation 8000'. It's at least a 4.
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Tuolumne Meadows, Mt. Dana, Gaylor Lakes - Jul 23-24

Postby tomba » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:11 pm

Jul 23-24:
  • Tuolumne Meadows Campground: 2 to 3 - heavy at dusk, some in the morning.
  • Mt. Dana: 0 to 3 - none in late morning on the trail, few at the top, heavy late afternoon on lower half of the descent.
  • Gaylor Lakes: 0 to 2 - some on the trail up to the ridge.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby wildhiker » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:46 pm

July 24 - Tahoe Rim Trail east of Martis Peak lookout in the Mt. Rose Wilderness area (north end of Lake Tahoe) between 8000 and 9000 feet in forest and on open ridges, light breezes, few snow banks left - 0 mosquitos (this is a well-drained area).
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby jfelectron » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:22 am

July 17th-25th

Piute Pass Lakes and Humphries Basin: very windy, no to low bugs

French Canyon: low to moderate, wore headnet in early evening

Salie Keyes Lakes: Horrendous, just bloomed....scramble to get inside tent, eat inside...leave early in the morning

Lake Edison: light to moderate

Lk. Viriginia: lots of gnats and flies, immature non-biting skeeters

1000 Island: very low bugs
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