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Kennedy Meadows 5/12

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:00 pm
by overheadx2
Kennedy Meadows - 5/12/12 - 0 - Camped at the campground and hikes up to 7000'and down to 6000' - already very dry, no skeeters

Horseshoe Meadows 5/27

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:54 am
by calipidder
Horseshoe Meadow to Cottonwood Pass, 0. (as of Sunday the 27th)

Virgnia Lakes-Gaylor Lakes 5/26-5/27

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:17 am
by Jason
Virginia Lakes Area - 0
Gaylor Lakes Area - 0

Visited both over Memorial Day Weekend and didn't see a single mosquito. No bites either. Of course, the snow and cold weather could have had something to do with it.

Kibbie Lake-NW Yosemite 5/26-5/28

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:27 pm
by tomba
Kibbie Lake (NW Yosemite) on Memorial Day Weekend, from Shingle Springs TH, through Bartlett Creek between Many Island Lake and Spotted Fawn Lake, then Flora Lake, and back. Mosquitoes at 0 everywhere (it was snowing on the first day though), except 1-2 on the last day at the wet area between Kibbie Ridge and Kibbie Lake.

BTW, all creeks were easy to cross.

White Wolf-Glen Aulin 5/26-5/28

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 am
by DoyleWDonehoo
Yeah, last week up till the snowstorm in the White Wolf and Glen Aulen regions, just a few "snow mosquitoes" (big aggressive but wary buggers) here and there, mainly in wet, swampy or pond areas. Not really a problem.

Chain Lakes- Southern Yosemite 5/24-5/31

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:24 pm
by oldranger
Just out from s. Yosemite. Skeeters just strarting at Middle Chain. Got worse as we got lower, probably about a 4. Used Deet about 2 miles down the trail. Then gnats became the issue. Markskor said he kept swallowing them. I told him he should keep his mouth shut!

TR to follow next week.


Kibbie Lake 6/2

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:59 pm
by no2haven
Kibbie Lake 6/2/12: 3 - very light during the day, voracious and swarming just after dusk. Not bad the next morning, however. DEET was no deterrent - retreated to the tent for dinner.

Horse Meadows 6/3

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:27 am
by BrianF
Starting to come out in the Horseshoe Meadows area. About a 2 Sunday morning around swampy meadow areas

Dusy Basin 6/1-6/3

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:43 pm
by landESCAPE
My first official post here!! :)
(I've been reading these forums for way too long without's about time I did!)

Just came back (6/1-6/3) from Bishop Pass/Dusy Basin to the point where the trail drops down into Le Conte Canyon. Visited every lake in the basin. There were basically no mosquitoes anywhere -- even in the swampy areas and even at sunset! There were a few hiding in the trees at the lower elevations, but no DEET necessary. So I'll give it a 0.

Judging from the progression of all these other reports, it looks like they'll be out in full force might want to hurry!!

Re: 2012 Mosquito Reports

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:41 pm
by maverick
Welcome aboard LandESCAPE! Looking forward to reading your future posts!