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Kennedy Meadows 5/12
Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:00 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My first official post here!!
(I've been reading these forums for way too long without posting...it'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 soon...so might want to hurry!!
Re: 2012 Mosquito Reports
Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:41 pm
Welcome aboard LandESCAPE! Looking forward to reading your future posts!