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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby scraperpro » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:25 am


7/29 top of Snow Creek falls: 3
7/30 area around North Dome during the day: 0
7/30 top of Yosemite Falls: 0

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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby Mradford » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:39 am

8/2/15 Little Lakes Valley//Mosquito Flats Trail Head.... Hiked around all day mosquito level 3. Didn't use any deet and ended up with 10 or so bites. ](*,)
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby BigMan » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:21 pm

7/30 - 8/3

Lost Lake, Roaring River, Tamarack Lake/Elizabeth Pass Jct, and Alta Meadow - 1

The only camp that might have been 1+ was Big Bird Lake at dusk.

Never used the headnet or deet I brought.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby gardel va » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:07 pm

Desolation Wilderness, Aug 2-5
Heather Lake 1
Upper Lake Aloha 1 (a few right before sunset, but nothing later)
Stony Ridge Lake 2 (I didn't notice them at the time, but noticed two bites the next day)
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby old and slow » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:38 pm

Yosemite Lyell Canyon August 7-8 ---- was a solid 2, pulled out the head nets in the late afternoon following a mid-day hailstorm.
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby giantbrookie » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:18 pm

Aug 1 Sherwin Lakes=0 breezy then pouring rain
Aug. 2. Little Lakes Valley am (0-0.25) two kills no bites, Aug. 2 above Little Lakes Valley (Peppermint Pass to Spire Lake)=0 cool and breezy
Aug. 3. Peppermint Pass-L Italy-White Bear=0 cool and breezy as above
Aug 4 Bear Basin to E Pinnacles Creek=0 as above
Aug 5 E Pinnacles Creek to W Pinnacles Creek=0 as above; Hutchinson Mdw to Lower Honeymoon L=1 (about 15 kills no bites) Ramona L=0 breezy
Aug 6 Ramona L-Lower Honeymoon L-Piute Pass trail=0 breezy
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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby PackratAmongGiants » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:53 pm

Twin Lakes-Kerrick Meadows Lollipop, 8/20-8/22

All 1's (almost no mosquitoes present, none landing). Twin Lakes to Barney Lake to Peeler Lake; Kerrick Meadows to Rock Island Pass to Snow Lake to Crown Lake; Robinson Lakes to Barney Lake to Twin Lakes.

Warm and very sunny during the day, clear and in the 40's at night, south winds to 15 mph in the afternoons and eves. High meadows were still wet with ponds (including yellow-legged frog, tree frog, and yosemite toad - yeay herps!).

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Re: 2015 Mosquito Reports

Postby ianrb » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:06 am

Hiked up Langley this past weekend (first 14er!)

Cottonwood Lakes - 0, I didn't see a single mosquito. Camped at Lake 3
From Lake 3 to South Fork Lakes - 0, no mosquitoes seen
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2015 Mosquito Reports - 8/28 8/29 Crabtree & Gem Lake

Postby ppro » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:50 pm

Crabtree Trailhead: 0
Camp Lake: 0
Lilly Pad Lake: 0
Gem Lake: 0

We planned a full circuit from Crabtree to Gem, Gem to Long Lake, to ToeJam, to Chewing Gum and back to Crabtree. Unfortunately I got a nasty head cold on the drive up. We hiked from Crabtree to Gem and did not experience a single mosquito anywhere on the trail. Spend the night at Gem and woke up the next morning with the same terrible head cold. We cut the trip short and hiked back to Crabtree.

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