2018 Mosquito Reports

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Glen Aulin 7/10-7/13

Post by paula53 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:03 pm

I was up in Glen Aulin. Tuolumne Meadow mosquitos were on the wain. it was a 1 in the backpackers campground in the afternoon. In the evening it was a 2. During the hike it was between a 2 & 3. I was there from 7/10 to 7/13.
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Saddlebag 7/15 / Whitney 7/16

Post by Willythedog » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:00 am

july 15 saddlebag lake - buzzing around but not biting, 0? 1? Once you get up to greenstone lake and conness lakes 1-2. Once i climbed up halfway up North peak back to 0.

july 15 Whitney trail - 0 from top to bottom, although didnt stop too much

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Kearsarge - Matlock 7/13-7/15

Post by holmslice » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:25 pm

Kearsarge Pass Trail - Matlock Lake 7/13 - 7/15

Camped @ Matlock Lake 2 nights - mosquitos lvl 1-2
Hiked up to Kearsarge Pass and back down - mosquitos on the trail lvl 1
Fished and lingered at Flower Lake - mosquitos lvl 4
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Piute Pass-Upper Desolation 7/14-7/15

Post by Space Cat » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:45 pm

7/14 - 7/15
Piute Pass/Humphrey’s Basin/Upper Desolation lake

North lake campground 2
Along trail below tree line 2
Piute Pass 0
Upper Desolation Lake 2

We got reports from hikers that skeeters were horrible west of Piute Pass. They must be worse lower in Humphrey’s Basin where it is more wet because we didn’t experience anything that a little DEET couldn’t fix.
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Cottwood-Wright Lakes-Kern-Miter 7/13-7/18

Post by dapperdave » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:57 pm

7/13 Cottonwood pass to Rock creek 0-1
7/14 Wright lakes basin 2-3 in the afternoon rain
7/15 Upper Kern canyon 2-3
7/16 Guitar lake 1
7/17 Mt Whitney to top of Miter basin 0
7/18 bottom of Miter basin 2

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HST 7/14-7/18

Post by goodnamesalltaken » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:51 pm

In general along the HST conditions were from 1-2, from 7/14-7/19.

7/14 - HST to Upper Hamilton Lake - 1
7/15 - Big Arroyo - 2 / Moraine Lake - 1
7/16 - Upper Funston / Kern Canyon / Hot Springs - 1
7/17 - Junction Meadow - 3
7/18 - Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal Road - 1
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North Lake-Piute Pass 7/20

Post by dapperdave » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:47 pm

7/20 North Lake - Piute pass 2-3
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North End of Kaiser Wilderness 7/20-7/22

Post by cslaght » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:56 pm

Went from Sample Meadow up to Twin Lakes/George Lake

Mostly 1, some 2 for Friday and Saturday went to 2+ to 3 on some of the greener places on the trail on the return on Sunday
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Re: John Muir Wilderness/JMT through Evolution Basin

Post by AaronRDavis » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:54 am

Went from Florence to Darwin Bench, Evolution Basin up to Sapphire Lake, over McGee Lakes Pass and down through McGee Canyon. All clothes treated with Permethrin.

1-2 in all of the above. Many areas looked like they'd have terrible mosquitos--wet, soggy ground with standing puddles.

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Re: 2018 Mosquito Reports

Post by notis » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:38 pm

7/20 - 7/23

Kearsarge Pass area - 1
Charlotte Lake - 2.5
West Gardiner Basin (?) / Lake 2906 drainage - 3
Gardiner Creek - 4
East / Traditional Gardiner Basin - 2
60 Lakes Basin - 2
Rae Lakes - 2

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