Moderators were were asking for trail report so here you go:
In short, I would AVOID our route (Gianelli --> Long Lake --> Toejam --> Gianelli) due to serious issues with mosquitos. We had a 5 day trip that was cut down to a little over 1 due to how severe the mosquitos were. I was equipped with DEET 40% and bug/mesh jacket which did little to nothing. We were optimistic that things would improve by the time we arrived at Long Lake; we were wrong. We decided to hike out. After about 13-14 miles we decided to drop into Toejam which was just as bad. I jumped in my tend at 645p and woke up at 345a to hit the trail and get out.
It was unfortunate because it really is beautiful right now but unfortunately not enjoyable. Ive been up in that area for my third time now and have never experienced anything that awful. Maybe some more experienced people on here can comment when the mosquitos begin to mellow out, but as of last week, they really are unbearable.
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