2017 Mosquito Reports

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Hope Valley, Carson, & Luther Pass July 15-17 2017 Mosquito

Post by acvdmlac » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:12 pm

July 15-17: Indian Head trail (behind Sorenson's Lodge): Level 1
July 16: Luther Pass: level 1 on the old road, but when descending towards Hope Valley, we took a right turn onto a foot trail contouring west until we ran into Level 3 skeeters in some boggy areas, enough to turn us back to the old road.
July 17: PCT heading north from Carson Pass: Level 0! :-)








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Twin Lakes 7/15-7/16

Post by mcsoller » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:51 am

Twin Lakes in Desolation Wilderness, July 15-16

Despite snow fields, daytime temps near 80 and raging torrents, I was pleasantly surprised by skeeters on an overnight in Desolation Wilderness. Some daytime mosquitos on hike out in marshy areas around Wrights Lake (2) but going down to 0 on the trail and at the campsite. Evening brought out a few more near but only near wet ground (2). I had treated wind jacket and pants with Permethrin and skeeters stayed away even at dusk. It's a great time to be out there!
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South Lake 7/9

Post by hikerchick395 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:04 am

Get ready...they're coming! !9 July 2017. South Lake trailhead parking...the usual tons of mosquitos. I barely opened the car door and a swarm came in. Ahhh, too bad they all died in the hot car while I was out. Anyway, at the pond north of Long Lake, thousands (or millions) of baby mosquitos were rising in the morning light. Those are not biting...yet. Buzzed between the trailhead and just north of the pond, but I was wearing repellant clothes plus repellant. They enjoy getting in front of your camera lens too. 0 at Ruwau and Choc Peak.

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MOSQUITO REPORT - TUOLUMNE TO HI

Post by Dave Taylor » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:34 pm

Having recently made the trip from Tuolumne to HI, I'm happy to report that with the exception of Tuolumne, the mosquito count was unusually low. Given the amount of water this year, I expected much more mosquito activity.

On the other hand, the mosquitos at Agnew Meadows are nuclear this year. Safe Travels, and Thanks Ansel for turning me onto this group.

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Re: 2017 Mosquito Reports

Post by maverick » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:44 pm

Hi Dave,

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Re: 2017 Mosquito Reports

Post by cefire » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:45 pm

Quick trip to May lake last night (7/19) - mozzies are out, level 3. Likely going to get pretty unbearable soon!

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Glen Aulin and the GCT 7/15-7/18

Post by uneaqs » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:17 pm

Around Glen Aulin 2 or 3. If you stay up on the breezy ridges to camp, its only 1. Down in the canyon and in the boggy areas, 2 to 3.

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Re: MOSQUITO REPORT - TUOLUMNE TO HI

Post by scraperpro » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:11 am

What is "HI"?

Dave Taylor wrote:Having recently made the trip from Tuolumne to HI, I'm happy to report that with the exception of Tuolumne, the mosquito count was unusually low. Given the amount of water this year, I expected much more mosquito activity.

On the other hand, the mosquitos at Agnew Meadows are nuclear this year. Safe Travels, and Thanks Ansel for turning me onto this group.

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Re: MOSQUITO REPORT - TUOLUMNE TO HI

Post by SirBC » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:22 am

scraperpro wrote:What is "HI"?

Dave Taylor wrote:Having recently made the trip from Tuolumne to HI, I'm happy to report that with the exception of Tuolumne, the mosquito count was unusually low. Given the amount of water this year, I expected much more mosquito activity.

On the other hand, the mosquitos at Agnew Meadows are nuclear this year. Safe Travels, and Thanks Ansel for turning me onto this group.
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Sabrina Basin 7/21-7/22

Post by Matthewkphx » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:00 pm

7/21–7/22 in Sabrina Basin

Almost zero mosquitos at Blue Lake

Probably level 3/4 around Emerald Lakes but manageable with Insectshield-treated clothing and headnets. We camped on a ridge between Emerald and Dingleberry and I did pull my leather gloves on for a bit around sunset.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised how tolerable the mosquito situation was.
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