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2013 Mosquito Reports

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:56 pm

1 - No mosquitoes or if there are some, but not biting yet
2 - Very light during the day, moderate at dawn and dusk
3 - Moderate during the day, heavy at dawn and dusk
4 - Heavy during the day, heavy at dawn and dusk
5 - Unbearable all day, no breaks, cannot eat outside of tent. If you stop, hundreds
will descend on you; when looking thru a camera viewfinder, you see more skeeters than
lake. If you slapped your arm, you'd smear blood from all the dead gorged bodies
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Kibbie - Boundary Lake 5/4-5/5

Postby norcalhiker » Mon May 06, 2013 10:37 am

From May 4-5th, I saw a about five mosquitoes on the Kibbie Ridge Trail and none at Boundary Lake. =D>
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Crystal Basin 5/12-5/13

Postby Wandering Daisy » Wed May 15, 2013 1:11 pm

Ice House Reservoir, Crystal Basin Recreation area, west edge of Desolation Wilderness, May 12-13.
Only a few mosquitoes at dusk. And we were camped next to a grassy swampy area.
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Re: 2013 Mosquito Reports

Postby dapperdave » Wed May 15, 2013 9:06 pm

Yosemite - 13-15th May Merced Lake/ LYV Mostly 1, but 2 in shady areas with standing water.
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Laurel Lake-Kendrick Creek-Edyth Lake 5/10-5/13

Postby tomba » Wed May 15, 2013 10:29 pm

May 10-13 northwest Yosemite: Laurel Lk, Kendrick Ck, Edyth Lk, below Bearup Lk, Jack Main Cyn, Lk Vernon. Few mosquitoes in daytime at creek crossings and few other areas, including evenings/mornings at camps. Many mosquitoes evening/morning NE from Edith Lk at elevation about 7400 ft - just below first patches of snow.

Wind (which can keep mosquitoes down) was weak.
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Tuolumne Meadows-Donohue Pass 5/25-5/26

Postby scrotata » Mon May 27, 2013 2:59 pm

Tuoloumne Meadows 5/25-5/26: On the hike up to Donohue Pass there were a few, rate it 1-2, and as I gained elevation, it was even better, a solid 1.
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Onion Valley-Charlotte Lake 5/25-5/27

Postby larroyo33 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:31 am

5/25/13-5/27/13-Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass, Kearsarge Lakes, Bullfrog Lake, and Charlotte Lake. It was a 1. I only saw one mosquito during the entire trip when I was at Bullfrog Lake.
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Tuolumne Canyon-Pate Valley 5/26-5/27

Postby J ney » Tue May 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, 26-27may;
Pate Valley through Muir Gorge: 3/4
Waterwheel Falls and above, 2
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Kings Canyon 5/25-5/27

Postby tim » Wed May 29, 2013 7:50 am

Cedar Grove: 0 (and none likely either - its already dry as a bone)
Paradise Valley: 0 (a few flies and butterflies in the afternoon, but too cold at night for skeeters)
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Emigrant Wilderness 5/31-6/2

Postby kpeter » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:15 pm

Emigrant Wilderness Crabtree--Piute Lake--Deer Lake and vicinities
May 31-June 2
The worst mosquitoes seem to be in a band from 7400-8200 feet.
A "4" at these locations:
Piute Lake
West Fork Cherry Creek Crossings
Piute Creek Crossing

At Deer Lake they were a 2, but were getting worse over the three days I was there.
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6/1 - 6/2 Onion Valley > Matlock Lake

Postby schmalz » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:36 am

No mosquitoes.
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Little Lakes Valley - 6/1-6/2

Postby no2haven » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:14 am

A couple of small mosquitos around Heart Lake. Nothing anywhere else.

A couple of seagulls flying around Chickenfoot lake, though, do those count?
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