Eastern Sierras First Time Backpacking

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Re: Eastern Sierras First Time Backpacking

Post by East Side Hiker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:36 pm

I can remember many times desending into a small valley - lets say a "swale" - and the sound of all the skeeters was deafining... My poor dog had to hide under a sleeping bag. We were miserable... But it is just one of those things you have to deal with. What can you do but use the sprays, the least toxic ones. Thry're all at REI. And you have to get into and out of you tent asap because there will be dozens of them in there in seconds...

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