[cdt-l] Bugs in Montana

Doug Carlson doug-sue at usol.com
Wed Jul 12 13:46:50 CDT 2006

Jason's account of the bugs in MT is exactly what John and I experienced
hiking from Old Faithful up to Aldous Lk. TH.  I don't remember anything
quite as intense bugwise before- except maybe for pure black flies in the UP
of Michigan once.  The mosquitoes are very bad this season.  We could not
get away from them.  Cooking and eating were a real challenge.   Just too
much for me.  John is dropping down to hike the southern section of the CDT
in Colorado later this month.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jason seehafer" <jasonsee123 at hotmail.com>
To: <cdt-l at mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 2:11 PM
Subject: [cdt-l] hello from salmon

> hi all,
> taking the day off here in salmon and will be hiking out with a friend for
> the first few days.  the hitch into town was horrible.  4.5 hour wait,
> Idaho Fish/Wildlife employee finally picked me up.  i hung out with a few
> hundred flies in the hot sun toooo long.  thinking about buying a blonde
> female wig and wearing it as i hitch; and as the car pulls over removing
> much to the drivers surprise!
> bumped into Pi in Anaconda and again for a couple days in the
> Anaconda/Pintler Wilderness.  also shared a cup of tea with a family
> (husband, wife, and 2 sisters) about 20 miles north of Salmon.  they have
> two burros and a dog and set out northbound from the Wind River Range
> will head southbound from the Winds after reaching Canada).  those donkeys
> can carry alot...........its was a nice set up.
> managed to avoid all but one storm, but failed to avoid all the
> black flies, horse flies, deer flies, cow flies (?) etc.  they are out in
> full force.
> anyhoo, thats it for now.  onward south..........
> Rusted Root
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