[cdt-l] Bugs in Montana
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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