[Cdt-l] Mosquito Hell

Jackie McDonnell yogihikes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 21:48:17 CST 2011


That might just be the funniest thing I've heard for a LONG time!!!

Yogi
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On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 9:42 PM, R Smith <ronyon at comcast.net> wrote:

> My theory is the Montana/Wyoming mosquito larvae nourish on grizzly blood
> . So what emerge are tiny grizzly mosquitoes. They don’t just bite you, but
> maul you as well. ****
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> -Ron****
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> *From:* cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:
> cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] *On Behalf Of *Jonathan Ley
> *Sent:* Sunday, December 11, 2011 5:54 PM
> *To:* cdt-l at backcountry.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Cdt-l] Mosquito Hell****
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> Totally depends on how wet the year is, and when you're where... I've
> always considered them to peak about 2-3 weeks after the snow in any given
> area gives way to bare ground. For me on the CDT, they were worst in the
> Anaconda-Pintler in mid July. I didn't have any in the Winds in August (nor
> anywhere in Wyoming southward). In other years, people have reported bad
> mosquitoes in all different places & times.
>
> In some ways, the flies along parts of the ID/MT border were worse for me
> than the mosquitoes. There is no DEET equivalent for the flies (but at
> least they go away after dark)
>
> -Jonathan
>
> On 12/11/2011 4:10 PM, Moynihan wrote: ****
>
> I've never experienced the severity of mosquitos before the Winds. They
> were torturous. They left me running up passes and savoring the moments I
> was chest deep fording swollen creeks! If I could do it over again I'd get
> one of those full body bug suits or wear pants that the demons couldn't
> penetrate through, but alas they always find a way to get into your
> clothing. ****
>
> Definitely have a shelter you can keep the world out. I'd gloriously watch
> hundreds of noses probe through the no-see-um mesh of my tent. Camp was the
> only time of day I'd have a break from them dining on my exposed flesh. The
> Winds seem to be a problem many years. In general anywhere there was a
> recent melt with warming temperatures could be ideal mozi-territory tho...
> ****
>
> Also, definitely carry DEET through the winds and a decent sized bottle of
> it. In my opinion and unfortunate experimentation only DEET will resist
> mozi's. Don't bother with anything else.****
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> -speedstick****
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> On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 1:36 PM, <rockmarkstar at aol.com> wrote:****
>
> So I hear the mosquito's can be pretty nasty on the CDT. After almost
> losing my mind in Northern Yosemite in 2010, can I get away with sewing
> some sort of bug netting onto my tarp or should I seriously consider a
> TarpTent? I really like my tarp, but don't think I could handle an
> experience like Northern Yosemite again. ****
>
> -Flyboxer****
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