[pct-l] Deet

CHUCK CHELIN steeleye at wildblue.net
Mon Apr 18 13:08:08 CDT 2011

Good morning, Gary,

The two trips to which I refer were in extremely dry years.  I speculate the
reason I didn’t collect ticks is because they found it difficult to jump
from the bush to my leg while wearing a heavy hydration pack.  Or something
like that….


Hiking the Pct since before it was the PCT – 1965



On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 8:15 AM, <gwschenk at socal.rr.com> wrote:

> ---- CHUCK CHELIN <steeleye at wildblue.net> wrote:
> > Good afternoon, all,
> >
> > After several spring/early summer trips between the border and Kennedy
> > Meadows without DEET or Permethrin my S.Cal. tick-total stands at exactly
> > one:  I picked up that one just south of Cajon Junction in the grassy
> Little
> > Horsethief Canyon.
> You are a man of good fortune, Chuck. Maybe it has something to do with
> body chemistry? My good friend George Wysup was a tick magnet, and had much
> interaction with the little bugs in SoCal.
> http://angeles.sierraclub.org/hps/archives/hps01474.htm
> http://angeles.sierraclub.org/hps/archives/hps01517.htm
> Gary

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