[pct-l] Sierra Mosquitos
melaniekclarke at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 09:30:51 CDT 2016
I started my section hike in Tuolumne. I didn't think the Mosquitoes were
too bad except for about 14 miles south of Dorothy Pass. This is a
relatively flat section but it is completely flooded by the melting snow
from the mountains on the east and west. Mosquitoes are numerous. I
treated all my clothing with Permethrin before I left. This kept most away
but I had a couple mosquitoes bite on my Permethrin treated clothing. But
the vast majority stayed away. I hiked this area with my zipped off hiking
pants and had DEET on my lower legs. The many stream crossings before this
section washed away some of the DEET and I didn't reapply so I had a few
bites on my legs. I wore a mosquito head net and hundreds of mosquitoes
clung to my head net trying to get in. It was quite a dramatic display.
Good luck, need protection in this area.
On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 2:24 PM, Rick Parker <rickrparker at icloud.com> wrote:
> Anyone have a sense of mosquitos from Reds Meadow to Sonora Pass July 25th
> to August 10th?
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