[pct-l] Section Hike
jbruins at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 18:35:27 CST 2017
I second the bug net, but I prefer wearing long sleeves/pants treated with permethrin. Without it, they’ll still buzz around you even if they don’t bite. With it, the bulk of your body won’t attract mosquitos and you won’t really have any need to put repellant on your hands (a good idea if you’re eating). If you treat your socks, you can even take your boots off!
I’ve used Sawyer’s permethrin product. I haven’t tried other brands.
> On Jan 18, 2017, at 4:13 PM, Scott Diamond <scott.diamond.mail at gmail.com> wrote:
> That sounds like a great section to hike. Big Section. Given that time of
> year and mileage that is probably the best section. I expect much snow
> this season so the later in June the better. Yes mosquito can be bad but
> not that bad. Bring bug repellent and a mosquito head net.
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM, claire rdl <clairerdl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone! New to this list, not quite sure how it works, but figure I’d
>> give it a shot.
>> Hoping to get some advice on a section hike, thinking around 1000 miles
>> and starting in late June/early July. For now, I am starting at Kennedy
>> Meadows and heading to the Oregon Border. However, I was wondering if any
>> of you know a better place to start around late June/early July, or does
>> that sound like a pleasurable hike? I’ve heard mosquitos are pretty crazy
>> around that time, any advice on avoiding them?
>> Thanks in advance,
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