39123Re: [John Muir Trail] RE: Worst mosquito spots
- Feb 28, 2014OMG, I've never had to deal with no-see-ums in the Sierra. I thought those were only in the eastern US. Horrible things...*shudder*.Plan is to have a headnet and of course long sleeves and pants. Thought I'd try permethrin this summer, tried DEET one time in a really bad area but it didn't seem to bother the mosquitos one bit, I swear they licked it off like it was gravy. :)Arla
On Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:44 PM, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
Good point, I can't remember if it was those no-see-ums, black flies, or mosquitoes at my 3 spots, or a combination of the 3.-------------------------------------------------
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_On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM, <cjoslyn99@...> wrote:Personally, it never seemed to be bad for me in any particular place along any stretch of meadow as long as I was moving. When I would stop to change shoes for water crossing, eat, BRB, etc. (esp. if it's not early morning) that's where I would notice them.Now the place I really was starting to lose it, not for mosquitoes but biting flies, was along the stretch of trail between Pinchot Pass and the suspension bridge where you are following Woods Creek. I wanted my headnet for that one.I don't recall ever having to dive into my tent when I stopped for the night, but I used permethrin on my clothing, hat, long sleeves and pants so that kept me pretty well shielded.
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