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RE: [John Muir Trail] Mosquitoes on the JMT

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  • Mike Pust
    Bring a chain! With the number of skeeters and the size, you ll need it to hold your tent down. ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 13, 2006
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      Bring a chain! With the number of skeeters and the
      size, you'll need it to hold your tent down.

      --- Dan McGuire <dwmcguire@...> wrote:

      > I did the trail last year slightly later than you -
      > 1st couple weeks of
      > September. Flying, Bloodsucking Bastards were not at
      > all a problem - in
      > fact, I only saw two on the whole trail, and killed
      > them both.
      >
      > However, I have been in the Sierra earlier in the
      > season and been eaten
      > alive - the only thing that saved my sanity was a
      > head net and loads of
      > DEET. I'd suggest checking in with people a week or
      > two before you go and
      > see how things are going. It's still too early in
      > this wet spring cycle to
      > know how dried out the Sierra's will be by the end
      > of August. Could be bug
      > free, could still be hell. The nice thing is,
      > though, you can decide on bug
      > stuff pretty easily at the last minute.
      >
      > Enjoy your trip!
      >
      > Scooter
      > PCT 02, JMT 05, CT 06(?)
      >
      >
      >
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      > On Behalf Of bondcliff48
      > Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 2:10 PM
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [John Muir Trail] Mosquitoes on the JMT
      >
      >
      > I'm doing the JMT from Aug 22 throught Sept 8 and
      > was wondering if I
      > should bring mosquitoe repellent, head net, tent
      > with netting?
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