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Re: Flooding/Mosquitoes.. and flies, oh my

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  • redodell
    Good to know that the rain I am seeing on the radar won t be a danger. Deerflies??? Boo. I ve dealt with them before. Nasty little things. They don t seem to
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 26, 2007
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      Good to know that the rain I am seeing on the radar won't be a danger.
      Deerflies??? Boo. I've dealt with them before. Nasty little things.
      They don't seem to even notice repellent. Oh well.

      Don't know what we will do about storing our food after VVR. Maybe the
      folks at the resort will have some good ideas. If not I guess we'll
      just hope for the best. We don't want to break any rules but we can't
      afford to have anyone hike in supplies and it's just too many days to
      fit all the food in bear cans.

      Thanks for the info! I'll give everyone a full report when we get back
      in town. :)

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, jimr_pdx <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > 1) Stream crossings are generally pretty easy this time of year. It
      > would take a large, slow-moving storm to cause flooding, if you see a
      > storm crossing your path stay alert - but I have never seen such an
      > event on my several trips even while hammered by rain/hail.
      > 2) Reports on other lists minimize the mosquitos but are mentioning
      > deerflies. Those hurt a lot, but at least you hear and feel them
      > land - you have about 3 seconds to knock them off.
      > 3) Can't say about bear boxes and if they will serve you .. go to
      > http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/bear_box.htm for locations
      > within the Park, which begins at the Piute Creek / SF San Joaquin
      > junction.
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "redodell" <redodell@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello all. My boyfriend and I are leaving in just a few days to do
      > the
      > > JMT. We've never been before and I have a few questions.
      > >
      > > I am hearing some news about storms and flash flooding in the Sierra
      > > Nevads Mts. generally. Does anyone know what the conditions are like
      > > on the trail? Should I be concerned about stream crossings?
      > >
      > > Secondly: I know mosquitoes can always be a nuisance but that they
      > are
      > > worse some years. How do you think the rain will affect the bugs?
      > >
      > > Third: What is the bear box situation like after Vermillion Valley
      > > Resort (going South)? I am concerned that all my food won't fit in
      > my
      > > bear can on the second leg of the hike and am hoping that there are
      > > some boxes the few days after the resort.
      > >
      > > Any bear sightings this year?
      > >
      > > Thanks for the help!!
      > >
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