Re: [John Muir Trail] In Search Of: Mosquito free hike!
- We try to wait until August to hike bec of the
mosquitos, and it has worked out well for us. One year
we went in July, from Tuolomne to Mammoth, and
encountered clouds of mosquitos, making us ditch the
trail as soon as possible. Aug 2007 was bug-free for
us on the whole JMT.
--- scottbednarz <scottbednarz@...> wrote:
> Hey all!--My 20 year old nephew and I are planning
> on spending a
> month on the trail in either August or September
> 08'; the latter
> involving a (hope to be avoided) quarter off his
> college endeavers.
> The most important factor is avoiding those
> creatures. My nephew (who by the way is 6'8") has
> already clearly
> indicated he would rather freeze his onions off than
> be attacked by
> mosquitoes. August would be best, but he would
> gladly (however with
> some difficulty) take the time off school to hike
> bug free.
> Can you guys give me the skinny on the bugs for
> these months?