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PostMon Jul 08, 2019 5:35 pm 
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Well, as of the last couple of days, they have all decided to visit my back yard. Even the dog has some bites.  shakehead.gif

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PostMon Jul 08, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Veronika, no fun. A few, but not unusual in Olywa.

Lots of skeeters near Jackpot Lake Sunday. They went after my Spouse by the dozen, and a few got me too. Strangely very little rash or itch from bites.

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PostMon Jul 08, 2019 9:07 pm 
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Just got back (Jul 3-6) from Scatter Lake up the Twisp River drainage...  Just a few and only a few skeeters and no bites...   no deet used...   Strange...  usually this is a peak time...  but I am not complaining...    smile.gif

P.S.  3 friendly goats that were urine addicted but didn't bother tents/gear.    hockeygrin.gif

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PostMon Jul 08, 2019 9:20 pm 
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Ten days ago near Washington Pass.  The bloated mosquitoes where taking so much blood they could barely fly.  It was like a horror movie, somebody was light headed enough from the blood loss we had to carry him out.

Ok it wasn't that bad, but a swarm of mosquitoes is nasty and relentless.
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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 4:20 am 
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veronika wrote:
Well, as of the last couple of days, they have all decided to visit my back yard. Even the dog has some bites.  shakehead.gif

Where might the back yard be?
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PostWed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 am 
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Sky Hiker wrote:
veronika wrote:
Well, as of the last couple of days, they have all decided to visit my back yard. Even the dog has some bites.  shakehead.gif

Where might the back yard be?

In Mountlake Terrace.

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PostWed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am 
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Very nice can you please keep them there as the more they get into the mountains the more I get bit.
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PostWed Jul 10, 2019 1:16 pm 
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FWIW: Mosquitoes present,  but not onerous at Lake Wenatchee
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PostThu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 am 
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In mid-June, several of us hiked up Rock Mountain from the US 2 side. Going up, in the middle section the mosquitoes were the worst I'd ever seen in Washington state. That record stood until we went down, when the lower two-thirds was unbelievable. Must have gotten into a hatch of some sorts.

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PostThu Jul 11, 2019 10:20 am 
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The worst you say?
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PostThu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 am 
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Absolutely. On par with my home state.

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PostWed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm 
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On a hike last week I had a Bald-faced Hornet T-Bone me as it buzzed across the trail.  The little bugger hit me in the wrist and got its head stuck in my watch band.  The cartoonish funny factor had me laughing until it started to pry its head out by sticking its A$$ into my wrist to use as leverage.  Of course it made use of its stinger for traction.  Laughter can be an effective pain killer smile.gif

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PostFri Aug 16, 2019 10:02 am 
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...thought I would selfishly re-awaken this thread as the summer season starts changing. Trying to gauge bug levels for end of summer planning. Here is my nickle report to get it going:

Tinkham, Silver PCT area as of last week: heavy mozzies & flys on Tinkham summit, much less on Silver, little to none on dry areas of PCT.

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PostFri Aug 16, 2019 10:32 am 
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I noticed none while lounging in a light warm breeze at Mason Lake yesterday afternoon. My dog seemed to think there were a few buzzing her at one point. Bugs were light up around Heather Meadows/Artist Point area on Mon/Tues
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PostFri Aug 16, 2019 10:40 am 
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In all the places I frequent, or have visited, they do not seem to have been as bad this year.
The worst were in the Beartooths, but they still seemed less prolific than in years past.

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