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PostWed Jun 19, 2019 7:10 pm 
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So, like, I hate to complain.
But where are the bugs??
It's June.And there just aren't any of those bitey critters out there.
Not like, there should be.
Ideas?
I'm I just crazy that I should even care?
Still. It ain't right.
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PostWed Jun 19, 2019 8:23 pm 
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Every single mosquito previously residing in the Cascades piled into my vehicle at the trail head Monday evening and drove home with me.  I can send some over to live with you if you miss them.

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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 3:50 am 
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I found the mozzies just below Clarno, OR, on the John Day River.  Sun goes behind western ridge...hordes of moscas exit wet willow swamp and attack beach...with us on it.
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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 3:56 am 
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Other side of the pass? We went up smithbrook over rainy pass a week ago. Boulder you spotted last winter was still there, but I got around in a big truck.Log in the road blocking trail head access to snow creek, but only less then 1/8 mile. So many mosquitoes I had to retreat for some skin cover. Ended up changing my off trail plans. Was going to climb jelly bean.

Haven't been a problem at home. . Must be because we let swallows live under our soffits. Been seeing plenty of larvae in the standing water.
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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 5:54 am 
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Windy and cold. They'll be back.

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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 7:36 am 
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Unsettled cooler weather  has slowed them down high pressure has been stuck over Alaska / Arctic.

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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 9:57 am 
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I was reading trip reports last night and found plenty of reports that noted bugs. Lake Dorothy  and Merritt Lake are a couple I remember.
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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 10:07 am 
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I found plenty of bugs at Olallie Lake last week. I do hear what you saying about there not being as many, though. Almost two weeks ago I spent a couple of hours in a very swampy area and came out with maybe two bites despite not wearing any insect repellent. We couldn't believe we didn't get eaten alive considering the terrain we were in.
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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 11:07 am 
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kiliki wrote:
Lake Dorothy and Merritt Lake are a couple I remember.

Where did you see a report into Merritt?  The closest WTA Merritt trip report was May 27th.

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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 1:55 pm 
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They were at Twin Lakes by Snoqualmie last Weds evening.
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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 2:17 pm 
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Well. I'm happy to know that they are somewhere.
I live near Index.And they just aren't here, like they should be.
So lucky me: I guess.

Can't help  but love the humor and knowledge that the
users of this site have.

Sure beats:WTA. Mountaineers etc.

PS.
Walked the dog (& me) to Bridal Veil  falls this AM (20th).
Not a biter anywhere.....
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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 2:20 pm 
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Apparently they were all on the waptus river a few weeks ago.
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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 2:54 pm 
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got a few over here, can package and ship if you need more
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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 3:04 pm 
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thunderhead wrote:
Apparently they were all on the waptus river a few weeks ago.

Yeah, we ran into clouds of them on the Pete Lake trail a few weeks ago also.

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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 4:23 pm 
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fourteen410 wrote:
They were at Twin Lakes by Snoqualmie last Weds evening.

They must've moved on by Sunday when I hiked through there. I've picked-up more bites in the suburbs than the woods so far this spring
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