I took off a Deso-Grey trip July 3rd, we did a 7 day float. At the put-in the mosquitos are f@(%ing so bad! The Ranger said that they will be worse when the water drops! Take light weight loose long pants, shoes and socks, long shirt sprayed heavly w/ 100% Deet, a mosquito head net and a flame thrower! I rigged out my cat in shorts, s/s tee shirt, and flip flops and was on the verge of commiting a serious crime after about 2-3 hours of the torment! Mosquitos don't bother me normally. I haven't worn any bug spray in 17-20 years.When I do another trip, I would rig out in the late afternoon the day before an hour or 2 away from the put in and camp there. Trailer the raft to the boat ramp in the morning (rigged), do the put in talk and leave as soon as it is over! The only thing you will need to do then is wash the dust off your rig after you launch. if you can't do this, take lots of beer and whiskey so you can laugh it off. Day/night one we got down around mile 80 (House Rock Bottom) they where still real bad! Night 2 on the river, we really only saw a few but basically they where gone. That was about 25 miles down from Sand wash. The rest of the trip was perfect! But the put in is pure hell! Never had a river trip w/ a mosquito problem like that!
Have a good float broth'a and don't pet the Bears, Brett