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Old 07-14-2016   #11
 
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Blackrock 4 on 7/9 was not bad at all. It was also very windy so that may of came in to play.

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Old 07-14-2016   #12
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I find deet very helpful in attracting mosquitos. It's like they know the smell and are like"LUNCH!"
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We camped at Mee Canyon and BR6 on July 6 and 7, and the mosquitoes weren't really bad at all. The deer flies (I think that's what they were) were much worse, especially on the water near shore. We're headed back there next week, and will hope they have moved on too!
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Old 07-14-2016   #14
 
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Cottonwood 1 first night- 6/24 I think. Unbelievable bugs.

BR 5 second night. Almost none there.
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Old 07-25-2016   #15
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Anyone have update on ruby horsethief skeeters?

Anyone have a more recent update on ruby horsethief skeeters? Thanks
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Old 07-25-2016   #16
 
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We camped at Mee last weekend 7/17. bugs were no worse than my back yard in Carbondale. Maybe better.
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Old 07-25-2016   #17
 
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Mosquitos

We just got off the river yesterday. Friday night (7/22) we camped at Banjo. It has now been officially renamed Mosquito Bay. Everyone became raw chum for these bandits. In the morning people were popping the sneaky bastards that had snuck in their tents the night before like zits on a wall. Even with Deet and other repellents, there were people that look like their whole back was covered in a rash.

That being said, Saturday night at Mee 3 was on the pleasant side with mosquitoes that were respectful enough to stay away after we applied the Deet.
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Old 07-31-2016   #18
 
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Beavertail 2 on 7/29 instant and relentless swarm upon arrival. 15-30% deet was almost useless. Moved up to the rocks and it was a lot better but still using spray all night. Worst I've ever seen. Anyone try 100% deet? Heading back in 2 weeks and I'm determined to engineer screen room or deterrent solution for the group.

BR4 on 7/30 was beyond pleasant by comparison. Small amount of spray applied around sunset but spent most of our time on the beach without issue.
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Beavertail 2 on 7/29 instant and relentless swarm upon arrival. 15-30% deet was almost useless. Moved up to the rocks and it was a lot better but still using spray all night. Worst I've ever seen. Anyone try 100% deet? Heading back in 2 weeks and I'm determined to engineer screen room or deterrent solution for the group.



BR4 on 7/30 was beyond pleasant by comparison. Small amount of spray applied around sunset but spent most of our time on the beach without issue.

Just curious, are we talking mosquitos or the annoying non biting nats?


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Old 07-31-2016   #20
 
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Intense mosquitoes at the early camps with light mosquitoes/flys at BR. Bull draw and cottonwood 3 campers confirmed bad mosquitoes on 7/29 too.
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