Originally Posted by chingaso
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.
Thank you Chingaso for your heads up! We stayed at Banjo on Saturday 7/30. After reading your post we brought a screened in porch, tons of DEET, DEET sprayed clothing, head mesh things, and THREE foggers... Left camp with 2.5 of them! I only got a few bites and those were on my hands... People without DEET clothes? Lots more. One person used eucalyptus lemon stuff... Not sure if his multitude of bites are before or after but he put that on but he switched to DEET. We were also greeted at our spot by 2 cows! The camp was under a tree with a trail to get to it... We fogged when we got to camp and had about 30 minutes to set up with few bugs. We fogged before dinner prep, while grabbing breakfast from coolers by river, and fogged and wore head nets during loading. About 10ish bugs disappeared by river.
Talked to cottonwood camps as we floated by- bad there, too.
Split Rock the next night we saw only a few...