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Old 08-11-2016   #31
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Last week went and got clobbered at Cottonwood 2. It was unbearable at dusk and everyone ran for their tents. It was bad the entire night and even the next morning. Next night at Island Camp there were none.

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Old 08-17-2016   #32
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Not bad this week

Got to fault line 2 on Monday night (8/15) ready for the skeeters. Didn't see any bugs but lit some mosquito sticks anyway @ 6pm ( they last 3 hrs) and never saw anything.
Nothing at BR on Tuesday (8/26) night either, minus broken eggs and cigarette butts on the beach.
Hopefully it's all good now.

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Old 08-18-2016   #33
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Originally Posted by DoubleYouEss View Post
What is the bug situation like the end of September? Looking at a trip in the last week.

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I've done trips both end of September and middle of October. Bugs are not an issue at that time of year unless it's particularly rainy. Nights are crisp and days are warm.
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Old 08-18-2016   #34
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R/h thru off yesterday! Bugs were a non issue! Great river level!!
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Old 08-23-2016   #35
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Has anyone camped at Dog Island since the fire? Kind of like camping on Mars or is it bearable?
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Old 08-23-2016   #36
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We camped there on Memorial Weekend and it was OK. Not my favorite camp.

All the grasses have grown back but there were some blackened trees. We pulled off at the camp marker on the west side of the island and you could not tell there was a fire until you walked 150 feet into the camp. Still some shade from cottonwoods that weren't affected.
Definitely doable
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Old 08-27-2016   #37
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Any recent updates? Trying to decide if I need to pack for skeeter warfare next week.

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Old 08-28-2016   #38
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Ruby Horsethief Bugs

Pulled off 3 days ago. Mildly annoying bugs at Cottonwood area. Spent the next 2 nights at Black Rocks bug free.
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Old 08-29-2016   #39
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I haven't been on ruby in a few weeks but here in the grand valley the temps at night have been getting into the low 50's. I have to imagine that the worst is over out there and the bug problem will soon be a non issue.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #40
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Update on bugs?

Hey All, PLanning on going this weekend. Anyone been the last couple weeks? Wondering how the bugs are now? Thanks!

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