Barney, I'm afraid DEET wasn't doing anything for us. These suckers were FIERCE! I'm talkin, I felt like getting dressed up in my bee-keeper outfit; people were running for the tents; I thought we were going to be like the reindeer herds in the arctic that are asphyxiated by mosquito hoards.
OK, maybe I exaggerate a little. But, damn, it was bad, and Deet wasn't doin' nothin'- people were bleeding for sure.
I'd still do the trip again, but literally, I'd take the head nets for sure.