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Old 07-08-2016   #1
 
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Ruby Horsethief Bugs

Wow - Bugs were terrible. If your camping, prepare for the worst. The lower camps were less intense. This may be short lived. The river was up then down, in flow. In WW canyon the ranger suggested Miners Camp due to the bugs in the other camps!!

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Old 07-08-2016   #2
 
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From Cisco to Dewey Bridge they were horrible last weekend as well!!!
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Old 07-13-2016   #3
 
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Bugs at Black Rocks

Anybody care to chime in about their bug experiences at Black Rocks during the month of July?
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July 4th at Black Rocks 8 the mosquitos were bad down by the boats. Not so bad on the bench and mostly just in the morning. I needed Deet to groove but then they weren't bad. "Natural" repellents didn't work for anyone in our group who tried to avoid Deet.
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We had some of the worst mosquitos I've ever seen anywhere at Cottonwood 1 on June 24. We proposed putting a strap on the childrens' ankle and staking it to the ground so that they wouldn't be carried away.

Blackrock 5 the next night had almost none.
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Flip Of the Coin...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Guess we'll flip a coin before launch on Friday and see who wins that toss! I'm not afraid of losing and being prepared with DEET in my dry bag to accept that loss.
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stayed at Beaver tail 2 July 5th. horrible skeeters. br2 the next night was fine
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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.
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I'd still do the trip again, but literally, I'd take the head nets for sure.
Climb,

Where did you guys stay?
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Bull draw on 7/7 was terrible. DEET did nothing. Black Rocks #9 the next night was only moderately unpleasant near the boats for that sunset window, DEET worked.
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