Originally Posted by ttr230
My 1st trip on Lodore...going with very experienced group. Taking my tween & 14 year old daughter. Concerned about the bugs. Launching August 1st. Any recent beta would be great about bugs. We have DEET. Where does one buy bug headnets? Do we wear them the whole time on the boat?
Historically speaking, bugs are not much of a problem after Aug 1st. We did Yampa/Green the last week of June and Big Island was the only place they were really bad. Even then, Deep Woods Off! seemed to work well. It's only about 30% DEET and doesn't stink too bad. I don't like using that 100% DEET stuff unless it is absolutely necessary.