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Old 03-12-2012   #1
 
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Mosquitos on San Juan

I've done the San Juan in early April and never had a problem. Pulled a permit for the end of May this year and am wondering how bad they get. My dad's thinking of coming along, so I just want to give him a general idea. I would imagine they can't be too bad on the river, so perhaps we could just adjust our float times and start a fire earlier.

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I never had a problem during that time of year. Maybe a few stray ones around, but nothing like the Deso.
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You might have gnats that time of year and Steer Gulch can have its share of hungry mosquitos. Best to bring the bug juice.
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Slickhorn had some flies, but I don't recall any skeeter issues.
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