just off deso two days ago. Hardly any bugs at Sand Wash. We did have some nasty mosquitos at our first camp, roughly 15 miles in. Pretty sure it was due to the first push of water, then the drop in flows with colder weather. That created some standing water for the skeeters to enjoy. But, after that, hardly any mosquitos. I imagine with water on the up, you wil be just fine. We had some biting gnats (cedar gnats i believe) down at Poverty on our last night.
The rnager told us about a jon boat that was pinned in rattlesnake, it was still there on river left in the rocks. I imagine it will come off of its current spot with a bump in flows, if it hasnt already. So beware of that. Enjoy! Deso at 20+ is fun.