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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
 
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Bugs Ruby Horsethief?

Have a permit this week, July 11-13.

Two children in our party, ages 8 and 12.

How are the bugs?

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Have a permit this week, July 11-13.

Two children in our party, ages 8 and 12.

How are the bugs?

If you have to ask, you're probably not prepared.
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I suspect, mikesee, that you are an idiot

We are prepared. We have bug suits, deet, and mosquito-seeking missiles. But we have not personally been on the Colorado for a couple months.

We just came off the Green River (Labyrinth) a week ago and could see that, with river levels coming down, bugs are definitely hatching over there. But again, being "prepared" does not replace on-the-ground intel. You sir are a dolt.

Anyone have any positive beta?

And people create whole threads wondering why sites like Mountain Buzz are dying off.
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I suspect, mikesee, that you are an idiot

We are prepared. We have bug suits, deet, and mosquito-seeking missiles. But we have not personally been on the Colorado for a couple months.

We just came off the Green River (Labyrinth) a week ago and could see that, with river levels coming down, bugs are definitely hatching over there. But again, being "prepared" does not replace on-the-ground intel. You sir are a dolt.

Anyone have any positive beta?

And people create whole threads wondering why sites like Mountain Buzz are dying off.

Name calling really helps your credibility.

Seriously, if you have everything you say you do for this trip, what else do you need to know?

We're past peak in a very wet year. Ground is saturated, sloughs are filled, puddles are prevalent, thus bugs are really bad everywhere. Period.

There's not really much more to know.
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We were on it from 7/1-3. The mosquitoes were pretty bad everywhere. Less so in Black Rocks but extra bad in Cottonwoods. We brought a screen house that a friend had and that allowed us to hang out otherwise we would have had to hide in tents.
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Jeeze, the dude simply asked a question on a board designed to share beta. Some people need to get out on the river! I think RH sounds miserable, but I don't like flat water trips even if it's not buggy.

On a side note, just camped out with a fun group in Browns where the skeeters weren't bad.

Cheers!!!
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thayes and liquido, mucho gracias for the non-autistic answers.

We have the opportunity to do another river this weekend instead of RHT - probably still buggy, but local and easy - and might do that instead. Our first permitted camp on RHT is in the Cottonwoods.

I can enjoy such a trip, but my kiddos find such conditions a little trying. My wife has another RHT permit for late August in the Black Rocks and I think we'll wait for that one.

Cheers.
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I just saw a report that said they were horrible in Lodore, and I would suspect they would even worse on the Colorado. Don't mind Mr. Know it all, he can't help it.
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I suspect, mikesee, that you are an idiot

And people create whole threads wondering why sites like Mountain Buzz are dying off.


So mikesee could have been a little gentler and you almost are calling names but not quite. But someone not even in the conversation has reported part of it......

but all I can see is just a low level of almost rudeness. What is your friendly neighborhood moderator to do?

I guess a shot of whiskey and go to work will have to be it.

Just be nicer to each other.

That is all.
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Carvedog,

I understand the stance you're taking, and its sounds "magnanimous," but moderating from a no-fault "everyone be nice" position doesn't clean up the trolls.

Cheers,

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