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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
 
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Mosquitoes BIG TIME on the Green

Just a warning. We returned from running Lodore on Fri. The mosquitoes were INSANE. Really bad at camp at the put-in, but pretty much bad all over. Bring more DEET than you ever thought you’d need, head nets, bug shirts, etc. I’m not kidding. Worst I’ve ever seen in CO.

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We just got off the Yampa 7/1 - 7/6/2019, Deerlodge to Split Mountain.
Deerlodge mosquitoes were pretty bad. Echo Park, Island Park and Rainbow Park we were fresh blood and they were hungry. Deet in large percentages (20-40%) was the only help.
Camps along the way varied from not bad to just take a bath in Deet.
Even with the mosquitoes it was a great trip. What a beautiful place!
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Just got off Deso. 7/4-7/7 - Never seen mosquitos so far down river. We had them down to Nefertiti. Really bad Dusk / Dawn, Not as bad the further down river you got, but they were at every camp.

Head nets, highly recommended and go to bed early!
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Thanks for the reports. Don't suppose anybody has any experience/guess about how fast the mosquito situation might improve (or, god forbid, get worse) on DesoGray (we have a 7/19 launch)?

Or, alternatively, any bug reports for the San Juan?
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My guess is they will be pretty bad till August rolls around.
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We've had record water levels everywhere and a lot of areas that are normally high and dry are now wet and soggy. Perfect for breeding baby mosquitoes! My last trip down Deso was two years ago, 9/13-17, and we never even saw a mosquito. This year we have an identical launch and I'm planning on a full on mosquito assault. Maybe they'll be gone by New Years!
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I have no affiliation with this company other than being a very satisfied customer. I bought this for a trip on the Noatak River (AK) and it now is a essential piece of equipment for buggy environs.

https://www.bugshirt.com
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I have no affiliation with this company other than being a very satisfied customer. I bought this for a trip on the Noatak River (AK) and it now is a essential piece of equipment for buggy environs.

https://www.bugshirt.com
Agreed, had those for the kids when they were little, they were great.
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