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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
 
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Mosquitos on A,B, and C of the Green?

There have reports of crazy mosquitos on the Lodore part of the Green? ANYONE have info for the A, B, and C sections below the dam? We're camping in a few weeks. Good to assume that EVERYWHERE has bad mosquitos?
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Got off yesterday. Stayed at tails end in b and island view in c. B had a few mosquitoes during the typical time of evening and morning but some spray and a fire took care of them, and a few gnats that were slightly annoying but disappeared with the sun. The camp in c was completely different situation. Gnats (non biting black flies?) We're incredibly thick and had to build Smokey fire as soon as we landed to get rid of them...mosquitoes were thick as thieves, large and hungry. It was terrifying to see how many were sitting on the mesh of my tent when I woke up.

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Same as tjligon25..we were up two weeks ago. Camping on the B section wasn't bad, but the C section was insane. The mosquito's were THICK.
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I was just camping at the end of the C section from Wednesday to Sunday. The gnats are insane. I have more bites than I've ever seen. Bug spray helped a bit, but you need to be generous. A large fire is definitely advised.
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We just got off the ABC, and agreed the mosquitos are pretty rough on the C.

Just as a curiosity- can you end the ABC float in Dinosaur Nat Monument at the Gates of Lodore Put in? (take out here and not run the multi-day permit section)?
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You have to call the river office and get a play permit to float in and take out there. It's on the nps Dino website, not rec.gov
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Yes and also at least when ran Lodore on 6-19 it was obvious the sand bar was still present meaning you would haul lots off gear across this sand bar to the trucks. Just fyi

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Does the stretch between swinging bridge and the lodore put in have a different scenic value (than say the stretch between swallow canyon and swinging bridge)?

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For those that went within the last few weeks, how was the availability of the first come- first serve campsites on the farther end of B, beginning of C? I noticed that every "reservable" campsite is booked for the days before/after our reservation, and I'm worried there'll be a ton of people on the river having the same plan as we do.....
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We just got off on Sunday. There were plenty of camps available throughout the B and C stretchs. The only camps with lots of people were at B section red creek (looks like an outfitter had set-up shop) and C setcion, Little Swallow Canyon (lots of room, so if you camp here you just won't get it to yourself)
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