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Old 07-06-2019   #1
Laramie, Wyoming
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Yampa Bug Update?

Anyone just off the Yampa or Green with an update on skeeter situation?

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Old 07-06-2019   #2
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Arvada, Colorado
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Got off July 3, skeeters were bad the whole way from Deerlodge Park to Split Mountain. Take plenty of bug juice!
Game over, man, game over!
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Old 07-06-2019   #3
Hermiston, Oregon
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Got off the Green yesterday. Skeeters ruled the roost for first 25/30 miles. Like previously stated, LOTS of bug juice!
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Old 07-06-2019   #4
Lafayette, Colorado
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Off today. Bugs were horrendous. DEEEEEEET sorta works.
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Old 07-07-2019   #5
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Got off Lodore yesterday. I probably have over 100 bites. The worst was anywhere in the trees in Lodore, if you stuck to the beaches it was much lower pressure. The bugs were still out in full sun during the day, especially in Island Park. The take out was maybe one of the worst spots. Picaridin seemed to work well, as did anything that was treated in permethrin. DEET worked ok. Take lots of spray and maybe a full bug suit.
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Old 07-07-2019   #6
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Idledale, Colorado
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Ditto. Took off at Split on Fri. Mosquitoes were crazy bad. We used like 4 large containers of bug juice for 2 of us. Bring all you can to defend yourself (head nets, light jackets, etc.). It’s the worst I’ve ever seen. And watch out for the skunks at Jones Hole while you’re at it! Still a great trip, no matter what!
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Old 07-08-2019   #7
Littleton, Colorado
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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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Old 07-18-2019   #8
Ogden, Utah
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We are putting on Gates on July 27, any recent skeeters report?
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Old 07-19-2019   #9
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Bugs are improving daily, the hay fields are starting to dry up finally. Was workin upriver near Maybell this week (musquito hell) and they were non-exisent. That being said though, don't forget bug spray just in case!!!!
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Old 07-24-2019   #10
nicasio, California
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If the water holds, will be putting in on Yampa on August 6th. Bug updates would be appreciated and How Low Would You Go? 14' Avon and 15' NRS raft packed light.

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