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Hiking, backpacking, running, biking, climbing, rafting, and other human-powered activities in Yosemite National Park

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Postby coachrains » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:31 pm

What are the bugs like right now, arriving tomorrow?

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby balzaccom » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:36 pm

This is weird. I haven't seen that many this year. We've spent some time on the trail....and really not had any issues at all. I did read one report from near Lake Thomas Edison that rated them a 5-7 out of ten. But that's the only bad news I've seen. Hope that holds true for you. Bring headnets and deet!
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Re: Mosquitos

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:45 pm

They're out and flying. With this heat wave they might just commence the feeding frenzy, be prepared.
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Re: Mosquitos

Postby transponster » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:30 pm

I was in the park last weekend. There were a ton of mosquitos at the backpacker's camp on the valley floor, and then they were intermittently bad up to 7700 ft which was the highest I went. I camped at Dewey point and was still getting swarmed after dusk at my campsite, but not when I went out on the point. At some point on the Pohono trail near Bridalveil creek I was wearing my headnet, but that was because of the flies, not so much the mosquitos.
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