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Shenandoah bugs late May
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Peter Cruikshank
(pmcpmc01) - MLife

Locale: Westchester
Shenandoah bugs late May on 05/10/2011 07:10:09 MDT Print View

I am planning a 2 or 3 night trip in Shenandoah National Park around May 22-24. What's the flying/biting bug situation this time of year? I have never hike in this area before.

Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
SNP Bugs (Ticks) on 05/10/2011 07:25:22 MDT Print View

Late May in Shenandoah National Park is the height of tick season, so expect some company on your arms and legs if you don't use Permethrin and Deet (which I recommend). There will be some gnats/flies/mosquitos buzzing about occasionally but I've never found them to be in high concentration except around some streams.