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SEKI....mosquitos and snow
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Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
SEKI....mosquitos and snow on 06/30/2012 16:09:25 MDT Print View

Heading out on the 4th over Kearsarge Pass, Forester Pass, and Shepherds Pass.
How are the mosquitos? Normally this time of the year they are pretty thick, but since this was a low snow year and we have had access into the backcountry much earlier than normal I am willing to gamble with not taking my bugnet for my tarp.
Also, what are the snow conditions on the passes or lack thereof????
Thanks

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: SEKI....mosquitos and snow on 06/30/2012 16:33:15 MDT Print View

I was a little south of there ten days ago, and despite the dryness, the mozzies came out in force one evening. Further, they stayed on me after sunset. I was too tired to even try to look for my headnet in my pack, so I just laid my bandana over my face and tried to sleep.

--B.G.--

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: SEKI....mosquitos and snow on 06/30/2012 16:37:24 MDT Print View

Thanks for the info Bob

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: SEKI....mosquitos and snow on 06/30/2012 19:47:37 MDT Print View

"I am willing to gamble with not taking my bugnet for my tarp."

Hi Ken - You are likely to run into mosquitos at Anvil Camp, if you decide to camp there. If they are too outrageous, drop down to Mahogany Flats, a mile or so by trail below Anvil Camp. It is drier there and a bit less likely to have mosquiitos at a bothersome level, especially if you camp well away from Shepherd Creek.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: SEKI....mosquitos and snow on 07/01/2012 08:02:03 MDT Print View

Thanks Tom, I will keep that in mind when we are heading down Shepherds.

Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: SEKI....mosquitos and snow" on 07/02/2012 01:58:26 MDT Print View

I just got out of the area - thought the mosquitoes were rather tame compared to a pervious visit...I used only a bug net, no tarp. Weather was perfect.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: SEKI....mosquitos and snow" on 07/02/2012 08:53:36 MDT Print View

Thanks Dirk for the info

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Little to no snow on 07/04/2012 11:12:44 MDT Print View

Some mosquitos