Mosquitoes mid-aug PCT WA?
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whalen e
(whalen) - M

Locale: PNW
Mosquitoes mid-aug PCT WA? on 07/05/2013 08:10:54 MDT Print View

I'm section hiking the Washington PCT around mid-Aug and was wondering if I can get by without bug protection. Or is it, for my own sanity, advised to have an inner net?

Thx

Kathleen B
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Washington PCT bug season on 07/05/2013 09:25:48 MDT Print View

No bug protection? Nope. The mosquitoes might be waning, and that's a big might depending on where in Washington and how close you are to lakes and streams when you camp, but the biting black flies will be out in full force.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Re: Mosquitoes mid-aug PCT WA? on 07/05/2013 10:01:59 MDT Print View

I hiked through Wa from Aug 11 through Aug 27. I cowboy camped all but one night that I was under a tarp. But I didn't use any bug protection and didn't need it. The biting flies were a bit of a nuisance in North Cascade but tolerable with long sleeves. YMMV

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Mosquitoes mid-aug PCT WA? on 07/05/2013 13:21:04 MDT Print View

The section I hiked in August, I found that the mosquitos were somewhat problematic during the day and disappeared at night.