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Great Report Gary! Thanx
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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Last post by bj on Today at 09:21:06 AM »
Ever seen Mosquito Flats trailhead parking lot with no cars but yours?

Nope



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Last post by wshawkins on Today at 06:23:42 AM »
Ever seen Mosquito Flats trailhead parking lot with no cars but yours?


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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Furguson fire and smoke?
« Last post by Scout on July 18, 2018, 06:37:24 PM »
PAC is right, it changes all the time. I spent the morning fishing at the Lake, not crystal clear, but better than Long Valley....lots cooler too, 87 at my house, unheard of. Left about 1:00, still clear.
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PAC, We have been using the Sawyer product for years and no one has had a reaction yet. You would never even know the stuff is on your cloths except that you can tell the difference it makes. You will see the mosquitos land on the clothing but they take off again almost instantly. It's not 100% effective but well worth using. i don't know if they keep changing the formula or what but their claims seem to change from year to year. The current claims are that it will last 42 days or 6 washings.

We really lucked out this year considering how early we went. The mosquitos were at the worse at Mosquito Flats the evening that we arrived. I used DEET while were there. After that Debbie and I used Bullfrog and our friends Vince and Tania were able to get by using Avon's Skin So Soft.

Here is what we treat our clothes with.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sawyer-Products-Premium-Insect-Repellent-for-Clothing-and-Gear/19887389

LH, Vince's knee was a lot better by the time we put the packs back but it was still painful for him on the downhills.
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rock creek canyon itself has alot of granite...

there is obsideon a bit farther north on395

and i have read about amethyst up in the white mountains....
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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Furguson fire and smoke?
« Last post by Little Hardrock on July 18, 2018, 03:07:57 PM »
i do know smoke from that fire is filling up the lake tahoe basin today.... 

i have seen pics on facebook of clear skies near mammoth in the morning, and then filled with smoke in the afternoon... so it is wind dependent on where the smoke is going. 

cal fire's update this mornng was not very encouraging about this fire getting put out any time soon...thats a bummer.

perhaps Scout will give us his take of the smoke at the canyon:)
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WOW Gary!     

what a great trip report!

i especially love that pic of the fish feeding at sunset...   so gorogus!

hope Vinces knee is feeling better... that had to hurt!
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Good report even if it didnt work here. Thanks Gary C
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Wow Gary, 

Great TR and Photos.   :goodpost:

I would doubt that anyone would think it 'lame' to accomplish posting it any way possible.  You got it done and we can enjoy it.  Thank you for that. :clap:

So out of curiosity, in a previous post in advance of this trip you mentioned treating all of your clothing and gear in Permethrin to ward of the Mosquitoes and related insects - I am curious how that worked out?  Would you do it again in a similar situation?  Anyone experience any skin or other irritation during or after the trip?

I didn't see anyone wearing a Head Net, were those needed earlier or later in the day or were you able to dodge the pests altogether ? 

Thanks for sharing, your destinations, the reports and photos are always great!   :twothumbs:

All the best, P A C
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