Jun 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm #1304068Jun 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm #1995477
David HankinsBPL Member
@hankinsohlLocale: Pacific Northwest
The Emigrant looks very pretty and the snow seems to have all but completely melted away. Too bad about the mosquitoes though.
I'll be making a trip into the Emigrant myself in about 2 weeks or so. Last year I ran into lots of mosquitoes and biting flies. I'll probably plan a higher altitude trip this year – hopefully the insects won't be as bad at elevation.Jun 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm #1995488
@rosyfinchLocale: the mountains
Mosquito Hell… seems no matter what time of year… even in mid September one year…
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David W.BPL Member
@davidpcvsamoaLocale: East Bay, CA
A truly awful place. Best to keep moving south and enjoy mosquito free Yosemite.
Thanks for sharing the pics Justin.Jun 10, 2013 at 10:12 pm #1995493
@andrew-fLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Nice. Looks like Camp Lake? Where were those granite cascades?
June/July in Emigrant can be brutal. Worst mosquitoes I've ever experienced were at Groundhog Meadow in mid-June. Emigrant is best enjoyed in the early spring and late fall.Jun 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm #1995495
Yeah, the first night was Camp Lake.
I think those granite cascades were at Cherry Creek. We camped at the base of Louse Canyon near the confluence of a couple creeks. We explored up one of them. There were a few large waterfalls and deep pools farther up.
We planned on day hiking up to Rocasso Lake but we saw a thunderstorm move in and we turned back to camp. We would have camped up at Pingree Lake but the hike out would have taken too long for a Sunday.Jun 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm #1995499
Everywhere we walked was real swampy. And many of the lakes looked very scummy and stagnant. It was a paradise for mosquitoes.
During the heat of the day we swam around and sat in the exposed sunlight. It was hot enough that the mosquitoes retreated to the shade.Jun 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm #1995695
Paul WagnerBPL Member
@balzaccomLocale: Wine Country
This is from 2010 in August. Wonderful area:Jun 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm #1995818
Nice. We were out there about 3 weeks ago, maybe 4. Still lots of snow above 8K, which meant no skeeters. The lower elevation meadows were a real bitch though. The mosquitoes were unforgiving.
Deer lake was still half frozen slush.
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