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booboo
06-07-2006, 09:23 AM
Hi there,

I'm new to the forum...and to Mount Washington also. I'll do my first hike on june 17th and I was wondering what are the "mosquitoes conditions" during this period.

I read about the Tukermans trail being close so I'll keep an eye on the forum since this was the route down we planned on taking.

Thanks

bruno
06-07-2006, 09:52 AM
i never don bug dope! it'll give ya cancer, no foolin'!!:eek: :eek: sometimes there's bugz and sometimes there's not bugz! just keep movin' and slappin'!! but prolong yer life, leave the bug dope on the shelf!!:) :) :)

post'r boy
06-07-2006, 10:14 AM
never did see many skeeters up dere!! but dere is lots o colorful bugs on da summit!!
p.s. i agree wid bruno!! say no to dope!!!:eek:

booboo
06-07-2006, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the info guys.

I might use a little though...since I'm planning on doing a "kilted hike" :eek:

davidhowland14
06-07-2006, 10:57 AM
i've never seen many bugs on the mountain, but I've only ever been up there in the rain and in the winter, so you might find some. explain "kilted hike"?

booboo
06-07-2006, 11:27 AM
a hike wearing a kilt.

Of course, I'll have pants and warm underwear in case it gets too cold...and I won't be "regimental" :rolleyes:

shortmike
06-07-2006, 12:29 PM
um remind me not to be behind you when you hike up. just a little bit too much scenary for me.

bruno
06-07-2006, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the info guys.

I might use a little though...since I'm planning on doing a "kilted hike" :eek:

if'n yer wearin' o' the kilt i take back my advice not to use bug dope! slather a bit on yer "wee bairn" if ya know what i mean!!!:eek: :eek: :D :) ;)

booboo
06-07-2006, 01:57 PM
If we're leaving at the same time....I'll let you go first mike. :p

And the "wee bairn" will be safe. Like I said, I won't be "regimental" (without underwear):D

bruno
06-07-2006, 02:25 PM
If we're leaving at the same time....I'll let you go first mike. :p

And the "wee bairn" will be safe. Like I said, I won't be "regimental" (without underwear):D

i recommend ya freeball it. just make dang sho' ya slather dope on yer dangly bits!!!:D :) :eek: :D :) :eek:

booboo
06-07-2006, 03:18 PM
:D

Maybe for the first part. After the tree top, it might be a bit unconfortable. You know how those little things get scared easily in the cold. :p

Seriously, I thought their would be mosquitos since it will be the season for it. I knew after the tree top we would be ok but what about below the treeline?

afmrintern
06-08-2006, 06:19 AM
Whenever I hiked in June, the bugs were only bad for the first couple thousand feet, but they were BAD then. Once you get up to just below treeline, no more moquitos!

I would wear bug spray, and lots of it for the lower portion of the trails, and put some on on the way back down after you sweat it off on the way up!!!

Magpie
06-09-2006, 07:54 AM
Now that we all have a gross pic in our head I dont think a little deet would be that bad