- Feb 29, 2012
- Kitsap Co, WA
I was up trying to scout some spots in the Apline Wilderness Area (Wa) this past few days and the bugs were horrible. The flys dont bother me much and even the mosquitoes are mostly bearable but I got to this lake at 6200 ft and the mosquitoes were so so bad they drove us into the tent for the remainder of the day, Im talking almost as bad as those videos of the guys in Alaska. The day before at a lower lake 4500 (I think) the bugs were completely tolerable. Is this common for this wilderness area or most of the Wilderness areas in the cascade range (WA)? Or how can I identify location that may be less troublesome for unbearable populations of biting bugs? I have scouted 4 different spots in the Apline Wilderness Area and about to give up on it.