Its a proven fact that 78.4% of all statstics are made up on the spot.
Thanks for all the great info and warnings about ticks and mosquitoes. WOW you all weren't kidding- they were horrific. But that didn't stop us from having a fantastic trip. We took the suggestion to cover up and wore long pants and long shirts with headnets and also had bug shirts, which worked really well.
Ended up doing dayhikes in Sylvania and the Trap Hills so I could spend more time with my parents. Next year I'm going back with more time and bringing my hammock for sure. There were so many incredible places to go and just not enough time.
Here and here are the trip reports on my blog.