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    mount rogers

    I am headed there this weekend. Are the mosiqutoes, ticks, or red bugs out there. In my packing stages now and just want to know how to prepare. also I will most probally bring the WBBB. But a couple of friends have hammocks without netting. Thanks. I am trying to cut weight but if those pest are out I want to be prepared.

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    I hope so. It would be nice to meet some hammock forum members.

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    I will be heading North from Massie Gap late Friday. Heading for I-81

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    I am doing a loop from massie gap. South up to mt rogers. Any info on the bugs and sleeping without a net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbrad73 View Post
    Any info on the bugs and sleeping without a net.
    Virginia, in the summer? I'd be prepared for bugs. Treat your clothing and gear with Permethrin and you might be able to get away without a net, but I'd still carry a head-net with me for those just-in-case moments.
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    A net would be a nice thing to have for sleeping. While hiking I tend to ignore the bugs, but YMMV. Bugs are pretty thick right now.
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    I have not needed a net yet after dark. So far 1 tick seen, gnats in the daytime, occasional mosquito but no bites on me yet, no bugs yet at night, but daddy long legs get into your hammock (reference...2 weeks ago) I brought my net and didn't use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooldays View Post
    I have not needed a net yet after dark. So far 1 tick seen, gnats in the daytime, occasional mosquito but no bites on me yet, no bugs yet at night, but daddy long legs get into your hammock (reference...2 weeks ago) I brought my net and didn't use it.
    This was at mount rogers?

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    That was at linville gorge which is in general around more water and i think lower elevation but not far away

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