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    Quote Originally Posted by CB200T View Post
    I can assure you that July 4 sucked. My wife, dog and I attempted a thru then planning to average 10 miles per day. The temps were in the 80s-90s during the day and the bugs were unbelievably bad. Dog had over 150 ticks on him in the first two days, the mosquitoes (which swarmed by the hundreds) laughed at permethrine and deet and the deer flies were starting to come out. Despite months of planning and prep, we had to call it quits after 3 days (for the sake of the dog as well as our sanity). We were heading SOBO. PM me if you have any additional questions.
    I attempted the same hike a couple weeks earlier and had the same experience...minus the heat. My pup (and myself) had an unbelievable amount of ticks. I ended up calling it due to a paw injury my dog had that I was worried about healing on the trail.

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    no worries guys, the winter camping season is only a few months away
    Wisconsin Winter Hang 2014 https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...t=81556&page=2

    "Familiarity breeds love.
    We don't need to save nature we need to love nature.
    The only way people will love nature is if they experience it first hand.
    There is no better way to experience nature than participating in it."

    -Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by CryOTheWild View Post
    no worries guys, the winter camping season is only a few months away
    WOOT...BRING ON THE SNOW!!!
    MT

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    "Have fun storming the castle!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza View Post
    All depends on where you are and the weather. I was at Crosby Manitou over the 4th and no bugs to speak of. I haven't seen a single tick in the past two years on the trail. I was up last weekend and no bugs either. Not a single bug bite. Maybe I'm just lucky ??
    It's all the garlic you eat with your pizza.

    We were up around Lutsen/Grand Marais the 15th-19th and surprisingly found the bugs to be very few for Northern MN but it was relatively cool. At times we used bug spray and we didn't see one tick. I've seen hundreds at other times. Sometimes, it's just the timing and location.

    HY
    “Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared” - Jack Handy

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