- Dec 2, 2013
Spent the night at Ruth Lake Friday night. Snow was almost gone at the lake and there were zero bugs.
Wow, not much at all. Some of the resorts received several inches. Good to know.
Trip report coming?Hiked the crest from Gilbert to Divide Pass. Skeeters are out below 11,500 - getting worse by the day. 4 days ago they were fine, yesterday they'd moved into "moderately annoying" territory.
Snow-wise, everything except north-facing passes are a go.
4 days, with the first day being just a couple hrs in the afternoon from Henry's Fork to a little campsite above Dollar. I did the ridge section itself (from Dollar Lake to Divide Pass/Island Lake) in a day - 14 mi in about 13 hrs, not easy at all - and then looped back on the Northside Highline, which is mostly below treeline, so camping was easy. Took me two days to get back because my ankle was complaining bitterly after the talus.Kinda figured that. How many days did it take? Did you come down each night?
I was up there Friday morning dayhiking around the Clyde Lake area and they weren't bad. We wore bug spray and saw a few when we would stop, but it wasn't bad at all.Anyone have a recent update on bugs? I'm sure they are bad, just wondering how bad. This week looks like there may be some storms and I'm tempted to get out and about.