Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: East Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Hi Karl, great to hear from you, and thanks for the kind comments. Probably the biggest step to getting this trip to go was to find the right group, and I feel very honoured to have done this trip with such a strong group of great people.
The mosquitos would be very bad when it was warm, and no wind. An original bug shirt is a huge help. Sometimes I would put some deet on my hands. Also, we adapted somewhat, and when the bugs were bad, we got on the water, hiked at full speed, or simply retreated to our tents. To a certain extent , I got used to being bitten and found the bites didn't tend to itch that much. However, I never got used to inhaling them :-)