We did a 6 night trip to the Ape Lake area from July 21st to the 27th. I was expecting to get devoured by the mosquitoes but they were surprisingly tame, even in meadow areas. I didn't have to use my headnet and ended up with a grand total of 3 bites, all in areas that didn't have clothes/bug juice protection.
Also, the wildflowers were at full bloom at ~2000 meters on the NW side of Musician Mountain, with just insane numbers of Lupine, Asters, and Paintbrush. The Lupines/Asters were past peak down near Ape Lake but there were good numbers of Dwarf Fireweed. However, the wildflowers were surprisingly absent at ~2000 meters NW of Jacobsen Lake. We again saw just a carpet of wildflowers on the SE side of Mt. Jacobsen at around 1700 meters. All in all, the wildflowers made for some pretty great photography!
Last edited by SirBC; 08-03-2016 at 11:59 PM.