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Old 05-15-2020, 03:17 PM   #21
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Anyone have a Black Fly update for John Brooks area. Wistful wishful thinking of early next week (5/18). Thank you.
They are waiting for fresh blood
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Old 05-15-2020, 03:31 PM   #22
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They are timed with the PAUSE relief.
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:16 AM   #23
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Black flies on the Powley-Piseco Rd weren't too bad. Swarming a bit, but not biting. They weren't nearly as bad as I expected.

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:14 PM   #24
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Long hike today on the NPT out of Averyville Road - bugs were not much a bother at all.

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:32 PM   #25
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Black Flies were fantastic in the Pharaoh’s last weekend and getting even better as the days got warmer. Kinda just like every year around this time. Hooray bug season!
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:15 PM   #26
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Justin time for bug repellant.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:45 PM   #27
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No bugs on the trail to Murphy Lake on Tuesday or on the trail to Wilcox Lake today. Black flies were swarming but not biting while I was at both lakes.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:28 AM   #28
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Black flies in Thendara/Old Forge

Can any tell me if the black flies are bad in the Old Forge and Thendara area? We are hoping to take a trip soon to ride bikes on the Tobie Trail.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:09 PM   #29
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I am at my camp not far from Old Forge today. I just went for a 15 mile bike ride. Not any problem if you can ride faster than 5mph. Wear eye glasses. Actually other than a lot of obnoxious non-biting swarmers mixed with a very few pesky biters, the past few days have not been bad at all working on outdoor projects.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:15 AM   #30
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They have been out after 6pm last week or so here in the SW adks. Not over bad, ok to manage w/ deet. After this morning's rain however, its suddenly mosquito season! Remaining optimistic, especially compared to last summer, as its been really dry in Herkimer and Hamilton counties this Spring.
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:47 AM   #31
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I climbed First, Second, and Third Brother Mountains near Brant Lake on Sunday. The Black Flies were swarming and biting.
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Old 05-27-2020, 12:40 PM   #32
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The black flies remained moderately aggressive, biters and non for the past week. Then this morning (27May), stepping out onto my driveway I was attacked by mosquitoes like almost ever before.
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Old 05-27-2020, 03:50 PM   #33
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So next week's weather report says lows in 30's and highs in 50's for Keene. From what I am reading that won't really slow the little buggers down? And does elevation help, looking at Big Slide and was thinking a quick climb up the brothers and find a spot below 3500' to string up hammocks overnight.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:47 PM   #34
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Anyone been to Little Tupper recently? If so, how was the black fly situation?
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:30 PM   #35
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Black Flies are out and biting in Wilmington/Black Brook
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:52 AM   #36
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Keene and North Hudson lately it's been mostly mosquitoes. Last few days there were not many black flies, and thankfully no deer flies (yet).
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Old 06-01-2020, 05:42 PM   #37
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Those little humming birds have been out in Newcomb...and very blood thirsty...
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:19 PM   #38
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I paddled the Follensby Clear Pond loop today, just for fun, 50 degrees and 10mph wind. I had one lonesome mosquito buzz me while I was eating lunch on one of the carries. She shall buzz around anyone no more.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:46 PM   #39
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I paddled the Follensby Clear Pond loop today, just for fun, 50 degrees and 10mph wind. I had one lonesome mosquito buzz me while I was eating lunch on one of the carries. She shall buzz around anyone no more.
That's a great loop.

If you have a mountain bike, you can (legally) ride all around the interior of that paddle. It's mostly an easy ride except for a couple spots that most will want/need to walk.

Having paddled those ponds extensively I enjoyed the alternative perspective.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:23 PM   #40
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That's a great loop.

If you have a mountain bike, you can (legally) ride all around the interior of that paddle. It's mostly an easy ride except for a couple spots that most will want/need to walk.
I may try that sometime. There is a very rough board bridge on the NWest side of Horseshoe from LPW that looks more like it better belongs on a roller coaster. Needs a lot of work. I looked for a canoe carry on the south end of HS to join the mapped trail there back to Follensby. It apparently does not exist in any obvious sense. I went there today because I am scheduled to guide a beginners group there in a few weeks (maybe) and they need to practice some carries along with navigation.
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