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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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Anyone been to Little Tupper recently? If so, how was the black fly situation?
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Black Flies are out and biting in Wilmington/Black Brook
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