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[pct-l] Skeeters, Late SCal, and Cascades
- Subject: [pct-l] Skeeters, Late SCal, and Cascades
- From: "David B. Stockton" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 07:42:57 -0400
I personally believe that mosquitos have some primitive distributed
intelligence that causes them - as a localized group - to target a person
at a given time, perhaps because of internal needs. In the S. Pacific I
ended up with both malaria and dengue fever at different times and in
different countries. Before each time I remember a specific night when the
mosquitos seemed to target me (and no one else around) with a particularly
focused eerie-feeling swarm. Soon afterwards I was sick, sick, sick.
Science fiction pales when you look at the malaria cycle.
Anyone have any experience with Southern California in November / December?
Especially the Mt. San Jacinto area. What are snow chances (if any) and
water availability (if any)?
Also -- are all the snow fields in the Cascades clear in September or are
there still some that require safety gear (i.e., ice axe)? Has anyone been
Thanks in advance --
David B. Stockton
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