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Mohamed Ellozy
05-11-2007, 07:13 PM
Looks like the black flies are out in the Lakes region! A Gunstock, Belknap, and Piper (http://www.vftt.org/trail/nh/899.html) trip report says:
Beware, the blackflies and the ticks are out....and hungry.I plan to hike in the Squam Range tomorrow, have already packed the DEET :(

NH_Mtn_Hiker
05-11-2007, 07:53 PM
Looks like the black flies are out in the Lakes region!...

Where have you been? :D They've been out for about 10 days now in central N.H.

They're about 2 weeks early.....Not a good sign.

Mohamed Ellozy
05-11-2007, 08:04 PM
Where have you been? :D They've been out for about 10 days now in central N.H.Interesting! I was in the Middlesex Fells (quite a bit south of central NH!!) a couple of days ago and there were none. Come to think of it, I hiked in the Squam Range last Saturday, again no insects.

NH_Mtn_Hiker
05-11-2007, 08:12 PM
Interesting! I was in the Middlesex Fells (quite a bit south of central NH!!) a couple of days ago and there were none. Come to think of it, I hiked in the Squam Range last Saturday, again no insects.
They've been out in East Concord since last week. I gave some of them directions to Thornton. :D

Dr. Dasypodidae
05-11-2007, 08:40 PM
They've been out in East Concord since last week. I gave some of them directions to Thornton. :D

The black flies have already found Thornton (in my yard at about 560 ft elevation), so no need to give them directions.

DrewKnight
05-18-2007, 02:48 PM
Interesting -- the thousand feet between Thornton and Waterville Valley seem to have saved us so far -- a few lazy mosquitoes last weekend, but no black flies, yet. However, the brown ticks were out in force on the Old Waterville Road last weekend. If you're walking through tallish grass, check yourself regularly!