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Old 05-21-2016, 12:07 PM   #281
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I thought that we were going to be like home on the range. I think I just heard a discouraging word. Matters not. I'm committed. I need a rattle snake rattle to put inside my mandolin. Not looking to have an encounter but there is always road kill.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:24 PM   #282
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Doug used to tell me what I really wanted was to camp in a Walt Disney movie....lakes, mountains, bears, wolves, mountain lions, elk, etc., drinking lakeside, cohabitating peacefully.


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Old 05-21-2016, 01:19 PM   #283
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Evelyn... we are trying to make room on this Adventure for you. Very hard to predict. This is going to be a real tough bunch to discourage, anyone. I am getting worried that this group could be wanted by someone for not declaring coins picked out of a wishing well, somewhere.

Maggie was led to believe that crossing the river at Double Cabin was a life or death situation... and disregarded that.

Then that Lily may not be able to swim or do a back stroke to cross, which she does either. That idea was disregarded.

Thalweg made the area's climate changes so menacing, almost discouraging myself from even attempting to cross into Wyoming.

Gearheart make rattlesnakes appear so harmless, that Thalweg and Maggie toss out the claim they are climbing out of the bushes at every turn on a hiking trail, seem trivial and wants some rattles in his mandolin.

Rock River, Wyoming... that was the best of the best, but now everyone wants to stop and count the residents, if any are to be found. I have met the Water Board member and the woman who runs the hunting business and consignment shop in town. The others are like what Thalweg said earlier on this Thread.

But... trust me. Trailers in Waiting there is more to come. If not on the Airforum... at the first meeting place in Laramie and the Territorial Prison. As far as I know, no one has ever been accidentally... locked into a cell and escaped over a weekend.

Nancy noticed that SIX of the SEVEN first survivors of the 2015 Quemado Adventure are on the Wyoming Adventure. Something tells me the new comers will be getting to meet the 'Wild Bunch' and 'Butch & Sonny', the unknown train robbers that DID rob a UPRR train near... where else... Rock River!

There are no Chiggers in Wyoming, unless you are bringing some yourself from the Midwest. Be prepared for mosquitos in some parts around Jackson, Pinedale and anyplace that has more than a bucket of water sitting. Bring a high quality Fly Swatter. You will keep count at Grey's River if we are there before the season is finished.

ColoradoLady... we will even lower the elevations for you if that helps. Thalweg knows how to make a map say whatever HE wants it to say. Say it is true, Thalweg.
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:57 PM   #284
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ColoradoLady... we will even lower the elevations for you if that helps. Thalweg knows how to make a map say whatever HE wants it to say. Say it is true, Thalweg.
That is absolutely true. Have you noticed that in the corner of every map of Wyoming, there is a disclaimer that says "Here be Dragons"?
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Yes, INDEED... Dragons are everywhere

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That is absolutely true. Have you noticed that in the corner of every map of Wyoming, there is a disclaimer that says "Here be Dragons"?
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... is this Puff the Magic Dragon? Or a Lake Trout? I might need a stronger trolling outfit on this trip.

Grey's River... not swatting Mosquitos, but several specie of Flies. One biting, known as a Horse Fly for some reason as I am not a horse, and the other just wanting to be a pest. Like, well who am I to talk?
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I hope we're going to be there after vicious-biting-flies-season.

That picture looks like one of those monster carp that have invaded the Illinois River, jumping into boats and wreaking havoc on the waterway.


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OK, you guys....now you REALLY HAVE ME WANTING TO JOIN IN!!!
Dragons, no chiggers, bank robbers......Thalweg's ability to lower mountains and decrease elevations....what's not to love! Have fly swatter...will travel! Evelyn.
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Ray makes light of the mosquitoes. The reason NORAD moved the early warning radar to Montana is the mosquitoes in Wyoming kept scrambling the fighter jets.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:03 AM   #289
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I have a leg hold trap for mosquitoes. We grow them big in Ontario.
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Ray makes light of the mosquitoes. The reason NORAD moved the early warning radar to Montana is the mosquitoes in Wyoming kept scrambling the fighter jets.
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There are mosquito traps available in Laramie, Wyoming. You will need tweezers to set them and put a tiny piece of raw hamburger as bait. They are sold by packs of a dozen. Much like a mouse or rat trap, although much smaller and very lethal for gnats to mosquito sized insects.

Sometimes you will catch a Fly which really needs the Horse Fly Trap to safely tender them helpless and at least incapable of further hunting for fresh victims.

Pulling an Airstream on the East/West highways do have increasing cross winds during the late morning, early afternoons. I have never had any sway problems with our Airstreams. If you have a full water tank... even more resistant to cross winds.

What does this have to do with Mosquito and Fly traps? Nothing. At least your reading this post was not a total waste of time. I may pick up a couple packs for resale to those from lower elevations to take home.
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Seriously, guys....at high altitudes are we really expecting crazy mosquito problems?


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Seriously, guys....at high altitudes are we really expecting crazy mosquito problems?


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Oh yea, there'll be skeeters, and horseflys. We won't be high enough to effect them. The last couple of years the mosquitoes haven't been too bad. The state and fed agencies have been working hard to control mosquito habitat because they impact sage grouse. Everyone has been making monumental efforts to keep the sage grouse from being listed on the Endangered Species List.
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Yippee.

Y'all make it sound so terribly appealing.


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Here is my personal anti-mosquito secret. Aqua Velva. Get the large size. Make sure you let everyone in your group know it is the best dang anti bug stuff you can buy west of the Pecos. Let your friends slather it on, and then establish yourself at a discreet distance.
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