|Frank (left) and Al in his net (right)|
|The flies don't care about the repellent|
|Gaining the ridge|
|The flowers were amazing|
|Walking the ridge to our lunch spot|
|A snowfield to cross, Baker behind|
|An exposed spot on the trail|
I have done this hike many times, in sun and rain, but I never experienced bugs like these before. I'm not sure why they were so bad; probably because of the sun and heat, but I really don't know for sure. I will not be going on any more hikes this year without plenty of repellent and my skin completely covered. My face netting will stay with me as well!
Now, however, I'm home, showered and hydrated. I'm thinking a nice glass of wine should hit the spot!