Biting Flies

We were just at Lake Powell from Friday to Wednesday.

The biting dog flies are terrible. Like terrible. I have never seen flies like this at Lake Powell in the past 13 years of going. Each passing day of camping is worse than the 1st as they apparently realize you are there.

In an effort to help others out, bring some bug deterant wafers (non flammable recommended) etc. Nothing like waking up in the morning covered in a fly horde.

Bug spray was working well, but wish I had several of those BBQ area bug things to place around the boat, the trash, and the cook area.


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Funny, as I was thinking on my last trip earlier this month that there are not nearly as many flies this year as past years - this is on the South end. -Doug

Lake Bum

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South End, I haven't encountered any this year. Last year I did in Face Canyon, but then none whatsoever only 2 weeks later literally 5 miles from that spot in Cookie Jar. It has been sporadic on the South end...