Monday, August 2, 2010

Mosquito invasion

They love me but I hate them. One reason I live in Canmore is that there are usually no Mosquitos. We even took our mosquito screens out last fall, since we have not seen any of the monsters in the last few years. But this summer, for some reason, they returned, stronger than ever they combine forces in millions to make my life hell. At the most unexpected places like scree slopes and rock cliffs, they can be anywhere, anytime, and they take no mercy on the innocent climber. I can't wait for the first overnight freeze, which is probably the only way to get rid of this unwanted species.
This picture shows me at the base of "Tall Storey" in Echo Canyon, and it's 10a.m., you can imagine how I looked like 8 hours later.

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