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Health, Fitness, & The Human Condition 
News and Science

March 12, 2019

 Winter & Spring

January 1, 2019:



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Our goal here is to provide the best information how to deal with internal and external threats to your health. But why?


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Tick and Mosquito News
Mosquitoes are a major issue in the High Sierra,

ticks less so the higher you go.


February 12, 2019




Also See
Mosquitoes and Seasonal Temperature Shifts:
Backpacking the High Sierra


The Winged Hazard

Mosquitoes WILL BE a significant issue from the dawn of Spring until the moisture dries out of the soils along both flanks and the crest. Each of these dates, of the beginning of Spring and the end of moisture vary every year, but we do have averages. The mosquitoes dry-out by August 15 during an "avergage" year. But the averages are changing, Spring has been coming earlier, while the swings between very wet and very dry seasons seems to be getting abrupt and more intense.

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