Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Hey fellow hikers it is bug season again and the nasty little “buggers” are out again. I went through Salome Jug on Friday and the gnats and wasps were crazy annoying. Saturday I was up on the Mogollon Rim and the mosquitos were eating Scott Betz and I alive. Monday I was hiking Camelback Mountain (Echo Canyon) and the little biting flies were out in full force.
So make sure you bring along your favorite bug repellant. If you are already bitten I recommend Afterbite. I get it at REI and it is quite effective in drying up the bite quickly. You will, however smell like ammonia.