No See Ums or Knats or very small demons...
Posted by Joel Briggs on June 11, 2003 at 12:58:52:
No See-Ums and Knats…really bad in the mountain ranges surrounding Panamint Valley.
First, those No See Ums must have massive teeth or a very sharp stingers.
Their bite or sting hurts like hell. I was caught off guard, as with the rest of party, this past weekend (June 7/8) with the numbers of them. In fact, so many, they made a faint black cloud that followed you wherever you went.
Top that off, they are also “kamikaze”. Every time you opened your mouth, they would swarm in. So bring plenty of ketchup to swallow them down.
Seriously, they are fierce and mean little buggers and everywhere we went (Argus Range). If heading out there soon, bring plenty of insect repellent.