I wear a big ol Sunday Afternoons hat to keep the ones falling out of my hair, and long pants with shortie gaiters to keep out the crawlers - all treated in permethrin.
Other folks had bunches of the things crawling up their clothing, I walked in peace...
We were in Coe the last weekend of March, out at Mississippi Lake. The worst thing for me is the poison oak - both times I have had a rash, it was Coe that did it. I don't rash when hiking in low elevation Sierra.
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