Sleeping Beauty tick warning

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Nosaltjustlime
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Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by Nosaltjustlime » May 23rd, 2019, 10:17 am

Headed up there for a sunrise hike this morning and found some ticks crawling on us while we had a snack on the summit 😬 Might want to make it a warning 🤙🏼

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Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by teachpdx » May 23rd, 2019, 11:28 am

Thanks for the heads up.

Glad you weren't bitten... you would've had to change your username to "nosaltjust(lyme)".

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Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by retired jerry » May 23rd, 2019, 11:30 am

that's fair, you had snack, tick had snack :)

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Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by Webfoot » May 23rd, 2019, 8:16 pm

#*)&! I didn't think they had made it that far. Is there no haven from these damn things?! Thanks for the warning. :( I updated the page.

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Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by aiwetir » May 24th, 2019, 9:15 am

The Field Guide mentions ticks. It doesn't seem like a good place for them though, wonder what the deal is.

Was there snow up there, I'm not paying enough attention to have any idea what the snow situation is right now.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by adamschneider » May 24th, 2019, 9:41 am

Permethrin is your friend. I bought a big jug on Amazon and spray it on my shoes and the bottoms of my pant legs. No ticks yet.
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(I blithely ignore the warnings that you shouldn't spray it on your clothes while you're wearing them.:lol:)

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Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by retired jerry » May 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm

I've had half dozen tick bites the last couple years

It was the times I didn't use Sawyer permethrin

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Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by Chip Down » June 4th, 2019, 8:26 pm

Webfoot wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 8:16 pm
#*)&! I didn't think they had made it that far. Is there no haven from these damn things?!
My thoughts too. It's just not right when tick habitat overlaps mountain goat habitat!

I've been to Sleeping Beauty once, exactly three years ago, on a freakishly hot day (100+). No ticks on Sleeping Beauty, but picked up a few at Falls Creek Caves.

Oh, almost forgot, I too endorse permethrin.

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Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

Post by -Q- » June 5th, 2019, 10:10 am

I picked up a tick on Mt Adams at around the 3500 foot level a few weeks back.
Evil creatures are everywhere now :evil:

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