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By notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Apr 11, 2012

Look out! The dry weather is going to make it a heavy tick year.
Spend 3 hours at LCC and got two ticks


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By DexterRutecki
From Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr 11, 2012

Really? Hot and dry produces MORE ticks? I dont think so...

I think most animals like water so I am not sure why you think dry weather would increase the tick population.


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By mac.mcconnell
Apr 11, 2012

Found a tick on me at Red Rocks last week!


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By Sabrina King
Apr 11, 2012

I was up in LCC yesterday and got one. Tick season for sure.


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By Kurt Swanson
From Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11, 2012
View from the Jane Spy belay station

Ticks in Red Rocks? Really? I didn't think there were ticks in the desert.


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By FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Apr 11, 2012

In my area, wetter weather makes for more ticks.


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By Brian in SLC
Apr 11, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Tick have been out for weeks in LCC. Soon as it gets hot, they'll be disappearin'...

Every spring.


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By Bretterick Briggs
From Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 11, 2012
Drinking breakfast before climbing the elephant perch

Climbed Tick Fever and Bongeater yesterday. Picked a grand total of 8 ticks off me!


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By JCM
From Henderson, NV
Apr 11, 2012

Ticks are out in the East too. Got a tick a few days ago in VT. This is really early for them to be out so far north; must be the warm weather.


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By Brian in SLC
Apr 11, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Season here is typically April to May. In mild winters, I think they come out a tad earlier, like they did this year, in March.

Every year.


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By Andre Dupas
From Canadian Rockies
Apr 11, 2012
The Cheif

Another prime reason you all should just stay indoors. IMO kinda lame to complain about bugs. Pick em off and move on. No need for the drama.


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By John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Apr 11, 2012
South of Windy Peak

Kurt Swanson wrote:
Ticks in Red Rocks? Really? I didn't think there were ticks in the desert.
Yes, there are ticks in Red Rock. They love the scrub oak. And since you have to frequently bushwhack through that stuff, tick bites are common. I found a tick on me in Red Rock last week also.


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By Brian in SLC
Apr 11, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Andre Dupas wrote:
Another prime reason you all should just stay indoors. IMO kinda lame to complain about bugs. Pick em off and move on. No need for the drama.


Might be even more lame to complain about people complaining...

But, these are ticks we're talking about. They are the spawn of satan.

There is plenty of drama when they are discovered...

Shingo?


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By Bretterick Briggs
From Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 11, 2012
Drinking breakfast before climbing the elephant perch

I heard Shingo loves them so much he invites them home and lets them sleep on his couch.


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By Kurt Swanson
From Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11, 2012
View from the Jane Spy belay station

Is there Lyme in Nevada? I was climbing in Red Rocks for 2 weeks in Feb, and I haven't felt well since I got back...maybe need to bring this up with the doctor.


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By Daniel Winder
Apr 11, 2012

the tick
the tick


He's coming and he's pissed.

Edit: In 2009, Utah had 6 confirmed cases of Lyme disease and Nevada had 10. So not really a threat (Pennsylvania had 5000 cases).


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By bearded sam
Apr 11, 2012

out in Lumpy and Eldo too


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By Kenny Clark
From State College, PA
Apr 11, 2012

Daniel Winder wrote:
(Pennsylvania had 5000 cases).

Yes, there are many ticks here! I didn't get any climbing with permethrin sprayed on my clothes. I did get one in the backyard though...


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By mikewhite
Apr 11, 2012
  Third bolt on last pitch of cheetah

I got lyme disease from a tick in little cottonwood. Take it seriously!!


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By Tradoholic
Apr 11, 2012

I got what I determined to be Ehrlichiosis from a tick in 2007 (The doctors never could give me a straight answer). Here's some good info on it: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002357/

My temp peaked at 106 and I couldn't stand or walk when I finally went to the ER. I went to urgent care the day before and they said I had the flu and was dehydrated. WRONG! I got a great spinal tap in the ER too. Thankfully, antibiotics cleared it up but I was in the hospital for 5 days.

Do not take ticks lightly! I always scrub myself down in the shower immediately after being out and change clothes. Wash the clothes but watch out cause the little fuckers and survive through it!


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By FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Apr 11, 2012

Kurt Swanson wrote:
Is there Lyme in Nevada? I was climbing in Red Rocks for 2 weeks in Feb, and I haven't felt well since I got back...maybe need to bring this up with the doctor.


Kurt,

You would know if you wsre bitten by a tick. They stay latched onto you and form a red welt. I've also heard that they have to be burrowed in you some minimum amount of time to transmit Lyme disease.


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By Joe Huggins
From Grand Junction
Apr 11, 2012
mmmm....tree

Andre Dupas wrote:
Another prime reason you all should just stay indoors. IMO kinda lame to complain about bugs. Pick em off and move on. No need for the drama.

Obviously, you've never had tick fever.


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By notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Apr 11, 2012

This post violated Rule #1. It has been removed by Mountain Project.


By JCM
From Henderson, NV
Apr 11, 2012

FrankPS wrote:
Kurt, You would know if you wsre bitten by a tick. They stay latched onto you and form a red welt. I've also heard that they have to be burrowed in you some minimum amount of time to transmit Lyme disease.


The above statement is not entirely true. A significant portion (actually, grater than 50%) of people with lyme disease don't remember the tick bite.


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By FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Apr 11, 2012

Jon Moen wrote:
The above statement is not entirely true. A significant portion (actually, grater than 50%) of people with lyme disease don't remember the tick bite.


It affects your memory, too? :) Ticks don't just bite you and fall off. I'm not sure I understand how you would not remember?


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By wufpak18
From Raleigh, NC
Apr 11, 2012
Great Arch behind

Andre Dupas wrote:
Another prime reason you all should just stay indoors. IMO kinda lame to complain about bugs. Pick em off and move on. No need for the drama.


Get a tick bite on your junk and you'll complain.


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