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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
notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Joined Apr 9, 2007
125 points
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.
DexterRutecki
From Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined Mar 23, 2012
3 points
Apr 11, 2012
Found a tick on me at Red Rocks last week! mac.mcconnell
Joined Apr 14, 2011
50 points
Apr 11, 2012
I was up in LCC yesterday and got one. Tick season for sure. Sabrina King
Joined Jul 17, 2011
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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. Kurt Swanson
From Philadelphia, PA
Joined Mar 2, 2010
147 points
Apr 11, 2012
In my area, wetter weather makes for more ticks. FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
128 points
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.
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
11,031 points
Apr 11, 2012
Drinking breakfast before climbing the elephant pe...
Climbed Tick Fever and Bongeater yesterday. Picked a grand total of 8 ticks off me! Bretterick Briggs
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Aug 6, 2009
7 points
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. JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
53 points
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.
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
11,031 points
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. Andre Dupas
From Canadian Rockies
Joined Mar 13, 2012
10 points
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.
John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,295 points
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?
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
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Apr 11, 2012
Drinking breakfast before climbing the elephant pe...
I heard Shingo loves them so much he invites them home and lets them sleep on his couch. Bretterick Briggs
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Aug 6, 2009
7 points
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. Kurt Swanson
From Philadelphia, PA
Joined Mar 2, 2010
147 points
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).
Daniel Winder
Joined Jul 13, 2009
109 points
Apr 11, 2012
out in Lumpy and Eldo too bearded sam
Joined Apr 27, 2011
55 points
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...
Kenny Clark
From State College, PA
Joined Aug 14, 2009
165 points
Apr 11, 2012
  Third bolt on last pitch of cheetah
I got lyme disease from a tick in little cottonwood. Take it seriously!! mikewhite
Joined Feb 28, 2007
98 points
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: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/...

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!
Tradoholic
Joined Apr 17, 2004
12,471 points
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.
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
128 points
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.
Joe Huggins
From Grand Junction
Joined Oct 4, 2001
177 points
Apr 11, 2012
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notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Joined Apr 9, 2007
125 points
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.
JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
53 points
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?
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
128 points
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.
wufpak18
From Raleigh, NC
Joined Jul 31, 2010
15 points


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