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post #1 of 22 Old 06-25-2014, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Leaving for Gaspe this weekend! Anyone been this time of year?

Specifically, I'm wondering how bad the biting flies and mosquitos are this time of year. I don't mind a few and plan to bring bug dope but my plans are pretty fluid. I ran in to biting flies in Red Bay, Labrador the beginning of August last year and 10 seconds after I took off my helmet, they were a cloud around my head. The only escape was to put the helmet on and keep going. About the worst I've experienced.

I know this is a different place and different time of year. Just curious.
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I've gone around the Gaspe twice around this time and mid July, I don't remember the bugs being any worse than here in the woods of NH.
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Heading there in September - not anticipating any bugs though. I would love to hear your take on it though, I've never been past Riviere de Loup.
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I second the headset, mine lives in the tank bag. Lots of mosquitos and black flies this time of year.

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haven't been there in June, have been there 1st week in August, no blackflies, few mosquitoes, unlike Laurentians that have blackflies from April to October



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haven't been there in June, have been there 1st week in August, no blackflies, few mosquitoes, unlike Laurentians that have blackflies from April to October
Yeah, they start thinning out on the Gaspesie at the end of June into early July.

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Haven't been there but I met someone who had and they told me the other side of the river is just as pretty without the tourists. Now that sounds appealing to me. My experience on the east coast is that the blackflies are abundant in early summer and gone generally maybe by August. I'm still hoping to get out there this year.
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Gaspe

I just got back from a 2.5 day trip from Moncton ,NB all around the Gaspe peninsula and back last week. We camped in Perce. All in all bugs weren't that bad. We had mosquito dope on hand but never used it. Weather was another thing raining on and off. All in all a pleasant 1500 km trip. Coming back we noted all the trailers headed towards Perce, glad we did the trip relatively early.

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Specifically, I'm wondering how bad the biting flies and mosquitos are this time of year. I don't mind a few and plan to bring bug dope but my plans are pretty fluid. I ran in to biting flies in Red Bay, Labrador the beginning of August last year and 10 seconds after I took off my helmet, they were a cloud around my head. The only escape was to put the helmet on and keep going. About the worst I've experienced.

I know this is a different place and different time of year. Just curious.
Thanks for any feedback
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That's why I'm going in September - bugs and RV's gone . . .
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post #10 of 22 Old 06-27-2014, 12:18 AM
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Here is a short blog of my 2013 trip to Gaspé. LINK It is best read from the bottom up. I did not encounter any bug issues but I went in August. HAVE FUN!!
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