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Business soars with birds and bugs

May 31, 2008
Joe Hackett

Clear skies and warm temperatures offered ideal conditions for paddlers, hikers and anglers over the long, holiday weekend. However, recent wet weather has been a boon for bugs, as I discovered on a recent outing through the Seven Carries route in the St. Regis Canoe Area. Although bugs were negligible on the water, clouds of black flies would amass at the portages, eagerly awaiting the arrival of fresh blood. There, the black flies would swarm unsuspecting paddlers and particularly seemed to favor travelers carrying a boat who lacked a free hand to swat them away.

 
 
 

 

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