I'm planning to hike from Monson to Gorham this summer, possibly in June. The biting insects are my only deterrent at the moment. Just how bad are they?
Will they be really annoying but tolerable? Will the whole hike be miserable? Or is it more like "All hope abandon, ye who enter here"?
I know that much of this depends on personal tolerance. I plan to sleep in a tent, and I wasn't too bothered by bugs when I did the 100M wilderness last year in July. But I want to enjoy the hike, and to enjoy sitting around outside in the evenings.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!