Gnats bugging you? Escape with bug-free (for now) Mesa Creek hike

It’s a breathtaking view from the old Mesa Creek Ski Area on Grand Mesa. Although there’s still snow on top of the mesa, it’s gone from the lower area. Although it’s a rugged climb, it’s a great hike through aspen groves. It’s far away from the biting gnats in the valley below and the mesa mosquitoes haven’t shown up yet.



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It’s a breathtaking view from the old Mesa Creek Ski Area on Grand Mesa. Although there’s still snow on top of the mesa, it’s gone from the lower area. Although it’s a rugged climb, it’s a great hike through aspen groves. It’s far away from the biting gnats in the valley below and the mesa mosquitoes haven’t shown up yet.

PEST is just another four-letter word for GNAT. Gnat, of course, is just another four-letter word for those no-see-ums that have recently returned to the monuments and deserts of the Colorado…




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