I went ahead and added an allergy rash last Sunday afternoon from juniper rubbing on me placing a cache. What is completely funny is I had spent all weekend climbing through the thickest stuff imagineable clearing 200 yards of new fence line by hand with chain saws and didn't get a chigger, rash, or insect sting one. I need to work to take a break from caching! I haven't done much of GBP yet but Alphabet Soup series really wasn't that bad to me. Pair of snake boots and DEET stops the snakes, thorns, and mosquitoes so you can wade right in. The worst part to me was it was flooded when I did most of it so the walking was slow going.