Wasp traps were put up, and they are working, but the nest is still very active. Two hikers were stung yesterday, Wednesday 8/5/2020. Be careful.
Two Tahoe National Forest Mounted Patrol members riding on the Ditch Trail out of the Gold Country Equestrian Trail Head identified this ground wasp nest where wasps have recently attacked horses and humans this past week.
Look for them on the south-west side of Ditch Trail, not far from the Meyer Trail intersection.
GPS coordinates are 39.31466, -120.91878
Best for hikers, bikers and equestrians to avoid this section of the trail.
Late July and early August starts the ground wasp attack season in the Sierra. The nests increase in size and population throughout the summer and attacks are usually the worst in September. The wasps continue to be a problem until the cold weather puts them back to sleep.
If you are allergic to stings, it is best to carry two Epi-pens with you.