Hmmmm....??? I didn't think the bugs were bad at all when I went, but maybe it's because I live in Ontario...? We get bugs bad here depending upon what time of the year etc. I camped the entire way and the weather was good, yes I got rained on every day to some extent, 5 minutes to 12 hours, but mostly it was great. If I recall correctly we didn't get any rain while the D2D was on at all, sunny and clear skies....perfect! So it's up to you to risk it or whimp it....lol To each their own.....as long as you experience it.