Aug 28, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Blanca Lake
- Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
- Agency: Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
- Trails: Blanca Lake (#1052)
- Avg Rating: 4.24
The trail, I must say, isn't very exciting...steep and strenuous, yes. views, not really. Anyway, the effort pays off at the end! (I would say the top, but the trail takes a steep downward turn for the last 1/2 mile to the lake) The lake is spectacular!
It was cloudy today, so we could see Columbia Glacier, but not much of the mountains surrounding. Not a big deal since I was so excited to see the lake! Mountain views may have sent me over the edge :)
No more bugs to worry about. Blowdowns have all been cleared. NYC was cleaning up and smoothing out the tread on the descent to the lake which will help immensely for the future! The descent to the lake is very steep and rough right now.