Sep 15, 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
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- No water source
No bugs, no mud. A few slippery spots on way down to lake.
Lake is gorgeous , reminds of Lake Louise in Banff a lot.
I wished the WTA could put markers on trees high up from Virgin Lake down to Blanca so it could be found in the snow. Like I said its so steep on way down if you don't know where exactly switchbacks are its tough.
Hiking poles weren't necessary I felt but on way down it takes weight off of knees and keeps you balanced.
I have a pic but apparently iPad won't let you upload pics the button is muted out so it won't depress. :(