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Blanca Lake — Friday, May. 11, 2012

Central Cascades

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Day hike


Road impassable/closed
Posting just on the off chance that someone is headed up there in early season. I got to about 4 miles after the pavement ends on 65 and ran out of snow free road. The snow remaining is nice and compacted with tire ruts but my low clearance car was NOT going to make it over unscathed. I walked the first 10 foot section to peer around the corner and saw at least 100 feet more of snow. Hard telling if it was snow for the remaing ~4 miles or not. I would not drive back up there with less than a 4X4 based on what I saw but it might be possible with a higher clearance AWD. Please note height constraint also, pictured.