We will be hiking Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
When? We will LEAVE THE PARK & RIDE AT 7:30am. Try to be there by 7:25am so we can arrange carpool. PLEASE BRING A FEW BUCKS TO HELP PAY FOR GAS IF YOU END UP A PASSENGER IN ANOTHER VEHICLE.
Distance (Roundtrip): 6.64 miles
Elevation: 2700 Feet
Difficulty: STRENUOUS/TOUGH CLIMB- This is about 1000 ft per mile in elevation gain. BE READY FOR A GOOD WORKOUT!
Pace: Moderate. We will NOT be running up the trail. We will be taking a decent pace where we can still chat with our awesome fellow hikers.
What if I like to hike fast or what if I like to hike slow and take many pictures and breaks? If you like to hike fast (or slow) and you do NOT want (or it may be difficult) to stay with the group, this is not the hike for you. We only have 10 spots open, so please do not take a spot if you are not going to stay with the group.
Time: I have no clue. Please consider this a scouting hike, which means we do not know the condition of the trail (it might be super easy to follow, or it might be a bit difficult). We will do the best we can to prepare for the trail, but since it is new for us, please have patience.
What's the destination? There are 3 (yes 3) beautiful lakes. Lake Blanche, Lake Florence, and Lake Lillian. What a bargain!
Important Information: NO DOGS ALLOWED! This is in a wildnerness area, so we are ABSOLUTELY LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE IN THE GROUP. Sorry, there will not be any exceptions.
What should I bring? PLENTY OF WATER (I'll likely bring 96oz), snacks, sunblock, and mosquito repellent.
Can I see pictures or a description of the trail? Here is a good link for you: http://www.climb-utah.com/WM/blanche.htm
Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.