Lake Blanche, here we come!

  • June 22, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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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:


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.

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  • Aaron C.

    It was great to get up in the mountains with you guys. Hope to see you again.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Ryan C. P.

    Great moderate hike. Not as hard as the hike guides suggest. The lake was pretty, but not as big as wide angle photos make it appear.

    June 23, 2013

  • Nicole

    Great day, great group of people. Thanks everyone for coming out to hike!

    June 22, 2013

  • Hrishi

    It was a great enjoyable hike! Thanks for setting up the hike Nicole and Randon!

    June 22, 2013

  • David G.

    Thanks so much to Nicole and Randon for putting this together, great group!

    June 22, 2013

  • joyce

    Great hike! Great views! Great people and fantastic conversation! Thanks nicole for putting this together! :)

    June 22, 2013

  • Nicole

    We are on our way up to the trail now.

    June 22, 2013

  • Ryan C. P.

    Hi. This will be a first time on this group. Please fill me in on who to contact / look for when I get there.

    June 20, 2013

    • Nicole

      We will be in a Rav4. Look for me (Nicole) with Randon.

      June 21, 2013

    • Nicole

      It's a sand/bronze like color

      June 21, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    Does anyone know about how long the hike will take?

    June 21, 2013

    • Nicole

      I really don't know. I have heard this trail is pretty much all uphill going to the lakes. So, it will depend on our group. We will not be going super fast. Sorry I can't tell you much more.

      June 21, 2013

  • Tony W.

    I won't be able to attend, but I did it about 5 weeks ago and the top third was all deep snow, almost all of that should be gone and not slow you down at all. I went really hard, but ate lunch at the top for a half hour and it was 3 hours total. Just to give an idea for those who haven't been there. I hope it helps, have fun!

    June 20, 2013

  • erika

    I will be enjoying some time in Glacier, but hope everyone has a great hike, hope to see you soon!

    June 19, 2013

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