2.8 Miles from trailhead to lake Watershed Area - No Pets, No Swimming
Lake Blanche is a trail we have wanted to do for a long time, many of us have been up this trail a couple times before, just never recorded it. Choosing the right time to visit Lake Blanche is key to your experience. We chose to arrive in the morning; but, wound up actually arriving at noon. The mid-day sun in July allows little shaded rest on this trail, we all nearly ran through about 3 liters of water throughout the whole trip. However, the sun made the mountain flowers here just radiant. We encountered a couple backpacking groups, trail runners, and plenty of other hikers on the way up to the lake. There are three or four good spots to take a couple minutes to rest and look at the view of the valley you just hiked up before you get to the top. We hardly found any trash worth mentioning on this hike, it was a great experience.