Blanca Lake


Day Hike - Blanca Lake

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft

Monroe Park & Ride, 7AM

Climb 3000 feet in 3 miles to a ridgeline, passing huckleberry bushes as you head up one switchback after another until arriving at a flowering sub-alpine meadow. Up-close views of Glacier Peak await and then there is the turquoise blue of the lake itself, being fed by the Columbia Glacier from above. This is a popular hike so do not count on being alone but the experience is worth it. Plan for a post-hike gathering for food and socializing at a nearby eatery. Riders should bring cash to help defray the cost of driving. Contact me with any questions.


Blanca Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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