Seattle Explorers & Jr. MAC Hike - Blanca Lake

Youth activity

Seattle Explorers & Jr. MAC Hike - Blanca Lake

Embark on an unforgettable journey to one of the most awe-inspiring lakes in the area! Immerse yourself in the vibrant blues of this glacier-fed oasis—a perfect reward for intrepid hikers conquering the challenging thirty-odd steep switchbacks. Don't miss the chance to experience the unparalleled beauty that awaits at every turn!

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

Meeting time: 8:30

The Explorers and Jr. MACers will spend the day hiking!

Trip Sheet: Posted within two weeks prior to the trip.

Parking: [pass required???]

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email [NAME] to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

*To sign up for Explorer/Jr. MAC combo trips, do it on this page, NOT the course page. For all other trips, sign up via the course page. If confused, refer to the registration instructions on the course page.


Blanca Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • 10 Essentials
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back (optional)

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

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