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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lake Blanche :: SLC, Utah

Lake Blanche was one of the most incredible hikes I have done in Utah. One thing I really love about this hike is the constant change in scenery, not to mention the stunning views at the top. You start off on a woodsy asphalt trail and then quickly lead off to a steep little pathway up into the Twin Peaks Wilderness. You pass through some brush and then come out into more of a clearing, which then quickly turns into groves of Aspen trees. From there, the trail becomes steeper and you then pass over some giant red rocks which lead you to more patches of Aspen trees. Eventually you come into a clearing where the rocks become an even deeper red and lead over to the lake. The view of Sundial peak is absolutely stunning, especially with a snowcap. I would definitely recommend you take a minute and hike to the other side of the lake and over a little dam to see some brilliantly blue alpine lakes, Lake Florence and Lake Lilian. Like I said, one of our best hikes yet! Have I convinced you yet?

Distance: 6 miles roundtrip - takes about 5-6 hours
Location: Trailhead begins up Big Cottonwood at the bottom of the "S" Curve (about 4.5 miles up) - park at Mill B South Fork and head up from there

Of course I had to stop for a few pictures in the Aspen trees. Aspens make me so happy.




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