August 17, 2003 - Blanca Lake

Elevation Gain: 2700 ft in, 600 ft out
Time (RT): 4.5 hours (including 45 minutes at lake)
Distance (RT): 8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate (Consistent uphill grade)
Trail through open meadow Eat me Blanca Lake

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  • Favorite hike of the year so far -- a great trail, good workout, and a gorgeous lake
  • Started the hike just after 8am and we had the lake all to ourselves
  • Mosquitos weren't a problem, but the bees were a nuisance -- Chris discovers he's not allergic to bee stings
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