Gorgeous Blanca Lake Hike in the Cascades

A few blowdowns including one massive log that required a little planning to get over. The snow shows up at the top of the switchbacks and gets deep around Virgin Lake which is still snowed over. Blanca lake itself is about 90% thawed and well worth the trip. I had hiked up with tent/sleeping bag/etc but I came back down around 5pm and there were still people hiking up in cotton/shorts/tennis shoes but who am I to judge 😉 Microspikes do help going both ways but the mud really stole the show on the way back down. http://www.mikereidphotography.com  @mikereidphotography @yourtake

Blanca Lake Washington Cascades

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