it's a dream and I don't want to wake up. 12.5 miles, 5 hours, and 28k steps
Blanca Lake is my favourite hike in Washington because of this gorgeous blue water. Plus, it's super challenging.
With the road washout, it adds another 2 miles just to get to the trailhead (+4 miles total). I made decent time, but honestly I got my ass kicked.
Don’t let Instagram fool you—it was not glamorous. There were SO many aggressive and annoying biting flies for more than 70% of the hike and I did a lot of squealing and maybe even teared up, but I made it! 🏽
Anyway, will try to hike it once more before the end of hiking season this year. Must. bring. floaties 🦄 - 3 months ago