West Blanca Point

  • Date:
    2012/11/10
    Elevation gain:
    4,851 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    Car-to-car:
    9 hours 58 minutes
    • 5 hours 27 minutes ascending from trail head to summit
    • 4 hours 5 minutes descending from summit to trail head
  • The forest service has put the Blanca Lake trail head to bed for the season.
    The forest service has put the Blanca Lake trail head to bed for the season.
  • Yana in a cedar.
    Yana in a cedar.
  • Passing by Virgin Lake.
    Passing by Virgin Lake.
  • Sucker hole reflection on Blanca Lake.
    Sucker hole reflection on Blanca Lake.
  • The tedious log crossing over the Blanca Lake outlet.  And by "log", I mean dozens of logs.
    The tedious log crossing over the Blanca Lake outlet. And by "log", I mean dozens of logs.
  • We found some steep, slippery brush on the way up.
    We found some steep, slippery brush on the way up.
  • Monte Cristo made a brief appearance.
    Monte Cristo made a brief appearance.
  • On the summit of West Blanca Point.
    On the summit of West Blanca Point.
  • I do not know what to say about this.
    I do not know what to say about this.
  • 25 seconds after he got in the water
    25 seconds after he got in the water
  • The log crossing seemed less tedious on the way back.
    The log crossing seemed less tedious on the way back.
  • A last look at Blanca lake.
    A last look at Blanca lake.
  • Someone tossed a rock into Virgin Lake.
    Someone tossed a rock into Virgin Lake.
  • Reiterated hemlock shortly before sunset.
    Reiterated hemlock shortly before sunset.
  • Yana's car warming up.
    Yana's car warming up.

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