We're off for a backpacking adventure to Blanca Lake this weekend. We've got a medium chance for rain, which I'm really not looking forward to. Hiking in the rain is fine, but backpacking in the rain and getting into the tent already soaked is NO fun for me! It makes it a lot more difficult to get warm...then you've also got a wet "Boof" (Bexar) to consider!
Blanca Lake is a glacier-fed lake, about 4,000 feet up in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Glacier lakes are known for their emerald green color, which makes them a little more special. This is going to be a tough hike, straight up a mountain with 52 switchbacks (according to another reviewer). To make it even longer, the road is washed out a couple of miles before the trailhead, so we'll be walking a little farther just to get to the trailhead. It will be challenging, but I've been wanting to hike to do this hike since last fall, so I'm ready for it.
Hopefully we won't have any rain tonight and we'll make it into the tent nice and dry. We also may get to see a little snow, which will be a treat. The temps are supposed to be 40/57, so it doesn't sound too bad.
Enjoy the weekend!