Winter hiking to Lake Blanche

So as I’ve mentioned before, I signed up for the #52hikechallenge. I love winter hiking, and what better than a challenge to get me outside even more?

Austin and I hiked to Lake Blanche just the other week. The trail says it’s 6.9 miles, but my phone clocked about 7.9 miles. I think my phone was also counting walking from where we were parked.

It was one of those hikes where you start off waaaaayyyy bundled…

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…Aaaaaannnd then shedding most of your layers by the end.

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Austin has had that hat ever since we hiked Scotland, and it used to be a lot darker until the salty sweat bleached out the color. #sweatypeopleprobs

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Sundial Peak and the mostly frozen lake – I wasn’t willing to take my chances though

When we reached the lake, we ate leftover Domino’s pizza as part of our meal, and I gotta say, that’s the tastiest trail food I’ve ever had.

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We couldn’t stay still for too long, though – the cold started getting to us and we had to get moving.

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I think this is a dam Austin’s standing on

We didn’t bother bringing snowshoes with us, although they probably would’ve been more useful toward the end as the snow got deeper.

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Do you ever look at your own photos and think, “Wow, I live in a stunning place” and just want to get back out there?

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Dude, this place rocks.

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