Ascent of Blanca Peak on 2013-08-23
|Date:||Friday, August 23, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14345 ft / 4372 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked up 4WD road starting 2.5 miles in from the highway. With 4WD and high clearance, one can drive in about 3.5 miles to turn outs spots for vehicles. Beyond this the road gets much rougher. Camped at Lake Como the night before. Then climbed the peak and hiked back out on day 2.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||6245 ft / 1902 m|
| Extra Gain:||150 ft / 45 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||15 mi / 24.1 km|
| Route:||Lake Como 4WD road and Blanca trail|
| Trailhead:||Lake Como Road 8400 ft / 2560 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
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