Sundial and Lake Blanche

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This is probably the most picturesque lake in the Wasatch Mountains. If you make it to Northern Utah and only have time to do one hike, this is the one to do. It's three miles to Lake Blanche, but plan on doing an extra mile or two to explore the area. Everywhere you turn, there is something new and exciting to see here such as raging waterfalls and two more lakes. Start early and bring lots of water, sunscreen, and energy packed food. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

The mountain looming overhead is aptly named Sundial.


talsi - Nov 24, 2010 08:12 AM EDT
What a beautiful scene/image
weirdfish77 - Sep 12, 2010 12:12 PM EDT
Oh I miss this place! My heart leaped when I saw this picture! Very nice representation of the beauty of the Wasatch.
tss_bone - Jun 02, 2010 11:29 PM EDT
Hey I really Like that picture and would like to make a poster of it.. What would it take to get a copy so that I can do so?
tss_bone - Jun 02, 2010 11:25 PM EDT
Hey I really Like that picture and would like to make a poster of it.. What would it take to get a copy so that I can do so?
TMR8 - Jun 25, 2008 07:42 PM EDT
This is a beautiful shot.
anne - Feb 20, 2008 03:16 PM EDT
This picture takes one soaring - high above that wonderfully curved mountain to the delicate clouds and from there to the white snow? on the mountain. Of course, the reflections in the water, literally take one's breath away - just the beauty of above and below!!
Guest - Sep 20, 2007 01:53 AM EDT
Thanks Stephany. Lake Blanche is my favorite hiking destination in the Wasatch mountains - specifically Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Guest - Sep 19, 2007 10:55 PM EDT
I've been there it is spectacular i'm from Il. and have found that all of Utah is beatiful
Guest - Aug 15, 2006 08:27 PM EDT
After I bought my first digital camera, I really started getting into the whole photography thing. It was a point and shoot 3.1mp Kodak, and since pictures were free to shoot (no processing costs), I wasn't afraid to take lots of pictures and experiment with different things. I missed shooting with the Nikon N60 SLR, but I have to admit that a compact P&S is a lot easier to hike around with. About the same time, I was laid off due to the dot-com bubble bursting... my current employer ran out of Venture Capitol money, which was a common thing at the time. While this hurt us extremely bad financially, I suddenly had a lot of free time on my hands. When I wasn't looking for a job, I was hiking and shooting landscape pictures. This picture is the reason The Lens Flare exists today. At the time, it was my best photo and I wanted to show it off so I created the first version of TLF and uploaded my favorite 50 or so images. It's funny how things can start out so simple.
Guest - Aug 14, 2006 10:17 AM EDT
The mountains enclose you and create a little world of your own -a world of beauty and safety. It seems to hold you right there in peace, love and beauty. Thanks for the beautiful picture.
Guest - Feb 23, 2005 03:46 PM EDT
WOW! (I've noted the location in my "placs to go" list!)
Guest - Nov 24, 2004 09:20 PM EDT
Wow amazing picture! Nice composition and I love the colors!
Guest - Sep 27, 2004 12:48 AM EDT
Beautiful! It just pulls me in.
Guest - Aug 06, 2004 10:52 PM EDT
Guest - Jul 26, 2004 12:55 AM EDT
Very nice photo of Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak. Isn't that the lake used for the Wasatch Mountaineering Club?
Guest - May 21, 2004 09:30 PM EDT
excellent shot with use of foreground rock and the lake leading the eye to the mountain. Utah has some great scenery.
Guest - May 12, 2004 03:01 PM EDT
Wonderful clarity in this photo, especially on the water. It's a lovely place to take a pic - and could even be in the South Island of NZ (except for the 'wrong' trees)
Guest - May 07, 2004 10:46 PM EDT
Think they'ld let me put a cabin up there? Great shot, if you could do a sunrise or set would be great as the water would be even more calm.

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