Trip Reports: An Evening At Lake Blanche, Wasatch Range, Utah - June 2017

In early June we did a quick overnight backpack hike from Big Cottonwood Canyon to Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak, in the Twin Peaks Wilderness of the Wasatch Range in Utah. Though the wind was relentless during our stay, we had fun exploring this lovely basin and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset and moonrise above the lake. 

Lake Blanche, Sundial Peak, Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah, Wasatch Range, sunset, photo

Sundial Peak Alpenglow

Wasatch Range, Utah

Sunset light on Sundial Peak above Lake Blanche - June. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Lake Blanche, Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah, Wasatch Range, sunset, Big Cottonwood Canyon, photo

Big Cottonwood Sunset

Wasatch Range, Utah

Sunset over Big Cottonwood Canyon and the Great Salt Lake beyond, from high up in Mill B South Fork near Lake Blanche. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Dromedary Peak, Lake Florence, Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah, Wasatch Range, photo

Lake Florence Sunset

Wasatch Range, Utah

Sunset over Lake Florence and Dromedary Peak - June. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Lake Blanche, Sundial Peak, Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah, Wasatch Range, moonlight, photo

Lake Blanche Moonlight

Wasatch Range, Utah

A nearly full moon rises behind Sundial Peak and Lake Blanche. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Lake Blanche, Sundial Peak, Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah, Wasatch Range, moonlight, tent, photo

Lake Blanche Moonlight Camp

Wasatch Range, Utah

Camping below Sundial Peak, near Lake Blanche. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

This was the second time we've hiked up here; you can see the photos from our first time at Lake Blanche here.