My plan for the day was to drive deep into Weyerhaeuser land and then bushwhack to Mount Ditney in the Boulder River Wilderness. I was blocked by a timber operation so I headed to Blanchard as a backup. Wonderful hike with easy bushwhacking to the summit.
Just guessing on the date - been up here several times. A great winter escape when everything else is snowed in.
Been up here many times.
Good winter hike with kids
Headed up to Oyster a few days ago, and was happy to get awesome views of the San Juans from the top. A bit of snow on the last 500 feet or so, but nevertheless a great way to spend a day!
The weather was great, but we were getting dripped on throughout the trip from melting snow on the branches in the trees above us. My first hike with Elvis. No, not *that* Elvis.
Went up with a friend and 5 month son...a bit of branch bushwhack at the top with several feet of snow on the highpoint.
I climbed Blanchard from the Upper TH doing a loop with the trail along the east side of the mtn and then the PNT on the descent. Very pleasant hike. A BM can be found at the true summit. Then we drove up the shorter 1900+ peak to make it a chuckanut double.
Lots of great stuff to explore here. I started to write up a page and realized you already had it up. Beautiful area even if it is a low elevation.
I grew up in Bellingham and this area is not the least of the reasons that Bellingham is great. Super accessible and easy for beginners.
Started snowing when I got to Oyster Dome and rained the whole way down. But you can't really complain in December. There are a lot of trees across the path now from all the wind storms we've been having.
I've been to the top of this mountain over 200 times! But hey its not that tall.