Family Backpacking up to Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyoun just outside of Salt Lake City. We backpacked up the 3+ miles to the lake starting at 6 pm and we got to the lake just after 9 , we were slow, Jade (4) hiked the whole way up the steep trail. We quickly set up the tent before it got too dark, cooked up some dinner and went to bed. The next morning we had breakfast and then took some time to look around before heading home. The downhill then proved to be a little harder on the kids and a few had sore feet by the end. In all it was a great trip and the family did a great job! This was hike #4 for us in our quest to hike all 60 hikes in our book 60 hikes within 60 miles of Salt Lake City.