GPS Track of our hike, on Google Earth with topographic overlay. This is our actual path. Satellite view on last page. With our detour to Lake Florence and Lake Lillian after Lake Blanche, about 8 miles round trip. ( the walk from the parking, to the trailhead, is considerable) The guidebooks call it 6 miles to LB, but it will be 8 adding a half mile from your car doubled for the return and a half to Lake Florence, also doubled for the return. Don't say I didn't warn you!! 2720 ft Elevation gain from trail head to Lake Blanche, at 8920 ft above sea level. It is a rocky trail with some noticeable uphill involved, if you are not in good shape seek a different hike.