Endless views of high granite peaks, solitude, clear, cool, snow melt waters and abundant wildlife describe Blodgett Canyon.
Near the trailhead, expect to find many trail users, but pushing on past the waterfall at about 4.5-miles rewards you with solitude beyond. Over a three day, two night trip we only encountered three other groups above the waterfall though the trail was quite crowded up to that point and especially near the trailhead. The trail beyond the waterfall, too, is easier to follow, levels out and becomes less rocky.
We were charged (bluffed) by a moose protecting her calf, experienced sleet approaching the lake and enjoyed one of the most fantastic summer days atop the pass.
The area has much recovered since the 2000 fire mentioned in a previous review. There is still evidence of recent (within the last decade) avalanches having crashed through the canyon taking with them many trees, but the trail is clear and easy to follow as of July 2009.
Bear grass grows abundantly in mid-July and many other wildflowers can be seen blooming along the trail. Bring a bucket for the blueberries!
Fly fishing upstream of the bridge is popular among locals and for good reason. There are many pools in which to spend a day wading and casting.