We have done this hike a couple times this year and it is one of my favorites. Starts out steep and keeps it up for most the trail but the scenery is beautiful. Keeps your heart to pumping in some places! Once you get to the pond it flattens out and there is a beautiful meadow. We watched the ducks take flight off the pond. We ate lunch watching the wild life and listening to the wind come off the mountains. We also hiked into Cameron meadows that day from the Frog Pond . That made for quite a hike! I am looking forward to doing this one again and maybe camping at the meadows.