The trail follows Blodgett creek as it winds down the canyon. I hiked about three miles out and back. The timber isn't thick and burn patches are evident. All the better for your viewing pleasure. The northern side of the canyon has several steep faces that look pretty sick. Very photogenic the whole way. Still a lot of slushy but deep snow hanging around in early March. Excited to hike all the way to the lake.
Trail is very easy. Walked it in the evening 6 weeks after abdominal surgury and once you get past the first uphill part it is flat. If you veer off to the left there are some bouldering opportunitys, we made it to the top of those and to the lake in just under 2 hours then hiked the trail back in the dark.
The road to the trail however seems as if it will never end and we constantly thought we were lost.