We loved this hike. As you leave the forest portion of the hike, be sure to take time to enjoy the valley views. The final climb of bouldering/tree hopping is steeper then some might feel comfortable completing (especially on the descent), but the lake is incredible (and cold - take an icy dip) and there are plenty of places to peel around the water’s edge to gain your own slice of Delta privacy. Also, we spotted a young black bear as we dropped back down into the tree line (not interested, much less aggressive).