0 km: From parking spot, head downhill on muddy road toward the creek. Follow old road in forest.
400 m: End of bridge is now underwater, but fordable.
600 m: Old road ends at sawdust pile and trail continues southwest, same direction as you were heading.
1.8 km: Trail leaves forest in meadow. Hike downhill (south) toward creek, where water bubbling under rocks at your feet flows under talus at a scenic pond, N27303-E32094. Stay on the south side of the creek for the rest of the hike (creek is on your right as you head west). Intermittent trail in the talus: loose shale, uneven footing; stay low on the slope near the creek.
2.3 km: Second pond. Turquoise glacier-coloured water and the high summits of the Purcell Mountains make this a scenic spot.
3.7 km: Trail leaves grey rock and crosses a strip of beige rock though a rough section formed by a huge landslide. Follow cairns and trail over the mound of the slide. Stay low in the valley just above the main creek.
4.4 km: Trail veers sharply right and slightly downhill to enter the forest beside the fast creek. Grade steepens significantly in the forest. Pull yourself up on rocks and tree roots to gain 61 m (200 ft.) in 0.3 km.
5.3 km: Templeton lakeside with views across the lake to high glaciated summits. The lakeside is a good spot for a picnic, but a campsite may be hard to find in the steeply sloping, thick forest, N26400-E30129, at 1950 m (6,400 ft.).