Above is the lake at the end of the hike up. (Actually the trail goes to the other end of the lake, but we stopped here.)
Here's some video of the creek at a point where the water rushes over some rocks.
Here's another view of the creek.
The beginning of the trail has been made a bit too civilized for me.
But it soon was back to the old trail.
Although this is Ptarmigan Creek, we saw no ptarmigan. But we did see a couple of spruce grouse hens with chicks.
We heard the flutter of wings as the chicks with this hen flew up to the tree. Then the mother led us along the trail away from the chicks in the tree. She'd stop to make sure I was following her, then she'd rush further down the path until she suddenly flew up into a tree.
At one point there was a cut off and this sign on a nearby tree. Yes, the trail is Ptarmigan Creek Trail, but since the creek is below and you have to climb up to get to the lake, it's understandable that people might think this was the point. It's good that someone added to the sign.
There were lots of blue berries to eat along the way.