07/08/2020 (sih, cvg)
For a hike without significant views, and very modest summer wildflowers, it's really a very nice option. Mostly gentle grades (except for a little bit of exertion near the end coming away from the lower lake to Frog Lake Butte) through lovely conifer forest on nice wide duff. Up and down legs alternate. Both lakes very appealing; upper lake probably best bet for quiet lunch. Mob of gray jays at the camp area at the lower lake make a living being had fed (unsalted) peanuts, and chipmunks try to muscle their way in on the action. Last bit of route on gravel road; don't go down the trail direction Frog Lake Campground. Modest number of people on trail and around lake; group doing day hike with 15 or so llamas debouching from parking area as we arrived. Very easy access at Frog Lake Sno-Park lot. Definitely do clockwise to take advantage of grade profile.