The trail is a bit rugged as it descends to Buck Creek. This is probably about the most dificult part on the way back.
Once at Buck Creek you cross a bridge. Early in the season the water will be only a couple inches from submerging this bridge at night. Once across the bridge it is an easy ascent and just a few short miles from Bearpaw Meadow.
On the other side of Buck Creek the trail goes through a more forested area. It is worth noting how lush parts of the trail can be. For most of the trail from Crescent Meadow the trail is fairly open, but in places the sides of the trail are nearly overgrown with large, beautiful plants and flowers.
The trees provide enough shade to keep some of the winter's snow frozen well into the summer.
There is a campground at Bearpaw Meadow. For those of you with more money and a love for luxury, even in the wilderness, there is a High Sierra Camp with canvas tents, a shower, toilet, and the closest you'll come to gourmet food this far from the road.