Williams Lake is an alpine lake. To get to it, your hike starts above the Taos ski valley (trail head is located at the Bavarian Lodge). It's a lovely hike, but it does take you to an elevation above 11,000 feet. Takes your breath away and breathtaking all in one!
This lake is located just below the highest mountain peak in New Mexico: Wheeler Peak
And, that, my friends is Wheeler Peak. It is the highest peak in this state at 13,161 feet. I've yet to make the trek up there. All I can muster up is the hike up to the lake! I THINK about it, but it takes some planning and hardiness to execute that. Click on the link I provided and it will take you to a topo map and you can see where Williams Lake is in relation to Wheeler Peak.
WILLARD SALT FLATS
Also, here in New Mexico, we have the Willard Salt Flats. It is off of highway 60 east of Mountainaire and it goes on for a few miles. Great spot for photography. Sometimes cattle get stuck in the mud there and perish. Not a pretty sight to run in to, but certainly a part of life.
WINDOW JUST BEYOND THE WATER
Do you see it? Do you see that window that is just beyond the water? Not to mention all the 'wildflowers' in bloom. And, that just might be a wisteria on the right side of the picture (in the middle).
Well, that's a walloping serving of "W's" for today, don't you think?