Wheeler Peak ( 13,161 feet)- New Mexico's Highest Point and Mount Walter ( 13,141 feet) via Williams Lake Trail

Sangre De Cristo Mountains

September 6, 2005


01Taos Ski resort

02Taos Ski and Wheeler Peak

03Wheeler Peak

04We begin at night

05Williams Lake trail

06hThe trail

07Sunrise

08Sunrise

09Sunrise

10Sunrise

11Sunrise

12Fog

13Williams Lake

14By Williams Lake

15Trail and Williams Lake

16Sign by the lake

17Williams Lake

18Williams Lake

19View of our goal

20Trail continues above the lake

21We meet many marmots

22Marmots

23Marmots

24Marmot

25Marmot

26View of Williams Lake below

27Hiking up

28Hiking up

29Hiking up

30Vistas

31Vistas

32On the way up

33Hiking up

34Clouds are building

35Clouds are building

36Approaching the saddle

37View of the summit

38View from the saddle

39View from the saddle

40Trail to the summit

41Almost there

42Wheeler Peak summit

43Summit plaque

44Summit plaque

45On top of Wheeler Peak

46On top of Wheeler Peak

47On top of Wheeler Peak

48Wind shelter on the summit

49Vistas from the top

50Vistas from the top

51Geodetic Survey Benchmark

52View of Mount Walter

53Mount Walter

54Off to Mount Walter

55Look back at Wheeler Peak