After a long and busy day one, day two looked to be just as active, if not more active than the day before. After sleeping in a bit and getting some much needed rest, the first stop of the day was the Rio Grande Gorge State Park just to the west of Taos. When I arrived I was met by a deep chasm in the Earth that was a lot deeper than I initially expected. I stopped and walked out across the bridge, holding on to the rail as I went because I seem to lose all sense of balance in high places. My wife and oldest daughter got quite a kick out of watching me walk like I was taking a sobriety test, and quite literally it felt like if I was to let go of the rail I'd stumble like a drunk. After making it to the middle of the bridge I was greeted by quite a view, as the Rio Grande flowed below.
The next day after we woke up we decided to take a 2 mile hike to Williams Lake above the Taos Ski Valley. The trail took us to an elevation of 11,020 feet to a beautiful mountain lake. I'd be lying if I said that we didn't stop more than a few times on the way up. The trail was a pretty gentle rise in elevation and at times went a little steeper, and it seemed much more when on the trail and not being used to the mountain air. We arrived a little after 11am and it was fairly warm with the lack of a breeze, but the hike paid off in a big way.