|Rita and Annie start the hike on a June Day in the|
|The roots of this Douglas Fir stretch across|
the trail (next to Annie on the lower left).
|Annie asks: "Should I play in the mud bogs, (to the left, not pictured)|
or should I cross the old pond to dry land?"
She chose the mud bogs.
|The trail climbs steadily alongside this old rock slide.|
|Rita and Annie enter the large open meadow that shows|
evidence of being a former alpine lake.
|This map shows the Williams Creek Trail near Lake City.|
The black arrow points to the general area where we turned around.
The trail crosses Bureau of Land Management land which means
you may set up camp anywhere along the trail.
Williams Creek Trail joins the Alpine Gulch Trail for a total one-way trek of 13 miles (strenuous) and could also be done as an overnight backpack shuttle hike, leaving a car at both the Williams Creek and Alpine Gulch Trailheads. The trail is dog friendly. Our dog Annie enjoyed running over the rocky slopes, romping through the meadows, and slogging through what remained of the beaver ponds (mud holes).