Lady Slipper Trail Haiku—by poet, photographer, and neuroscientist Judith Lauter—takes the reader for a walk along a trail in the Moreno Valley, high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Angel Fire, New Mexico. The lower trail begins just above Monte Verde Lake and, after following the lake’s source creek through a series of marshy meadows, in an old forest of aspen, fir, and spruce. The upper trail then climbs a rocky hill through the forest toward a viewpoint looking out over rolling pine meadows. The photos and poems in this book reflect the variety of plant and animal life that can be seen along the trail and capture the sense of peace and awe that come from spending time in some of the most beautiful country in northern New Mexico. A set of informative endnotes further enriches the experience.