I was fortunate to conduct three photography tours in autumn, 2006, first to the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, then to Yosemite in late October, and now to Zion and Bryce National Parks. This lasat trip had a magical quality for me. Beauty was everywhere, beauty at the boundary of belief. In truth, I was still on a powerful psychological high from events that took place on the prior trips, which included photographing some wonderful scenery, travling with some terrific photographers and connecting with a good friend. As it was in places like the ghost town at Bodie, and in Yosemite, several pictures in this gallery seemed to come from somewhere beyond me, beyond my skill and experience as a photographer. Other photographs were sparked by suggestions by trip participants.