I love autumn in the mountains – the crisp air and fall colors along with the relatively light crowds always make for a wonderful experience. Paige had the lovely idea of heading to Yosemite Valley in early November and a few of us jumped in on the party. It turns out it was big weekend…

Our trip started with the long drive out to Zion National Park.  We arrived on Saturday night, just in time for sunset.  After sunset we checked into our hotel, the Pioneer Lodge in Springdale.  This was my favorite hotel of our vacation.  The decor was great and the beds were really comfy.  I’m sure that…