Zion is one of the places where I could easily have spent more time. It is at a pretty low altitude, and so warm that there were even mosquitoes in the campground. This is a very good time to visit: you get red rocks, blue sky, and yellow cottonwood trees that haven't quite lost their leaves yet. The shuttle had another four days to run, and private car traffic into the canyon is still banned, so it was not a madhouse. That snow that was forecast for Bryce started falling on us as rain just as soon as we got settled down for the night. The temperature had dropped by quite a lot of degrees by the morning but it was still kind of OK.