Joe, Marilyn, and I hiked Deer Creek Trail #45 on Sunday.  Joe and Marilyn hiked ahead of me and went a little over seven miles round trip.  I only went about five.  (I was busy taking photos.)

This is the south fork of Deer Creek just above the point where it joins Deer Creek’s main fork.

Fall color along Deer Creek.

A closer view of the golden yellow trees:

Another tree with the sun shining through:

Dead trees with new regrowth.  This area was ravaged by fire several years ago.

A rock along the trail.  I took this as I was heading back.

A small cacti.  I shot this at the lens’ maximum aperture of f/4 and maximum focal length of 18mm.  I was pleased with how well it blurred the background.

After sunset: