I have always taken a rather cynical view on the holiday season. From Thanksgiving to New Years Day my otherwise sunny disposition clouds over with grumpiness. It's something in the air this time of year - a combination of stress, rabid consumerism, and the lack of Vitamin D that just makes me want to hide. This year I spent Christmas alone and it turns out that is not an improvement. So, I headed for the hills. Hayden Hill, to be exact; where The Fellowship of the Wheel has, for a long time now, maintained some of my favorite trails in the area.