Happy New Year Everyone! I write this as the magic hour is fast approaching in the East, but I am in the West so I have a few more hours of 2011 to deal with. What a year it's been. It's been nice being back in the West. Yesterday, my daughter and I went skiing. It was her first time to ski out West and she did great. Today, I went hiking with my son in Spring Creek Canyon, south of Karanaville, Utah. This was the first canyon I hiked in Utah, just a few days after I moved here in 1993. Between 1993 and 2003, I've hiked this canyon dozens of time. It is always a good hike. It was icy going in, but as the sun cleared the canyon, the temperature warmed and we hiked out in the mud. I'll end the year with some photographs of the hike and one of my grandson.