Thursday, 12 February 2015

Hash #168 - The Fish Out of Water Hash!

This week's hash falls on the 96th anniversary of those little brown devils, UPS, and the 94th anniversary of the Canadian nickel! - Oh yeah - and St Valentine's Day too. There's good reason to get that HIIT in during the day, so you'll be in fine fettle to fraternize with the fantastic femmes fatales out at the Shamrock later, who will be lovingly ministered to behind closed doors until midnight, when the gates will open to (they hope) hordes of salivating troglodytes ready to take what comes! The classy event is called "Fish in a Barrel", but watch out, dear reader, as often in cases like this, before you know it, the hunters become the hunted...
  This is a picture of a preacher. It seemed appropriate at this time.

We're celebrating this 167th Hash with a trail lovingly hared  by the evil Sir Turtle Head and the amazingly tolerant Bushy Pussy.
...Here's the deets:
  • What: Hash #168 - The Fish Out of Water Hash!
  • When: Saturday, February 14th, 2015. 2:00PM
  • Where: End of Camino La Dehesa
  • How Much: $4.000 gets you in, gets you beer and a couple of hot-dogs.
  • What to Bring:
    - food (that doesn't need cooking, or can be boiled)
    - extra libations (why not some Elijah Craig Cask Barrel Proof? - I mean' there's his picture again)
    - extra carrying capacity, as in room in a backpack or what have you. Getting up the hill will be a cooperative effort. Each person will need to carry the equivalent of about 4lb of stuff (or, if you prefer, 4lb=2000cc=8 beers worth - a better hashing unit of weight)
    - sunblock
    - water
    - spare socks? (lots of stickers on trail)
  • How to find it: Take the C16 bus to the end of the line. We will assemble at the bus stop, corner of La Dehesa & Paseo Pie Andino, at 2pm sharp and walk up from there carrying beers & everything. It's a 3.5km walk from the bus stop to the site, so be prepared to haul some stuff and bring a backpack with room for a six-pack or two, please. We're counting on you, hashers!

We go to the site here:

Here we can see the evil Sir Turtle Head in his natural habitat...
…circle up, and start our trail, ending up right here once again. It's about 4k for the wankers and 8k for the runners. It's a beautiful, pastoral trail:

 The route goes roughly like this:

  • We meet at the bus-stop, and walk up to the trail head all together
  • Circle up, introductions, and we're off..., going 4km to our hashing site.
  • You can run, or you can carry stuff.
  • The real circle then happens.
There's details on Meetup, if you need to direct folks there, but they point right back here.
Please remember it's imperative to be on time. The trailhead has many possible paths, so finding the right one requires a little experience, and the walk up is a freaking mountain-bike freeway, so all markings are liable to get erased. Luckily, amateur sherpa Sir Turtle Head will be there to guide us.

** For the uninitiated:
We are a drinking group with a running problem. If that sounds a little de trop, don't worry. It is. We follow hashing traditions, singing songs, drinking beer, and following silly rules. We start with a ~7k run / 4k walk (your choice), then do our circly ritual, sing some ribald songs, and finally we relax, and eat a little. This time we're expecting 10-20 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks.