Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Hash #162: The Magic Bullet Hash


November 22nd has been quite an eventful day in history. No less than the 46th anniversary of the first interracial TV kiss, between Uhura & Kirk, and the 40th anniversary of Palestine's recognition by the UN General Assembly (coincidence? I think not) This time, however, we'll go ahead and focus on the 51st anniversary of the John Kennedy thing because in an insensitive and immature Hash way, why let it die?
OK - Bad Joke...

So where better to cast off the gloom of the anniversary than a park with meandering trails and many grassy knolls? Not to give anything away, but the trail could look like this:

or maybe even like this:


Either way, 
   it's just a jump to the left,
   and then a step to the right
but one thing is for sure. We'll all have fun like this:


running, drinking beer, singing Hash songs, and watching Sir Turtle Head perform his new Chicken Dance in this fine land with plenty of God and no Cuba blockade!

...Here's the deets:
  • What: Hash #162: The Magic Bullet Hash
  • When: Saturday November 22nd at 2pm
  • How Much: $4.000 gets you in, gets you beer and choripan.
  • What to Bring:
    - extra food
    - extra libations (maybe Daiquiri fixings? It was JFK's favorite drink!)
    - sunblock (it'll be 29
    °C or 85°F)

    - veggie food & non-alcoholic bevs if you're so inclined. We don't judge.
  • How to find it: Get your directions from Google Maps here. It's quite accessible.

There's details on Meetup, if you need to direct folks there..


** 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 10-25 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks.


**For those who have never been to this location
 Parque Padre Hurtado, known to locals alternately by its former name, "Parque Intercomunal de La Reina" is located roughly here, at Francisco Bilbao 7865. It is serviced by the 225, C05, and D11 buses from Tomas Moro (near Metro Los Domonicos). I believe the 225 bus goes there directly from the Metro stop.
Be warned that, of course, the entrance is not at the address, but on the south side of Bilbao around the corner of Curaco, here.
It costs some 500CLP to enter the park!
Once inside, go straight south 2 in-park blocks, turn west, and we will be at an as-yet-indeterminate gazebo, or quincho in that general area. You can PM hosts on Facebook or Meetup to get phone numbers so you can call us once there if you have a hard time locating us, but we generally look like this:
and so should not be too hard to spot.

 







Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Hash #161 - The Full Moonshine Hash!

This week's hash falls on the 225th anniversary of Elijah Craig first distilling Bourbon from corn (in 1789 for the math-averse). It also falls perilously close to a full moon. Let's celebrate, as always, with a run/walk and a bit of a picnic.
 You can almost see the preacher's Virginia drawl!

We're celebrating this 161st Hash with a (not very) diabolical trail conceived by the evil Sir Turtle Head, assisted by your trusty Grand Master, Multiple Entry. 
...Here's the deets:
  • What: Hash #161-The Full Moonshine Hash 
  • When: Saturday, November 8, 2014. 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?)
    - 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:

Here's a fine, high-quality walk-through, with some mighty fine pictures of my fingers thrown in for good measure:




...and a proper Strava walk-through.  Note that hovering over segments on the right will show specific sections of the trail on the map. The route goes roughly like this:
  • We meet at the bus-stop, and walk up all together, going from 0 to 3.6km on the lower graph, or sections 1, 2, and 3.
  • Circle up, introductions, and we're off...
  • Wankers go from 3.6 to 7.3km, or sections 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • Runners on the graph below go 3.5km to 2.2, then 10.8km to 7.3, or sections 4, 3, 11, 10, 9, 8. 
  • The real circle then happens.
There's details on Meetup, if you need to direct folks there..

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 10-25 hashers. Come check it out, or join us next time, in 2 weeks.