Ascension : Hash Trash
Submitted by The Islander (Gavin Yon) 17.06.2004 (Article Archived on 01.07.2004)
Hash No. 1006
June 12, 2004
Hares: Oh That Woman & Goat
Hounds: Spike, Private Benjamin, Frank’n’Furter, Puff Grannie, Mr. Pastry, Predator, Resus Andy, Old Croc, Organ Grinder, Mr. Bubbles, Baywatch Babe, Gumby, Bloodsucker, La Femme Fenomenal, Yeti, Heathcliff, Uncle Fester, Woodswrecker, Slack Bladder, Miss Manage, Jenny, Pip
A rather interesting and different hash this week.. At the hash huddle, we were informed that there were no back arrows and no bar checks. There weren’t even any circle checks. Apparently there wasn’t any hash at all. Seems the hares had been a little too busy with social obligations so it was going to be somewhat of a live hash.
Then it was on-on, with the instruction to stop at the top of the ridge. So it was on-on across the loose rocks, sounding like we were bulls in a china shop. At the ridge, it was time for the next set of instructions. Although the next “circle check” was pointed out at to be at the top of a mountain across Devil’s Riding School, we were told the path to it was around, not across the basin. So off we went, the FRB’s flying out in front, closely followed by Heathcliff. An easy path turned a little more tricky as we climbed up the hill.
At the to of the hill, another great view spread out before us. After a few minutes to relax, catch our breath, and let the slower climbers catch up, we were pointed to the next circle check, the letter box. After that, it was everyone for themselves, as we followed different paths across the gully. Some were smart and followed Goat, while a few of us decided to follow Oh That Woman and her bright red hat. That turned out to be somewhat of a red herring, as we found ourselves climbing over rocks, and trying to find a path through the cactus and thorns, not always easily as Gumby can attest to.
Eventually, we found our way to the letter box. After that it was a relatively easy trip back to the start. Lots more rocks to scramble over, a few more inclines, and then a downhill slide. After that it was time to relax with munchies, and generally wind down, regardless of the few spots of rain.
Thanks to Goat and Oh That Woman for a special, environmentally friendly hash. Great job!
Next Week: Soccer Pitch, Two Boats
Hares: Limp Sausage & Miss Trunchbull
On July 3, there will be a special Hash Bash, with a dinner and dance at Two Boats Club. Regular hash attire for the hash, and then there will be a break for everyone to get ready for the bash, where the attire will be “Hash Formal”, formalwear from the waist up, hashwear from the waist down! We will need names by the week before to finalize dinner arrangements and the cost will be 5 pounds each. See Baywatch Babe, Mr. Bubbles or Bloodsucker for more details.