None survived the event but Keeled Over took the
above some time later. It shows the general area of the run, and indeed
of many other runs before and after.
EXTEND THE BAGMATI PARK TO THE SOUTH
END OF THE VALLEY!
Kathmandu 17 July 2004 (HMH News)
Today, an international team of 16 experts explored the possibilities
of extending the Bagmati Park to the south of Chobar Gorge. Despite a
few initial setbacks and a couple of dissenting votes, the experts almost
agreed that the park extension is feasible.
The run started with a scramble to the water's edge, and a turn downstream
along level ground to check 1 at the beginning of dense undergrowth. There
was a tendency to backcheck but the kind hare urged the pack forward,
and after experiencing assorted prickly and stinging flora, and blood-sucking
fauna, Fast Forward found paper along
the river bank. Others struggled to follow, bypassing the spot where the
hare had earlier slipped on black clay to enjoy a dip in the deceptively
deep Bagmati. The trail broke onto wide river bank land, and an easy run
to holding check 2 at the mouth of the Bosan Khola -- a perfect picnic
spot. Again Fast Forward was quickly
on paper, taking the pack up a while, and then down towards check 3. Only
hare enemies Grumblewald, Fast
Forward, and Keeled Over were
allowed to run this section of the trail, while the rest shortcut uphill.
Check 3 found the trio and the Fox again
overlooking the Bagmati. The Fast Forward Mutts
found the best uphill escape and were soon again on paper, racing to catch
up, crossing the Dakshinkali Road below Chalnakhel, and climbing steeply
to holding check 4 overlooking the village. While Fast
Forward spent fifteen minutes scampering up and down the trail
between Champa Devi and Chalnakhel, Lao Lover
and his followers accepted some benevolent hare advice and back checked
onto paper which dropped them down back across the road, down and across
the Bosan Khola, through a pig farm, and up to Tauda Pond and holding
Run Crafty then lead the pack north
while Keeled and Grumblewald headed clockwise around the lake. Keeled
had the sense to return, while Grumblewald, ignoring ALL hash rules and
clear calls/commands from the rest of the pack, marched on to the road
and a short run home, missing checks 6 and 7 -- certainly a hashitable
Meanwhile Run Crafty and the pack ran
ahead after backcheck 6, allowing Phil
and Kiwi Fruit, who proved that sandals
are fine hashing footwear, to take the lead. Hurry
Krishna and gang soon passed them only to fall into the backcheck
7 trap. A level run got the pack back to the chariots.
The smarter section of the group, walkers Barbara
and Tibet Gal, proved that here is a
much more sensible way to explore the potential Bagmati Park. They walked
along well traveled local trails to enjoy the pond and the Bagmati River
Once Keeled organized the circle, and
the pack (almost) unanimously finished singing paeans about the run, Ambassador
Jim presented his credentials to the Mismanagement. A veteran of
Pakistani hashes, and assorted other less important diplomatic posts,
he can now count on hash support as he takes on his new mission.
The pack awarded swimmers/crashers/leech feeders Keeled,
Run Crafty, and Fox.
In an act of total hash disrespect and injustice, the pack awarded the
Fox the Hashit, passing up the obvious candidates Grumblewald
for shortcutting, and Fast Forward as
a finally repayment for the half marathon fiasco.
We sadly bid farewell to Phil, off to
Darkest Africa, and Fast Forward, who
eventually found the chariots, this time certainly Left Behind.