|Himalayan Mixed Hash Run No. 1357||21 November 2004|
|Location||Brahmakhel School on the Sanku road||Hares||Night Owl and Hurry Krishna|
|Trash||Towed||Trashflash||Keeled, Therese, Rotter|
|Remarkables||newcomers: Guy, Banim returnees: Geoff Connor, Lao Lover and his Lover|
|The Pictures||The Trash|
fairly sparse turnout for this run for some unknown reason. On a lovely
sunny afternoon it is difficult to understand why the whole of Kathmandu
wasn't out on the Hash.
From the On In, the first paper headed north and up through the village before turning east across the fields. Paper seemed to stop at a stream with no indication of a check but nonetheless no obvious trail. This caused the pack to scatter before the trail was found heading back west and back up towards the village. By this time the wily Fox had led Towed astray on a devious shortcut. However, a gap in the paper had them heading off the trail on a new search, allowing the pack to catch up again.
The trail then headed along the road to Check 3 and from there a big loop to the north before returning to climb up to a small temple and an assignation at Holding Check 4 with the walkers. From the ridge the pack scattered in various directions but eventually found the trail to the north, Rotter and Keeled Over leading the way.
From this point on there were strong overtones of Run 1335 in reverse, but with slight variations. Keeled Over headed off down the wrong road and went missing for a good while, Towed tried to replicate Run 1335 in reverse too accurately, The Fox actually followed paper and the main pack got well ahead without letting the back markers know. Eventually all arrived back at the On In pretty much together and 10 minutes ahead of the walkers.
After a fairly prolonged pause for recovery The Fox clearly got bored and called the circle to order on behalf of the GM. Before the awards could be made to the Hares, the Danes were called in for something; either a private party or not supplying sensibly sized paper and thus making us follow micro-sized US stuff. The GM was also awarded a preliminary down-down by popular request.
The Hares then finally had their hour, being awarded a miserly 9.9 for what was an excellent run in great countryside. (Towed's suggestion of 99 because the whole thing was pointless was rejected.)
There being no virgins this week, Returnees Lao Lover, Lao Lover's Lover, Mrs Pom Pom, Ramesh and Geoff were next. Fortunately this week I have the photographic evidence to remind me who else was honoured by the Master, if not the reasons for the award. The list was:
Next week's run will be hared by Keeled Over somewhere to the east of Bhaktapur - allow plenty of time to find your way as its not clear whether the instructions or the map give the right story. The Hare reckons its best to follow written instructions and hope that there's plenty of paper to show the way.
Thanks to Mrs Rotter for the catering, to the Hares for an excellent run.
atering, to the Hares for an excellent run.