How do I hare a hash run?
How do I hare a hash run?
Interested in haring? Here are some tips & links which you may find useful.
The art of the lay
No, not that lay… a hash lay I mean. Since how to hare a hash has been described more throughly elsewhere, here is a list of sites which discuss this topic. Please check them out, and come back here for additions to that material, and info specific to RSH3. Disclaimer: RSH3 may not abide by all of the traditions at these sites.
- The Half-Mind Hash Primer
- Harrier.net’s Guide for Hares
A good starting point for haring would be to decide where you want to have your trail and when. The trail could be close to where you live, go to work or workout; it could tie in with some event happening in Hsv. or time of year; or it could just tie in with some theme you’d
like to have.
After you’ve decided on time and place, a next logical step might be to start scouting the trail. Try to avoid wide-open spaces (like farmer’s fields) because you will be more easily spotted by the pack (or an irrate farmer!). Look for trees, bushes, buildings, etc. which you could use for cover; this kind of terrain will generally be more interesting anyway. In addition to physically going to the area you want to scout, via car/bike/foot, the following websites may also be useful in helping to get a general lay of the land before and after you go.
Useful scouting sites
- TerraServer-USA – Topographic map and aerial maps from as recent as March 2002 for Huntsville, and the ability to easily switch between them. A wealth of data.
- Yahoo! Maps or MSN Maps – While the MSN Maps might look cleaner. Yahoo! Maps provides the ability to locate businesses near an address… useful for locating a bar near your trail.
And there’s plenty more sites out there besides these… the USGS is a wealth of information even though it may be rather daunting to search through… heck, even the phone book is useful when you need to call a pub about drink specials, or find an address to use for hash run information. Be creative. The best trails have variety… too much shiggy or not enough is a bad thing… mix it up… and make it interesting… those are the most fun.
Of course you can always contact the grizzled RSH3 haring veterans for advice… they would be happy to share with you some of their hash haring wisdom (if want to call it that). Happy Haring!
Talk to DogMan concerning any special financial matters related to a particular venue or style of run (Pub Crawl, RSH3 sponsored on-after, special beer, etc.) Arrange to pick up the the bin and beer or to have them delivered. Mismanagement really appreciates handing the bin over at the hash prior to yours. It unclutters his [Smoking Wiener's] foyer quite a bit and saves him a weekday trip to meet the next hare. Contact HeBlows or Street Walker to see if you’ll have an RA available and provide them with any special down-downs that you may have planned. Other seasoned hashers can RA in their absence. Unless you really want to get wasted or enjoy being bloated with beer/soda/water be careful not to choose an RA with whom you don’t relate well (Past Boyfriends/Girlfriends should be avoided.)
Trails should be 4-6 miles for a regular hash. Anything longer should be noted. Full Moon runs are requested to be 3-4 miles. Exceptions allowed, but let the web bastard know. Also provide the web bastard with the following info at least one week before your hash… sooner if possible.
Hash info format
Hare(s) Harriette(s) name(s):
Route: A to A, A to A’, A to B (ensure that you have adequate transportation available)
On After: Your house, pay your own way, whim of the pack, etc.
Hash Cash: $5.00 (pre-approve higher/lower amounts with Hash Cash)
What should I do about Poison Ivy?
Poison Ivy – the scourge of all hashers. Go to this site to learn more about how to treat poison ivy, how to identify it, and how to prevent it.