Advice for the First-Timer (Hash Virgin)
Well congratulations! You’re ready to try your first hash. We’ve all been there before, so here are some simple tips to help you prepare for your first hash.
You should be in decent shape –
Always bring a gym bag with a change of clothes –
In the Summer, bring rubbing alcohol to get rid of poison ivy. Also bring a small towel to apply it without making a mess. Chap-stick & water bottle are always a good thing to have.
In Winter, sweats and/or tights will be your pal. Hats except if called into circle… But don’t wear new running shoes no matter the season. Trust us. If you don’t believe us, just read the next paragraph….
DO NOT HASH IN NEW RUNNING SHOES –
Speaking of which, during your 1st and, if you come back, every hash after, you can expect to take part in the down-
Expect profanity, slang and made up words –
Trails are given a 1-5 shiggy level the higher the level the more you should expect mud, wetness, briers and obstacles to overc*m. We plan trails every other Saturday, the occasional midweek trail, a camping trail now and then, and when the planets align we have been known to do a triple event! Expect to get muddy during any season, cut by briers and understand that you can get hurt doing this. Bones have been broken, ankles do occasionally get sprained, fingers get dislocated all of the time and egos can get bruised. If you get hurt, it is your own damn fault, but we’ll do everything we can to help each other out.
A typical hash trail has us shuffling off for a 3-
All things during a trail are optional as we have no rules (only traditions)! Just know if you decide to skip things you may be called out in circle for a down-down or if truly heinous you may be voted on to carry the hash-sh*t a collection of trail treasure attached to a plunger on the next trail.