10 SEPTEMBER 2023
MINH DAM MOUNTAIN - HERMIT'S HOUSE TRAIL
Hares: Bull Ant, Secs, Chippy
Hash Flashers: Chippy, Secs, Chom Chom
Ring Master: Chom Chom
Weather: Overcast, no rain – cool for Hashing!
Hash Cash: 1 pm run fees, Bull Ant & Johnny @ Nắng Vũng Tàu, 5 Lê Ngọc Hân, Ward 1.
Total Hashers: 24 (31 registered)
Chalk talk: Secs.
Trail: Rated 10.5/10. Hash Lighters walked from entrance gate to Minh Dam car park. Main group dismounted on sealed road past (and outside) entrance gate then continued for ~1 km before turning left onto jungle trail and up many hundreds (thousands?) of stone steps to Hermit’s now seemingly unoccupied shack approx three-quarters of way to lookout rocks and flagpoles, then over mostly small boulders to the top. Steep, challenging ascent luckily helped by ropes in places; but easier, interesting descent with another set of lookout rocks, fewer steps and “work in progress” museum.
Highlights: Selfie material and awesome views from lookout rocks and flagpoles. New, small museum down steps and across bridge from car park–take a torch to read dual language info labels.
Special interest: Inscription above Ho Chi Minh bust in museum: Không có gì quý hơn độc lập tự do (“Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom.”)
Down Down: Minh Dam car park.
Refreshments: Saigon Chill; water; softies; spring rolls and beef w/mixed noodle salad; water melon; bananas.
Circle: Hares thanked. Family of 4 Hash virgins introduced and welcomed. Three returnees welcomed back. Sinner Bull Ant ‘punished’ for new shoes.
On on on: Mr C’s Speakeasy.
Next week: Watch this space and facebook page: @VungTauHHH for more details of next week’s run. PLEASE REMEMBER: If you register but then can’t attend for any reason, please cancel registration (as soon as possible, but always better late than never!) so smaller/cheaper bus can be substituted if necessary, and food order changed.
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