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28 February 2016
BIG MOUNTAIN - "From old to new"
Hares: Flying Finn, Faulty Brakes
Hash Flash: Cousin. Additional photos: Radio Wave
Ring Master: SamSon
We all meet at 12 Hung Vuong street: Café Bi Sắt for the last time as the property has unfortunately been sold by the owner. Some Hashers think today’s trail will be Minh Dam; however, with news regarding recent “bushfire incident” there, we were lucky the Hares change to Big Mountain as shown in NEXT RUN box on our website.
Then we took Hash Mobiles to Hem 491 Tran Phu where we dropped off a few Hash runs ago. We walked to the left and getting near to the pagoda gate for a Chalk-Talk. While pagoda fill with chanting, Hares start the chalk-talk!
Then it was “on-on” to the small gate through a small alley and up the stairs to the mountain, while village kids and adults practised their English with Hashers, also controlling their dogs barking at Hashers.
We came up to the pagoda on the mountain, and then hiked to another pagoda next to it and walked up the familiar trail set by Rowdy Water two years ago.
Straight up the mountain, we come across the cement road but we just pass through it to go across the top of Big Mountain until we finally see the infamous 600 steps.
After we walk down the steps and come through the pagoda, we walked back around Tran Phu to our new (and former) home, SB4 (now changed its name to Hon Ru Ri) where the ice cold San Miguels are waiting.
After the team photo and some vodka(!), Ring Master SamSon starts the Circle and once again called two “Young Men” Flying Finn and Faulty Brakes, and UXO was nominated to rate the trail.
While UXO wanted to give 10 for the good trail, Hashers wished to give 9, but deducted 2 because UXO lost his key, so 7/10 this week!
We welcome the Virgins but they are nowhere to be found, so we moved to Returnee UFO. With no excuse to give, he gladly wearing the tube.
And Sinners Mister Kim for inappropriate shoes and UXO for losing his key.
Sudden announcement that UXO is leaving the Hash for a while and will be back soon. With such unexpected news and nothing prepared, we sing the song for him “We see you again…”
The next announcement was to inform the Hashers that we will move back to SB4 now called Hon Ru Ri, because Café Bi Sắt will close, so next week everyone meet at our old gathering place – see photos of the new Hon Ru Ri signage on our home page.
Next week’s run, Minh Dam, and first volunteer Hare is SamSon. So please check the website NEXT RUN box later in the week for more information.
It was also proposed to hold a special event on the weekend 26/27 March – with Hares Faulty Brakes and Flying Finn saying they’ve found a place called Cocobeach where you can hike a trail and camp overnight in tents, or upgrade to cabins (at own cost). More details when known, but the trail will be on the Saturday for those who want to join the fun – with a local (Vung Tau) trail on the Sunday. Maybe keep the whole weekend clear in your diary!
In the meantime, please remember that we’re back to SB4 (Hon Ru Ri) from next Sunday – meeting as usual at 2 pm for 2.30 pm start!
*****Link to Radio Wave's photos and run statistics: https://yadi.sk/d/8sIiA4PDpgFeN