On the eve of 69 Forever's 81st birthday, a select group of 13 hash mountaineers set off through the manicured gardens to scale the heights ahead of them. It was definitely a Rambo trail, running could have been fatal. Two ladies then opted for the short trail that 69 Forever had laid but he joined the breathless pack going onwards and upwards following the markers fixed by Ballbanger. After a pause at a superbly constructed brand new viewing platform, we realised the enormity of what we'd taken on when we saw the tiny figures of the front runners on the opposite side of a massive chasm. After taking it very steady going down to cross the chasm, we climbed up to another viewing platform where we could see down to where we'd started from. It was a very steep descent from there, which required great care to avoid a nasty injury from the sharp rocks that formed the path. However, we knew we were on our way down to the beer so that was encouraging and everybody got down unscathed. There, we found Tinks had completed the climb and the short trail to get back before us and earn his down-down.
Pre-trail photos by Ballbanger - recommend click on first photo then F11 for full screen
On the trail photos by Cathusalem - ditto
Photos by Dragon Tail - ditto
Photos by Lily the Pink - ditto
GPS scan by Tinks
CAH3 Hash Run (total trail) set by 69 Forever & Ballbanger was 3.9 km and took me 61:42 min
Elevation: Min 4 m, Max 122 m, Gain 188 m, Loss 188 m.
Slope: Assent 31.6%, Decent 50.6%
Start to Finish 1st Loop: 1.9 km in 44:39 min
Trail went clockwise.
Start to Finish 2nd Loop: 2.0 km in 17:03 min.
Trail went clockwise