SITE: SALAMBIGAR FALLS
DATE: 23 JUL 2013
HARES: Wonder Woman/Masayo/Ika
FRONT HORN: Duchess of Cambridge BACK HORN: Twinkle Toes
Well where was everyone! I believe 21 people signed in and out but if that included the Hares, the walkers to the waterfall and those busy sorting out drinks, ice and the like there was only about 11 of us who set off last Tuesday afternoon, sorry and 2 dogs.
Holidays that's what it must be and that was my excuse for not wanting to do more than the short run indicated on the words. Three weeks of English sunshine, family catch ups and hundreds of bowls of strawberries, raspberries and the like.... a non-typical English holiday!!! had set me to thinking a long run would see me in RIPAS and not as a member of staff. So when I arrived at the hash trying to think of plausible reasons why this weeks words would only be about the short run, I was greatly pleased to hear several other hashers complaining of ailments or such for opting for the short run. Both horns, Twinkle Toes and the Duchess of Cambridge, opting for the short run made it very clear with such a small body of runners we had best keep to the one run and keep safely together for the purpose of checking etc. A great shame for the hares and I'm sure we all thank them for their hard work rec-cing, cutting and laying the run especially in the face of the construction or rather destruction machines, apologies from all of us.
Well the run started promptly at 5.15pm as the runners/walkers/crawlers and all traversed the opposite edge of the storm drain to enter at a newly cut trail straight up the hill. There was certainly some scrambling going on on this in-trail and I for one wished I had the 4 leg drive of Twinkle Toes' pooch. The top of the scramble was seen and we got back on to a familiar trail from GI Jane's epic A to B from Sungai Akar. Disturbing comments were made as we meandered along ups and downs of the ridge as we could see the destruction to the right. Good running trails ahead if only our little group could raise the speed but it's not a race so we caught up on gossip and kept plodding on.
Breaking out of the jungle ridge we met the Duchess of Cambridge being a committed horn by laying paper through first check which we believe was found by Squeak, was there some paper trail crossing and a little short cutting going on in front of us??? Well we were very good and followed the trail on-to a slight rise off the newly created mud track and on up again only to turn left and drop back on to the afore mentioned construction trail, we know what you front runners probably did!!!!
We then headed over the slightly muddy trail back up into the jungle only to be confronted with a sharp right down back towards the muddy trail, we think ah ha! lets call and see where are fellow hasher dulcet calls come from. Thank you whoever responded as we could hear calls ahead and stayed on that ridge to save our legs and lungs for later hills. Honest we didn't short cut, much!
Up and down, up and down was the order for the rest of the run as we headed hopefully back along the link road and out. Trails became familiar again as we turned and descended off the ridge to the very unstable looking log crossing. Rachel was the braver of our group as she strutted across the log but me for one thought better of it and was seen scrambling around in the stream below before attacking the return up to the ridge. At which point I have no idea who found second check or if there was a third or more or who found them sorry, pat yourselves on the back if you did as a job well done. We the followers had no problem following your well laid through checks.
We also scrambled up the next hill to meet Sarah coming in backwards, her message of "there is light at the end of the tunnel" was a greatly appreciated and a boost to our efforts, although after at least another two hills which we had to assault I for one was wondering whether she'd been playing us along, but no that sign said it all- short run this way. Thank you hares I had had enough and was very grateful to see the sight of the big drop back down to the waterfalls and out.
A lovely if not hilly area being completely spoilt for what??? Any ideas? Possible one of the last runs there which was very well laid and organised, thank you hares for a job well done.
I missed the On-On but was informed by my co-hare and stand-in JM (after she eventually managed to get in at the on-on- tricky gates I hear), that there was no guests, no new members, no entertainment, no hashit but two virgin hares - excellent, a fantastic start to your hash laying, there was filled rolls a much loved La-dies hash on-on delight, thank you again hares and all in all an-other successful and enjoyable Ladies Hash Tuesday. Here's hoping our run goes as well. This weeks run is a variation on the usual Diplo run, there are hills, valleys, water crossings and checks but with the addition of a long time not used trail just to keep you on your toes at checks - well that's the idea! PLEASE NOTE : there is alot of old paper in this site, we have tried to clear as much as possible but you still need to make sure you only follow new PINK paper (first check will be yellow as normal) ON-ON
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