Hash #1929q – I’ll Eat Yours and You’ll Eat Mine (Quarantine Style)
(We thought that was a clever slogan for my senior high school class of ’69.)
Where: Fox Chapel (Run start mailed to you)
When: Sign Up For a Time Slot
Hash Cash: FREE, but BYOB
Apres: Rolling “Not and An Apres” (No-Pres) – Details Below
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Noah is now turning 69 and coming up on 40 years of hashing.
This also marks the one-year prelube to the 5th Quinquennial Oldzheimers hash scheduled for 2021. For now, enjoy a leisurely stroll through “my neighborhood”.
Trail will have its ups-and-downs. Dog-accessible – but with some short steep sections , and most of trail will require that any dogs be leashed.
Also, read on re: dogs at the “No-Pres”. We will be using public trails. Please be respectful and distance yourself from non-hashers.
After consultation with and blessing by mismanagement, we are going to try a “No-Pres” – an after run refreshment stop nearby.
Note that this is not a gathering for any large number of people, but rather a post-run “rolling relaxation” opportunity. Beer and some snacks – maybe more – will be provided.
The idea is to provide something like what would be available at a picnic shelter in terms of a place for people to hang out for an hour or so with a limit of 12 people at any one time. Social distancing is requested, and there is plenty of room for that. Anyone entering the house is required to wear a mask while inside. Dogs need to be under control as many neighbors walk their pets (mostly on-leash). All no-pres activity, aside from using the facilities, will be outdoors regardless of weather.
Noah may or may not be around when you arrive. But there will be a cooler with beer. And a note in the window granting permission for you to be there in the unlikely event that a nebby neighbor decides we are irresponsible hooligans and calls the friendly FC Police.
Watch for real-time FB posts re: anything that might go sideways, including bad weather.
No-pres location, is about .5 mi from entrance to Shadyside Academy near the Presbyterian church (if you come via Rt 28 you will pass the church on your way to the start):
125 Springhouse Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: 412.580.0137 cell
Notes on Q Hashing:
We are generally recommending that people sign up with a buddy (or your Quaranteam pod) for safety purposes. If you want to participate but don’t have a friend, reach out to F. Stik, the Hares, or Pittsburgh MisMan and we’ll do our best to hook you up.
OVERARCHING DETAILS On Hashing with PGH H3 during the Q
The Pittsburgh H3 MisManagement met last week and made the decision to resume hashing, but in a socially distanced way. Hares will set a trail and monitor when people are hashing, hounds sign up for a starting time slot for you, your trail buddy, and – if you want – your “Quaranteam” (your quarantine “pod” that you feel safe with). The current guidelines are below, although these may change as the situation in the County and Commonwealth changes.
Pittsburgh H3 Quarantine Guidelines:
· Hares can sign up for dates using the standard calendar. (Hares will sign up with the Hare Raiser and it is okay to post start neighborhood but not full details).
· Full directions must be in to the Hare Raiser to allow two full days prior for the hashers to sign-up.
· Hares should lay trail planning on at least two days of 1/2 hour start time slots. Days are hare’s choice. For example – lay trail Friday or early Saturday and then hash Saturday/Sunday or lay trail Saturday and hash Sunday/Monday.
· Time slots will begin at hares discretion but should end with enough time to finish before dark.
· Hashers have to sign-up for trail. Hare Raiser will include a sign-up link in the hash event. There will not be a group start time. 1/2 hour time slots will be available.
· Hashers can choose to do trail solo or with a Quaranteam, but a trail buddy is recommended. Quaranteams should be a max of 6-8 people.
· After the hasher signs up, a link will go out via email with the trail location and details. We will not post the exact trail location on the website or FaceBook.
· Only folks who have signed up can add an additional runner to their slot. Do not attempt to crash someone’s time slot. Hounds will post additional team members.
· For contact tracing and safety check-in, hashers must continue to check in when starting the trail and out when finished via Facebook event (or text the hare) to show when they started trail and that they successfully completed it.
· Hares must monitor who signs up and make sure each group signs in and out so they know everyone completed the trail safely.
· Hares must provide their phone number and it will be included in the hash write-up.
· Hares must mark trail in a way that will last at least two full days of hashing – either use ribbon or refresh the flour/chalk each day so the marks are fresh and people can easily follow trail. Remove ribbon after the event. Hounds should not add pack or FRB arrows.
· Considering that there may be a small number of people checking, trails should be well marked and of moderate length (3 to 5 miles), with reasonable checking lengths and clarity.
· Trail difficulty should be considered, treacherous climbs or deep water should be avoided. Trespassing should also be avoided.
· Hashers without Facebook access should team up with someone that can provide sign-up access and trail feedback, or make other plans for communicating with the Hares.
· Hashers should obey the normal social distancing rules if they encounter other Hounds on trail: maintain a six foot distance and wear a mask if passing.