Knives In May 4 – Cuffed and Sphincter, #1967

May 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Panhandle Trail Parking

Knives in May: A Pittsburgh Tradition!

It all started with the coronavirus.  Things shut down. We honed our knives, packed some beer, and headed out to trail…you couldn’t be too careful in those uncertain times!  The great outdoors was still ours to escape to!

Hare: Cuffed And Sphincter

Where: Rennerdale

Details: Quarantine slots available from 10:00am until 1:00pm. Pack leaves at 2:00pm.

Ahoy, Swashbucklers!
As we step on deck for the first time in a year, adrift at sea in a world torn by pandemic, we know what it is that we must do. Plunder!! … and drink. Let’s not forget to drink.
This will be a real, live, in-person trail. With other humans. And supplied beer (BYOB if you prefer) and (individually-wrapped) snacks and a circle! The Rennerdale Panhandle trail head has a small parking lot (8-10 cars), but parking up the sides of the street is common.
Trail is short*, flat**, and shiggy-free***.
*More like medium-ish, with a perceived length on the longer side
**Would a pirate lie?
***Seriously, who writes this shit? True trail is ~6 miles, with some hefty hills early on and plenty of mud and shiggy. But it’s worth it to see the sights of Rennerdale.
These trails are to revisit some of the PQH3 trails…the ones that were precursors for where we are today. We’re still hashing and celebrating getting this far through a pandemic while maintaining some of our sanity, most of our hashing, and all of us hashing together (separately) as a group! It wasn’t a short road to get to where we are today…it was fraught with questions, analysis, touch decisions, and ultimately: coming together to do what we do best….and that is: HASH!
When the few of us started, we had an idea that we could keep hashing…after a fashion. We knew getting some time outside of the house would be good for everyone in our community. Keeping moving, doing some of the same things we have done for years. Weekends were the time to do it! Staggered timeslots are not fantastic for the shorter weeknights! The idea grew, more hashers joined, and we came together to keep on hashing, quarantine style. Together. As multiple kennels acting as one. As people united by the simple facts: we can hash after a fashion, we WANT to hash, and we want to keep our group together through one of the roughest times we’ve gone through.
Just don’t forget a knife out there!