Standing waiting to pay the fee to participate in the 79th hash, I surveyed the terrain. A bridge, a road, a hill, I wondered which route we would take. It was noon and the sun was high in the sky. The hashers started 'ON ON and naturally we headed in the direction of the hill. Physical exertion is elementary to the hash.
Of course we took the first wrong trail and headed down a steep slippery slope. Back on track, we trekked along the hillside on a tangerine filled trail. I was concentrating on every step of the narrow, muddy way that my head was permanently down and I could not enjoy the lush green Portland countryside. We heard the sound of a river and we were forewarned that we would be getting wet. I came prepared with swimsuit and trainers but nothing prepared me for the walk in the river.
Step by step we waded in the cool, clear river. Deeper and deeper we headed downstream. Over rocks, across pools, down waterfalls . the adventure continued. I pinched myself and asked myself 'Am I really doing this? My co-hasher slipped on a rock and submerged in the water. We laughed heartily. Did I ever think I had a good sense of balance? Ooops there I go again wet, wet, wet but then I thought where in the world could I do this? No fear of nasty creatures lurking in the deep dark pools, no ice- cold water to chill the bones, no polluted water to spoil the nature.
Then there came the waterfall of all waterfalls. We looked at each other. We cried out loud. We hesitated. Shall we, shall we not? Fortunately, Dallas the local guide came just in time to steer us away to safety and back on terra firma. The hashers gathered by the bridge, shared experiences and enjoyed a feast of fried chicken and curried goat. Now was the time to view the forest, green hills, breathe in the fresh country air and be grateful for the survival of another hash.
See below a list of the crazies that attended this event.
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