TIME: Gather 2:30; HARES AWAY: 3:00 pm
PRELUBE: Mt Vernon starts at 10am from the same location as DCH4, so come on out and make it a full day of hashing.
START/END: 7233 Parsons Court, Alexandria, VA 22306 (Spitz’s Place)
TRAIL LOCATION: Huntley Meadows Park & Wetland Trails
COST: $10 (There will be food)
HARES: Spitz.cum & NoChild LeftBehind
BRING: Hash Cash $10 (includes grilled chicken & nonmeat option, salad choices for all of you). Consider bringing a camp chair, clean clothes, bug and sunscreen spray. Wear your favorite TuTu or TwoTwo Shirt, or create something fun (or not) ☺
TRAIL DEETS: You all get TWO trail option: (1) Walker Trail (pedestrian park trail, option for playground and activity center) = 2.5-3 miles. (2) Runner Trail between 4 and 6 miles (shiggy factor = 5 – 7 out of 10). Walker trail = 1 beer check/1 shot check; Runner trail = 2 beer checks / 2 shot checks.
KID / DOG FRIENDLY: Yes (dogs on walker trail must be leashed but NOT allowed on boardwalk portion); Runner dogs fine on trail, keep controlled please. Kids / dogs welcomed at Spitz’s place.
ACCESSIBILITY FACTOR: If coming by car — plenty of parking in this townhome lot. Park in center area and NOT at numbered parking spaces. If coming by Metro or bus – closest is Huntington Metro Station which is the terminus for the Yellow Line. And /or try https://moovitapp.com/ to figure it out. Call Hare if you need a Metro pick up to start.
BACKGROUND (for those historic folks): Huntley Meadows dates back to the mid-1700s, when George Mason bought the land that now occupies the park. Over the years it was sold and eventually became property of the federal government, and it was used for top secret communications testing in the 1950s. It also housed anti-aircraft protection for the nation’s capital during that same time. Huntley Meadows is a 1,500-acre park with hiking trails and wetlands that are home to more than 200 species of birds.
LOST, DAZED, CONFUSED: Call Spitz.cum 570.291.5011