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Taos Hash 2019

2019 TAOS HASH NOTICE

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2019 Taos Hash – Final Notice

SPECIAL NOTES:

1.  If you are pretty sure you’re coming, please email me at:
wdwlaw@gmail.com and include your hash name.  I need to estimate
attendance to buy enough cheap beer for the beer check.

2.  New items below – Friday pre-lube and travel suggestions.  Read it
all again!

DATE & TIME:

The Next Last Taos Hash will be at 2pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Triple Tongue and Short Dk @ Law have agreed to co-hare.  READ ALL OF
THIS AND KEEP A COPY

START:

The start of the trail will be at a trail head parking lot southwest
of Taos.  The trail head parking lot can be found on Google Maps by
searching for “Rio Grande del Norte National Monument parking CO RD
110″.  Google Maps does not display the parking lot in the center of
the screen.  Make sure you are looking at the marker southwest of
Taos.

The start is reached from Taos by going southerly on NM68 (Paseo del
Pueblo, the main street in Taos) to County Road 110 and turning
westerly.  The trail head parking is at the end of Road 110. The turn
onto Road 110 is about 2 miles south of where NM518 turns off NM68.
The Road 110 intersection is marked as the turn to the UNM Taos
campus. For GPS geeks, the turn onto Road 110 is at 36.347798,
-105.635029.  The turn onto Road 110 is about 3/4 miles north of mile
marker 39 on NM68, or about 1/4 mile south of mile marker 40.  The
turn is also identifiable by low concrete barriers in the center of
NM68.

TRAIL:

The 2019 trail will be about the same distance, character and
difficulty as 2018’s – about 6 miles, almost entirely developed trails
with a bit more verticality.  Part of the new trail will be in the
same complex of trails that was the basis for 2018’s trail.  Trust me,
it will be a new trail including a beer check that was missing in
2018.  Plus, there will be a Bail Out/Turkey/Old Fart Trail of about 2
miles.  Bring STURDY SHOES, a WATER BOTTLE or two and a WHISTLE.

OTHER STUFF:

All Hashers are invited.  No advance registration is required, but
please e-mail notice of your intention to come to wdwlaw@gmail.com.

Hash Cash will be $4 plus four 12 oz cans, not bottles, of good beer
per person.  GOOD BEER means GOOD BEER, say craft beer.  Acceptable
brands are Santa Fe Brewing, Ska, Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, Cumbres,
Upslope, Marple etc.

There is no Hash Hotel.  A large variety of motels, B and Bs and short
term rentals in Taos are advertised on the web.  El Pueblo Lodge seems
to have attracted a large number of Hashers for the last two Taos
Hashes.  Indian Hills, our Hash Hotel several times in the past, has
been boarded up and condemned.

Friday night prelube will be at the Taos Mesa Brewing Company taproom
in Taos at 201 Paseo del Pueblo Sur.  That’s just south of the Plaza
and just north of McDonalds.  Happy hour there is 3 to 6.  I plan to
get there about 4.

DIRECTIONS:

From Colorado to Taos: Get to Walsenburg on I-25.  Exit and go west on
US160 over La Veta Pass to Ft. Garland.  At Ft. Garland turn south on
CO159 which becomes NM522 at the border and goes all the way to Taos.

From ABQ, SF and Lost Almost to Taos: Get to Espanola on US285/US84.
When US285 and US84 veer to the left in Espanola stay to the right on
NM68 and continue north to Taos.

To Start: See description of Start above.

WEATHER:

There was epic rain, hail and cold for a Taos Hash in 2008.  In most
years, the Columbus Day weekend weather has been wonderful with
T-shirts and shorts suitable for running and drinking.  Check weather
reports and pack light rain gear in any event.  There will be a trail
in almost any weather, though horrendous weather might make it
considerably shorter than planned and advertised.

SPREAD THE WORD:

If you know someone who came in 2018 or should come in 2019 and
probably didn’t get this notice, please pass it on and encourage them
to look where you found this and to come.

Northern New Mexico may not be the best place in the world to Hash,
but it’s damn good.

Speedbump
wdwlaw@gmail.com

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