Denver Hash House Harriers

Taos Hash 2018




Pencil in October 6, 2018, the Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend, for the 2018 Taos Hash. The Saturday trail will be set in a complex of trails at plateau level between NM68 and the Rio Grande River Gorge south of Taos. This is the trail I had planned for 2017 before I had to cancel. The trail is now fully scouted and is, based on map estimates, 6 to 6 1/2 interesting and occasionally strenuous miles of single track bike trails, jeep trails, gullies and short cross-country stretches.

Hash Cash will be $3 plus four 12 oz cans of good beer per person. The $3 will cover cheap snacks, cheap ice and cheap down-down beer.

The program may be expanded with an in-town Hash between pubs Friday night, depending upon happy hours and things like that.

This year the Taos Hash will overlap with the Taos Wool Festival, so the careful should reserve lodgings early. (Note: The Wool Festival in Kit Carson Park will offer potentially interesting entertainment before the Hash on Saturday and after on Sunday.) There is no Hash Hotel. A large variety of motels, B and Bs and short term rentals are advertised on the web. El Pueblo Lodge seems to have attracted the largest number of Hashers last time. Indian Hills, our Hash Hotel several times in the past, has declined substantially and is rumored to be under threat of condemnation by the Taos town government.

There was cloud over the 2017 Taos Hash even before I had to cancel it because some who had been loyal Taos Hashers were known to have turned away from the true trail to worship at some competing event in Phoenix on the same weekend. It hath been revealed unto me that the Hash Gods have forgiven this transgression and all who thus sinned shall be welcomed back into the fellowship of the Taos Hash without punishment or recrimination.

More details to the same e-mail lists in a few months.

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





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