A bright cool Easter Sunday attracted a large pack (relative to recent turnouts) to the familiar crossroads. Some newbies but I did not catch all the names, Claire, Mark ?, and two young pups Thomas and James, together with a host of welcome backs.
Mussolini made it on time and was able to listen to the usual lies from the hares. Hairbrush gave us his rendition of the rules presumably because of the number of fresh faces, and added that there would be some four dot falsies with red string nearby to collect.
Off we went finding the trail north east up the hill and into the undulating terrain
surrounding the disused pit. Here we came to a halt because no one fancied looking for
flour down the steep eastern slope until Old Faithful took the plunge, found trail and
we all followed, making our way over to the area just north of Hoyle Hanger
and the inevitable climb back up.
A check at the bridge which had disappeared (the check not the bridge) caused confusion but
served as a needed regroup before the final leg over Heyshott common to the On-In after one
hour and two minutes, technically almost perfect.
At the circle the holders of red strings were rewarded with Easter eggs, kindly provided by the
hares before applause in thanks for a great trail to which Hairbrush responded by mooning
the pack ("I am only changing").
Thence to The Unicorn in Heyshott for the usual.
Bambi. PS I apologise to Sinbad for getting him confused with Hash Flash in some of the previous Hash notes. This will probably continue and might extend to others, so GET USED TO IT!.