It's the hares first trail, there is no help from an experienced hare, and Ben
has broken his arm on the reccy. At least the cloudless blue sky was on their side.
Then we are off and soon find trail on the high path east and all the way up to the
crossroad with the bike trail before the first check.
It's a long way up from here to Blackbush house but that was where the next check was situated.
Dr Blood lead us up to an impromptu regroup and surprisingly there were no moans from the pack,
not even Splasher.
At the restart we immediately came upon three checks in a row very close together which
may have been part of some intricate and complex trail sequence the significance of which
was completely lost on the pack as we ploughed on through them and found trail heading
along the ridge path towards Kingley Vale.
There were a few checks that caused little delay as we made our way back swapping potential energy for kinetic in large doses and arriving at the chariots after one and a half hours in the sun.
After the customary vote of thanks for the hares the JMs drew our attention to Spiderman
who was clutching a bunch of twigs that he had collected en-route which he described
as "pea sticks", a mutter about Bika's headgear but then gave the hash-it to Mussolini
on some trumped up charge.