We haven't had a lot of success when it comes to letting Devonport hashers loose as hares for Burnie H3 trails, so it is with some trepidation that we let Dyke lead us into the Meander Valley as trail blazer for Hashing Old Farts Trek #5. The plan is to walk to Meander Falls - about 8km with a reasonable climb.
HOFTs are asked to meet at Mackeys Royal Hotel car park, 161 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, at 8:30am, before setting off to the trek starting point for a 10:00am 'off'.
It is expected (hoped) that the trek will conclude at around 3:00pm, from where the pack will adjourn to Latrobe for de-brief and a meal.
Bring everything you may need for a walk of this type. According to the discovertasmania web site, you should take: sturdy walking shoes or boots, clothes to suit the weather of the day, raincoat, woollen jumper or fibre pile jacket, thermal leggings or shorts rather than long cotton trousers or jeans (cotton becomes soaked in wet weather and will cool the body), warm hat or beanie, warm gloves, waterproof trousers, gaiters (if you have them), lunch and drink, map.
See http://www.touringtasmania.info/meander_falls.htm for a description of the walk.
UP AND CUMMING. († updated)
Sep 8-9 - Launceston H3 1700th @ "Queensfield" Breadalbane
† Sep 14 - Hobart Full Moon AGPU @ Irish Murphy's, Salamanca
Sep 15 - Devonport H3 Tour de Pisse
Oct 2 - 40th Anniversary of Hashing in Tasmania @ Ridgeway
Oct 13-14 - H5 Oktoberfest @ Mt Field National Park
Oct 20-21 - Burnie Ten weekend
Mar 21-23 2008 - Interhash, Perth WA
RECEDING HARELINE († updated)
R*n 907 - Aug 26 - Dyke (HOFT #5) @ Meander Falls
R*n 908 - Sep 2 - Chunder @ TBA
R*n 909 - Sep 9 - Tals @ TBA
R*n 910 - Sep 15 - Devonport Tour de Pisse
† R*n 911 - Sep 23 - DT @ TBA
† R*n 912 - Sep 30 - Dini and Giggles @ Calder
† R*n 913 - Oct 7 - Knickers @ Gawler
† R*n 914 - Oct 14 - Speed Hump @ Ridgley
† R*n 915 - Oct 20 - Burnie Ten weekend pt I
† R*n 916 - Oct 21 - Burnie Ten weekend pt II