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Saturday 08/09/2003 #331

2nd Annual Campout / Float Trip / Skydive @ Bourbon

Nobody has written the Hash Trash yet...WHY ARE WE WAITING!?!?!



Friday, Saturday & Sunday Aug. 8, 9 & 10


(follow trail if you dare!)
Venue: Blue Springs Ranch - Bourbon, MO /Quantum Leap Skydive Center - Sullivan, MO

Hares: Norman Bates/ PMS
We will reserve a campsite for Friday and Saturday evenings at Blue Springs Ranch Resort in Bourbon, Mo. The campground has showers and a country store. The campground is located on the Meramec River and there is access to the river if you want to swim. You must complete and sign the waiver to participate in these events. You have to give PMS $54 per person for camping, floating, and hash beer.

Registration Form
Schedule of Events
Who is coming so far?
Stuff to Bring

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (This is a hash, all times subject to change)

FRIDAY: Show when you can. The entrance to the campground closes early Friday evening (10 or something like that, we'll keep you posted on that). You do need to have reservations to get into the campsite.
8:00 pm - Campground social and drunken paddle/tipped canoe instruction.
10:30 pm - There will be a short trail.

SATURDAY: 11:00 a.m. - Blue springs Ranch will pick us up for the float.
Eating: You're on your own, so bring your own food. (We will do a weenie roast on some gravel bar along the way, but it'll only be hotdogs and buns, nothing extravagant...very primitive.. and if you get separated from the pack, we won't deliver).
Drinking - Bring your own beverages/beer for the float trip.
9:00 p.m. - Hash starts - Mystery Hare - hash if you dare!
10:00 p.m. (or there abouts) Circle
Saturday's float will start at approximately 11:00 a.m. Big Hump will make reservations for canoes. The float is 10 miles long starting at Onondaga Cave and lasts approximately 4 hours along the upper Meramec River. Please contact Norman Bates clstroud@aol.com or PMS bh4hareraiser@yahoo.com if you want to be paired up with a paddle partner.

SUNDAY: Sunday's trail will start at 14,000 feet over Sullivan, MO at Quantum Leap skydive center. (Transportation not provided to the skydive center)
10:00 a.m. (or thereabouts) - Arrive at the Skydive site. Jumps will be tandem, meaning that you are attached to a licensed, trained expert and you jump together. By going tandem, the instruction time is minimal, and you actually get to experience the freefall. Once your instructor secures your harnesses together, the two of you will jump from the plane at about 14,000 feet and experience the thrill of freefalling! You then have the option of pulling the ripcord yourself, or letting the instructor do it for you. Once your chute is deployed, you will enjoy a peaceful, six-minute, parachute flight back to the airport. With your instructor's assistance, the two of you will steer the parachute to a soft, on-target landing. Immediately following your skydive, you will be presented with a certificate honoring your achievement. We've jumped at Quantum Leap before and the experience was absolutely incredible.


Directions to Campground:
Directions from St. Louis Missouri starting at I-270 and I-44. Travel 55 miles west on I-44. Take Bourbon, Mo exit #218 and turn left to cross the overpass. Follow the loop through the town of Bourbon. At the end of town, turn right onto Highway N and follow Highway N for 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Blue Springs Road. After 1.5 miles turn right into the Blue Springs Ranch front gate entrance. The entrance to the campground closes early Friday evening (10 or something like that, we'll keep you posted on that).

Directions to Skydive Center:
From 270 and 44, travel west on I-44 to the first Sullivan, Missouri exit #226, (Meramec State Park exit). Turn right at the top of the ramp, and then turn left on the service road (HWY 185 north). Go west approximately 1/2 of a mile to the Sullivan Regional Airport sign, and turn right on highway AF. Go north 3/4 of a mile to the Quantum Leap sign, and turn right on Airport road.


Bring your own food for the weekend and bring your own beverages for the float trip. The campground has barbeque pits and the Big Hump will provide charcoal. Bring flashlights - for the Saturday night run, tent, sleeping bag, pillow, lawn chair, towels, extra shoes, songbooks, bug spray, sun tan lotion, lanterns any other personal items you may need.


HASHING ONLY: The campground offers a single day-pass for $3.00, so to hash only, the cost will be $3.00 plus a $5.00 hash fee.

CAMPING and HASHING - To camp and hash only, the cost will be $35.00/ per person. This will include all your beer for the weekend (excluding the float trip), campground cost and hash dues plus lots of fun and plenty of songs. There are a couple of cabins available, but I guarantee they won't last long. You would need to schedule that yourself by calling Blue Springs at 1-800-333-8007. Sorry but we cannot divide the cost for a one night stay as the campground requires a two night minimum. They do have a refund policy if given 7 day advance notice. They charge a $10.00 refund fee. Their policy for undesirable weather conditions is no refunds.

CAMPING, FLOATING and HASHING - To float, the cost is $38.00 per canoe or $19.00 per person. Contact Norman Bates or PMS if you need to be paired up with a canoe partner. This includes a weenie roast.

SKYDIVING ONLY: The cost is $189.00 per person (if we have 10 jumpers, there is a $15 per person discount. If your birthday falls within a week of the actual jump you save $15). Maximum weight limit for a tandem skydive is 225 lbs. Quantum Leap requires a $50 deposit to make reservations. You will need to make your own reservations over the phone with cash, check, money order, or credit card #. They require a minimum of seven days notice for rescheduling or canceling an appointment. Please inform PMS when you make your reservation so that we can keep track of any group discount.

Summary Run: 331
Date: August 8-9-10, 2003
Title: 2nd Anal Camp, Float, and Skydive Weekend
Location: Blue Springs Ranch, near Bourbon, MO
Hare: Postage Tramp, Fart, Norman, not sure who else
Hash Shit: doh, forgot to give out the hash shit
Beer stop: who needs to stop... we took a keg on the float
On-After: Quantum Leap Skydiving, near Sullivan, MO
Attendance: 40

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