So all the MO-siders and a few O’Fallonese people drove the 100 miles to Edwardsville for the semi-official April Fools Hash. What exactly is an “April Fools Hash” anyway? When drinking, lying, and trickery are part of the status quo, shouldn’t an April Fools Hash be very ordinary and honest? Not this one, we got the shiggyest of the shaggy trails I ever seen.
I had a little dejavu when entering
have a wealth of backsliders and even a couple of true bitch hashers. ON-OUT 6 steps to the first chick check and nobody’s ready to let‘em out so we wait for the harriettes to do their checking. This would prove to be a recurring theme for the trail. Damn prudes. Props to Nurse for being a free spirit. (or maybe she’s just too lazy to go checking) Up a steep-a$$ hill, through a backyard, around the block and wouldn’t know it, a F*CKING HASH HALT. I’m just going to say it right now, If you need 15 minutes cranium start and have a hash halt in the first mile, you’re a P*SSY. Not aiming that at G anyone L inA particular D,
just H saying E it A to T whoever E might H be E listening R. Right out of the halt is a steep downhill and I’m kinda thinking, “One stage dive right now, and 8 hashers are gone. Coool!” Then the CB 12, awesome! Whiney and Help Me sniffed it out before we got there but we ran it out anyway. ON-ON to
Mississippi River Festival only it didn’t look like no concert venue I ever seen, just a strip of asphalt surrounded by 28 years of bushes. ON-OUT again and right back to the creek and the muddy banks and the sticker bushes. Nice work Gladdy. The Turkey-Eagle split was missed by the leaders so for the first time during the hash I wasn’t chasing Whiney and Help Me and stopping to pick up my left lung every 5 minutes. ON-IN at the SKYLAB. Didn’t that thing fall out of the sky back in the 70’s? Maybe that’s why they had to close the MRF, SKYLAB fell on it. I just wish we had a little more light so we could see the astronomy students faces as they realized we weren’t
other students, just a bunch of drunken weirdos. Circle again was short and sweet, so short that Cliff forgot about Gladdys birthday. I think that’s 2 weeks in a row. So we sang Happy Bday F U to Gladdy at the ON-AFTER. Plenty-o-pitchers and songs and typical hasher stupidity for hours of fun.
I was really hoping to see some Snatchquatch lake swimming because I missed it last time. Alas, no Snatchquatch and no island marks. Thanks to LCS for leading a drunk to the highway.
Venue: Edwardsville, IL.
Your hares: GladHeAteHer's April Fools' Hash - “who's more foolish, the
fool, or the fool who follows him”
A to B Trail!!!
That's right! An A-B trail the day after April Fools' Day. Believe it?
Same starting point as my and Dewey's trail in January, but a whole
different trail this time. I swear. Should be a long pavement pounder.
Bring extra shoes in case you get wet. You will need a flashlight. No
ID Needed. Wear Dress Clothes. I know you should never believe the hare,
but doesn't April Fools' day cancel that out?
Is this trail near a metro link station?: No
Is this trail stroller/wheel chair friendly?: No
Walker's Map?: I doubt it, but maybe a map for autohashers with gimpy feet
MAP LINK HERE:
From MO – Take 270 East until you hit I-255. Take I-255 North and get off on the exit for New Poag Road. Take a right off of the exit and go into Edwardsville. New Poag will Turn into St. Louis Street after the stop light. Take a Left at the stop sign onto Elm. Take a Left onto Grand Ave, and a subsequent Right onto Terry. Take this back to to Hoppe Park and you'll see Hashers in the parking lot on the left.
From IL - Take I-255 North and get off on the exit for New Poag Road. Take a right off of the exit and go into Edwardsville. New Poag will turn into St. Louis Street after the stop light. Take a Left at the stop sign
onto Elm. Take a Left onto Grand Ave, and a subsequent Right onto Terry. Take this back to Hoppe Park and you'll see Hashers in the parking lot on the left.
On After Location: Not sure yet. Probably somewhere that has food and beer in Edwardsville.
Maybe The Hideout in Granite City if enough people feel like going back.
What do you think?
In case you get lost or need further directions you may contact GladHeAteHer @ (618)406-7684.