Venue: Burning Hare is the first and maybe only hash event ever to take place in the quaint cottages of New Piasa Chautauqua. The inspiration for the hash comes from a similar but just slightly larger event called the Burning Man. Learn more about it here. You won't need a costume for this hash... heck, you may not even need clothes. Come only with an open mind and be prepared for some radical self expression, reciprocal altruism and serious decommodification with maybe a dash of absurdity and revelry thrown in. Trying to tell you what the Burning Hare hash will be like is like trying to explain what 'purple' looks like to someone who is blind. Just come and experience it for yourself.
Dinner will be served. Bring a chair for the bonfire. The trail is walker friendly but the terrain is rugged. The warmer the weather the longer the trail but definitely less than 4 miles, and it's supposed to be 50 and sunny! There is at least one beer stop and view from it is rumored to be spectacular.
Meet at Fast Eddie's by 2:30. We'll cranium up there at 3:00. New Piasa Chautauqua is located just off the River Road between Alton and Grafton (closer to Grafton - apx 13 miles from Alton). Look for the Lighthouse at the entrance. We're going to leave the gate locked 'up' for a bit, but if you get there and its closed, walk in about 600 feet staying to your left and we'll come let you in.
We will likely have the village to ourselves but this is a very small and close-knit community and Just Chuck just renovated his cottage. We in fact, are the first ones to really see it done. So, in the spirit of
the Burning Man, leave no trace and be kind to all God's creatures.
Metro Link Station: Hahahahahaha.
Bring: Warm clothes, a chair to sit in and a flashlight. It will get darker and colder later.
Address: Fast Eddie's Bon-Air,
From MO (45 minutes from Downtown): Merge onto I-70 W via the ramp on the left to
From IL (50 minutes from Belleville): Take the ramp onto I-255 N. Take exit 6 toward
For those that think they will be arriving after 3, please follow these directions. You may need to call someone you know is there if the gate is locked.
Address: New Piasa Chautauqua,
From MO (1 hour 5 minutes from Downtown): Merge onto I-70 W via the ramp on the left to
From IL (1 hour 10 minutes from Belleville): Take the ramp onto I-255 N. Take exit 6 toward
From Fast Eddie's (25 minutes): Head east on E 4th St toward E Broadway/
If you get lost or need further assistance, please contact Help Me @ 314-402-6791