Haring can be a lot of fun. And, nothing—well almost nothing—can affect your hash reputation more than your ability to lay trail. Don’t be misled—it’s not as easy as it looks and involves lots of planning and work. Hares donate their time, energy, and pay their own expenses (flour, chalk, tempera paint, shots, novelties, etc.). Here is advice to help you lay a good one. And, if you find this page totally useless, check out Pike’s Peak HHH’s hareguide–now that’s detail.
So You Think You Wanna Hare??
• Get a Date: Look at the Hareline to see what’s available. Then email email@example.com your preference & the general area of your trail.
• Pick a General Location: Some hashers feel compelled to set trail near their homes, office, notable landmark, etc. Feel no obligation to do any of the above. In fact, haring near your domicile could ruin any efforts at good neighborly relations!
• Find a Co-hare(s): You probably can’t do it alone & even if you could, what fun would that be? For your virgin trail, find someone who has hared before or you truly risk losing the entire pack on trail. If you have no idea who might help you, email firstname.lastname@example.org. One hare should be the Alpha Hare. This is usually an experienced hare that coordinates with the Hare Razor.
• 6 days prior (the Sunday prior to your trail) provide the Hare Razor with a trail announcement. See the sample outline published in the Trail Announcement Template.
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