Middle of Nowhere Hash Weekend

 

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE HASH WEEKEND 
 OCTOBER 5-8, 2018
T2 R10 Maine.
Northernmost (known) US hash event east of the Mississippi

Tentative Schedule: (written in Jello using chopsticks)

Friday, Oct 5th
  • 2:00p: Camp opens. Set up your crap, get acquainted, eat your food, drink your beers, engage in shenanigans.
  • 9PM:  Orienteering Challenge start
  • 10PM: Tent Crawl - bring something to share
Saturday, Oct 6th
  • 2PM (tentative - we may bump up to 1:30): PooF Trail
  • Directly Following Circle:  Challenges for those who have given us advanced notice
  • The usual shenanigans for the remainder of the day
Sunday, October 7th
  • 9:30AM: Easy Like Sunday Morning Hash
  • 12PM: Triathlon of Stupidity, Stage 1 - Run
  • 3PM: Triathlon of Stupidity, Stage 2 - Swim
  • 6PM: Triathlon of Stupidity, Stage 3 - Bike
  • 9PM:  Orienteering End
  • Followed by the usual nonsense.
Monday, October 8th
  • 10AM: GTFO
*Poof Survival Orienteering Challenge is a 48 hour event with elements of orienteering, land navigation, bushwacking, scavenger hunt, problem solving, etc. Basically, participants get a map and a list of various locations they must find, using whatever resources are available to them. Participants work at their own pace and complete whatever they feel like. More details to follow, pending sufficient interest in doing something crazy like this.
There will be a short window of time designated Saturday and Sunday to attempt non-trail dependant regular PooF challenges.

Rego:  
Not yet open.  Cost $TBD
  • Cost INCLUDES: Camping, beverages and snacks for trails, haberdashery, charcoal grills and charcoal, and misc supplies (paper plates and silverware...)
  • Cost DOES NOT INCLUDE: tent, personal food and beverages for the weekend, ice/ability to keep food stored/fresh
  • Payments must be made at time of rego and are non-refundable. 

Who's Coming: 

Nips                        PooF H3                                         
Bleeps                    Poof H3                       
                     

Important:
  • This event is being held on the edge of the 100 mile Wilderness, which means the chances of you getting indefinitely lost if you decide to zen or otherwise wander off during the weekend infinitely higher
  • While not uncommon for us to issue a hunting warning for a fall PooF trail, the sheer size of these woods and quantity of wildlife makes the warning for this trail more crucial. Wearing at least one brightly colored item on trail is strongly recommended (season at the time we'll be there includes deer by bow, bear by dog, quail/grouse/turkey/rabbut/squirrel/pheasant by gun)
  • Much of the land we'll be on is owned by logging companies.  We'll endeavor to keep out of active areas, but please tread cautiously thru deadfall, etc.
  • It's Maine in mid-October - it WILL be COLD!
  • The Golden Road is also owned by the logging companies, although they allow public use.  Please make note of the rules/regs of the road which are clearly posted as you near the Golden Road (logging trucks have the right of way!), and keep a watchful eye out for wildlife.  Also be aware that the Golden Road is semi-paved/semi-gravel.  Offshoots to the campsite and trails will be narrow dirt with a smattering of small rocks and dips.
  • Cell service is very spotty.  Please make sure you have your directions ready before you head up as you may not be able to contact folks already at camp or on trail.
  • The nearest town is Millinocket - 20mi away.  Please be sure to fill up your gas tank before leaving town to get on the Golden Road (we recommend the Dead River Gas Station across from the Rite Aid), and get any last food supplies (we recommend the Hannaford which is a half a block before the Dead River Gas Station). There is a private campground with a store near to where we'll be, but we would not advise relying on it.
  • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVING YOUR TRASH FROM THE CAMP WHEN YOU LEAVE.  Please keep in mind that your hares vehicles are full of stuff for the event and we do not have the capacity to clean up and carry stuff out for you.
  • Please respect your fellow hashers, other folks we run into, the rules of the campground, the nature around you, and any cautions Nips and Bleeps express.
  • PooF mis-management does not support 'smoking'  Please do not smoke at/near/upwind of where we'll be gathering for meals, campfire, and schenanigans.
  • If you sell your rego to someone, you and the person you are selling to need to notify us ASAP.  If haberdashery ends up being a clothing item, we make no guarantee that the person you sell to will be able to get it in his/her size.
  • By signing the waiver when you pay your rego, you aknowledge that you've read and understand the above, and intend to act accordingly.
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