May's camp out was scheduled for Yeuga Knobbs in McDade, Tx. Unfortunately it rained almost all day Saturday and all the hounds cancelled - except Hose A and his pup Heidi. Bubbles and I laid parts of the trail in the pouring rain, stashed the beer by the beaver pond and waited at the entrance for any hardy souls to brave the wet. 10 lbs of flour and some survey tape, but in the end only Hose A came out, so we ran the trail backwards with him and his dog Heidi. Rexx also enjoyed doing trail twice and the rain stopped just as we were heading out so we could enjoy trail and retrieve the beer. Thankfully Hose A and Bubbles helped to lighten the load and we took the remaining beer and even had a second beer check by another pond.
Even tho the rain had let up, we decided not to camp overnight and headed home, a little dejected that the rain scared away the hounds. Despite the wet, mud, and fire ant I think a good time was had by all three of us. We had a boat ride, and a good two hours in the woods.
Okay, I can tell you a little more about this month's hash. Hopefully enough to entice you to come out and camp with us, but not too much to scare you away! Come anytime after noon on Saturday to set up camp. Hash time will be 2pm but perhaps a little later if it's really warm. Your $20 hash cash is going to pay for our porta-potty rental, great food, camping and lots of beer, if you just wanna hash it's only $10. Feel free to tell a friend, bring a virgin, etc... but they must RSVP to get final directions.
Since this is a remote and rural property it has NO water or electricity. Please plan to bring your jugs and at least a gallon of water per person, flashlights, lanterns, glow sticks, etc... there will be plenty of wood on site (that's what she said) for our bonfire - if conditions are appropriate. This place is SO super secret that it may even have a resident beaver or two along with the usual wild critters: hogs, deer, snakes, etc... so be advised that this is a wild and shiggy place, and you will get your feet wet!
We have special permission to use this place and as long as the neighbor's don't complain (they are at least a 1/2 mile away), then we may be able to come back at some future point in time - no time traveling is planned, but you never know. The road in to this property is a little rough (gravel with a high crown) so please leave your expensive roadsters and motorcycles at home and bring out the jeeps, trucks and 4X4s or hitch a ride with someone who has one. It may be possible to carpool in from a nearby local location so if you need a ride in, just ask and I'll help coordinate.