Hashing / Hiking in Grenada

Never heard about hashing? If an algorithm comes to your mind, then you're a computer geek!  This is not what this post is about.

Hashing is trail running / hiking in a group with a big focus on socializing (liming) afterwards. The Hashers proudly call themselves "Drinkers with a running problem". Every Saturday the designated hasher sets the trail, marking it with shredded paper. Watch out for false trails though which lead to a dead end. They purposely set them to throw you off track.
We did something similar when we were kids; it is called 'Schnitzeljagd' in German. We just didn't drink the beer afterwards. Have a look at the exact description on Wikipedia. It's quite interesting how hashing originated.

I finally made it to my first hash in Grenada.
It was actually the 850th hash over 29 years. That is an impressive number for a reocurring social event on such a small island.
This big event lurred an estimated 300 hashers! You can only imagine the atmosphere that afternoon.
Check out our short video of the Hash from today, October 25th, 2014 in Westerhall, St. David .



I can only encourage any visitor to Grenada to join a hash. It is a great way to meet people and see the beauty of Grenada beyond the main tourist sites. The event unites absolutely everyone and first time visitors, or "virgins" as they call them, are always very welcomed and always initiated.

Explaining the rules, welcoming the virgins
The start at Westerhall Estate
A bottleneck in the beginning
Slippery downhill section
Refreshing shower
The trail leading us through the forest
The start and endpoint at Westerhall Estate

The hash started at the Rum Factory of Westerhall Estate. The long walkers route is displayed in the map.

Comments

  1. May I ask when the next Hash event is? I will be on island 20th January - 29th January. Sounds like so much fun! Thank you

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  2. Hello! You should really go! The hashes are every saturday and will be posted on this website: http://www.grenadahash.com/next-hashes or on this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/grenadahash/ Have a look on those pages a couple of days before the hash. Have fun!

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  3. Hi! Thank you for sharing. I'm looking forward to this.

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