According to the renowned scholarly resource Wikipedia, “The Fountain of Youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters.” In the 16th century, famed Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León set off to find this mythical fountain in what is now modern day Florida. He thought he had struck fountain gold when he was told by Native Americans that the Fountain of Youth was not in Florida, but rather in a land called Bimini. Frustrated, and still hoping to exploit tourists, he founded Disneyworld and cashed out. Having failed to preserve his youth, however, he died in 1521.
Half a millenium later, acclaimed hash-plorers Sink & Destroy, Just Pete and AssTounger made a startling discovery: Bimini is actually a Spanish mispronunciation of Beijing, and the Fountain of Youth is a mistranslation of 神泉, the Fountain of Gods! This month, the Beijing Boxer Hash will lead hashers on an expedition to rediscover the Fountain of Gods, traversing stunning peaks and harrowing ledges to to stake our claim. But the real questions are: when we drink from the fountain, will it taste like Yanjing? What kind of powers will this magical fountain bestow upon those who drink from it? Only hashers who join next Saturday will find out!
Sink & Destroy, Just Pete, & AssTonguer
About 10k. Be mentally and physically prepared for some strenuous verticals and mild shiggy as the price for spectucular vistas. Walk will be suitable for those who prefer a more leisurely pace.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Meet at 10:00 a.m. Departure at 10:30 a.m. sharp!
- Hash Cash:
150 RMB will get you a boxer trail, snacks, circle, bottomless drinks, and a bash! And if you think that’s a bargain, for only 50 RMB more, you can add a breakfast buffet of eggs, sausage, potatoes, bread and tomatoes plus a drink of your choice (coffee, bloody mary, etc.) at XL bar pre-departure!
(**Please make sure to note which option you choose when signing up below! Breakfast will only be guaranteed for those who indicate that option on the form.**).
- Meet up:
1-022 Shoukai Bojun Nanqu, Xindong Lu (新东路首开铂郡南区1-022).
*Click here for Baidu map*
It’s on Xindong Lu in the complex just north of Heaven and south of Lily’s American Diner. To find it, try to go to Heaven and then go the other way.
Shenquanxia, Tanchangcun, Mentougou
- What to bring:
Proper protection — a hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, etc. Sustenance — a vessel to carry water and an energy bar on trail. Your cell phone. Running shoes. A sense of adventure. A sense of direction.