#28 May the Fourth Be with You

*Optional H4 Prelube #28*
Saturday, May 3, 2014
 
7 pm - 9:45 pm dinner/drinks at Dogfish Head Alehouse (800 W Diamond Ave, 
Gaithersburg, MD)
 
Leave at 9:45 to walk (~0.3 miles) to Shadowland for laser tag at 10 pm
(624 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878).
 
Those only wanting to do laser tag should arrive at Shadowland at 10 pm.
 
We have a group reservation for up to 39 people. 
 
Print and fill out the waiver: 
http://www.shadowlandadventures.com/pdf/Waiver1.pdf
 
Note: the spot in the top left corner for your "alias."
*VERY IMPORTANT*!!!!!!!!!
* Add your name to the “Who’s Cuming” list *BY 6 pm* the night of the
event *OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE A SPOT!* ***
 
Add yourself here - http://doodle.com/ew2cw394fx449kt8
 
*H4 Trail #28*
Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
$5.00 USD
A to A, then B (as in “Brunch”)
Hares away – 9:55 a.m.
Pack away – 10:00 a.m.
 
*Theme:*
“May the Fourth Be with You (even if you don’t lisp) – A Travail Through
the Wormholes From Inner to Outer Space.”
 
*Hare(s):*
Fucking Squid and TOFTS
 
*Start:*
6800 Versar Center Dr.
Springfield, VA 22151
 
*Metro Accessibility:*
Nearest Metro Station – Franconia-Springfield Station. A 3.4 mi. walk to
Point A.
 
*D'Erections:*
From I-495, east on Braddock Rd. . . . or
From I-395, west on Edsall Rd. . . .
 
However you get there, then south on Backlick Rd, East on Hechinger Rd, 
straight ahead on Versar Center Dr and weave through office park to 6800. 
Park. Hash.
 
*Après*
Parking lot (i.e., outdoor)
Bring chair, umbrella, candelabra, or whatever else might ring your chime. 
“No Dumping”
 
*Parking:*
Lots of parking
 
*On On On Brunch:*
Silverado’s
7052 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
(3.1 mi. – go north on Backlick Rd. then northeast on Columbia Pike)

*Brunch Specials:*
Food and beer
 
*Important Warning:*
HEADLAMP / FLASHLIGHT / TORCH / BATTLE LANTERN is *MANDATORY*!
 
*Expected conditions:*
Wet, potentially underground
 
*Trail Length (Approx):*
Penguin – <1 mile
Turkey – ~1.5 miles
Eagle – 3.71 miles (if you guess each check correctly)
 
*Shiggy Rating:* (1 = None to 10 = Jungle Bushwhacking)
Penguin – 2 – trail is shorter, easier, but your tootsies will get wet (and
more than your tootsies, potentially, depending on the recent rainfall and
the tide). You will also need some source of illumination.
 
Turkey – 4 – not as short, or as easy. And gosh, you too are likely to get
wet.
 
Eagle – 7 – trail is survivable; this trail has been run before, but beware
of trying to shortcut. When this trail was run by DCH3, the Horn (who set
the trail) finished in 1 hr., 30 min. The majority of the pack finished
within two hours, and the DFLs (who tried to shortcut) finished 3 hrs., 20
min. after the first FRB.
 
*Dog Friendly:*
There will be shiggy and manmade obstacles; it will be virtually impossible
for a dog that you care for and that you are not willing to carry for 4
miles.
 
*Stroller Friendly:*
 Absolutely do *not *bring children.

*More Information for Consideration:*
 Trail will be using Kuala Lumpur rules and trail markings!
 
Although it is May the Fourth, costumes are highly discouraged since they
probably will not be wearable again after trail.
 
On “The Day of Rest… Fuck Th@t!" On