Sunday 1st December 2013
Run number 1848
Hare: Mad Dog
The 8.3 km long trail from 2.6 km up
The altitude profile of the trail (from 120m to 370m i.e. a 250m climb)
Trail shown on a topographical contour map
The trail and surrounds from 14.5 km up
Saint Ephraim Monastery from 800m up
The monastery is at an altitude of 130 metres from sea level
St. Ephraim of Mount Amomon is world famous for his healing powers
Many sick people visit this monastery & some abandon crutches to show they were healed.
So hashers, if you have fractures or joint problems you know where to go to get fixed :-)
Saint Ephraim Monastery and an icon of the saint
BEFORE THE RUN
Mountain Goat, Fair Cop, visitors Candyfloss & Smuttars, Wet Dream
Some hashers were away this weekend and others stayed away because of the bad weather.
Shame because there were some great views on this run and the rain held off during the run.
Mad Dog , Fair Cop, visitors Candyfloss & Smuttars, Wet Dream
Rain clouds and very overcast
FRB Visitor Candyfloss
Group photo before starting the descent section
Hare Mad Dog's down-down
The group says "Happy Birthday" to our founder Brian Gray (in the UK)
(The Serifis in Paleo Pendeli)
We had 1 kilo of roast suckling pig, plates of roast chicken and kondosouvli
plus salad, starters, 3 plates of chips, lots of beer and wine for 15 euros each.
(Five of us and we couldn't eat it all!!)
Serifis taverna business card
(Ovelias means lamb in old Katharevousa Greek & Ovelistirio is the place where lamb is cooked)
Doggie box with surplus meat (suckling pig and chicken) for Doggie Style
- EXTRAS -
SOME PHOTOS TAKEN WHILE LAYING THE TRAIL
Says "To the holy monastery of Saint Ephraim"
Such a suprise as one draws close.
A wonderfully green section on an otherwise almost bare mountainside.
A check and a View stop
The monastery gates
The opening times:
MORNING: 07.00 - 12.00
AFTERNOON: 16.00 - 18.00
(MIDDAY 12.00 - 16.00 IS CLOSED)
THE DIRECTIONS TO THE RUN