Hash House Harriers

The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH, H3, or referred to simply as hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running, social clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a hash or hash run, with participants calling themselves hashers or hares and hounds.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Penang Hill

As a regular hiker I enjoy my walks over Penang Hill and frequently use the trail to Level 3 and 5.

The walk is maintained in a tidy condition by volunteers who cut fallen branches and sweep away leaves. That was until your organization used the track last week. While I understand the need to post hundreds of paper footprints to guide your members, I do not understand why you left your litter behind after the event. To litter the environment in this way for your enjoyment, and then spoil it for the other hill users after you have gone is totally irresponsible.

Someone in your organization should have been given the responsibility to go back and collect up all the footprints after your event had finished and so return the track to the clean condition you found it in as respect for other users and to the environment.

You give your organisation a bad name with this type of behavior.

I hope in future HHH can learn to respect the environment in the interests of all users, especially those volunteers giving their spare time to maintain these tracks. I feel so sorry for them.

Philip Jones

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