Hash Marks

True trail

True trail

Three marks indicate true trail. ┬áThese marks will not necessarily be close to each other or easy to find, nor will they necessarily be dots. Three markings of any kind (dot, line, cross, etc) indicate true trail. Two or fewer indicate false trail. When you count three marks call “On On!”

Arrow

True trail

An arrow is an immediate indication of true trail. If you see an arrow call “On On,” or blow your whistle because you’ve found trail!

Circle up

Circle up

The circle up mark means that the hounds must wait until the entire pack reaches the mark before continuing. Often, the gather mark will be accompanied with a note card describing a task to be completed. The task must be completed once the entire pack is present.

Beer near

Beer near

BN or Beer Near indicates that there is… You guessed it. Beer near! Be on the lookout for an upcoming beer stop or a stash of booze on trail.

Boob check

Boob check

A Boob check is a special intersection where the harriettes are expected to find true trail, OR they can show some boobage and make the guys find the way.

Dick check

Dick check

A Dick check is another special intersection where the guys are expected to search for true trail, OR they can hang dong and make the ladies do the searching.

False trail

False trail

The false mark indicates a dead end. Hounds should return to the last decision mark and look for true trail. This sign will not always be present on a false trail. They will be used at the discretion of the hares on particularly confusing trails. Note: The “three mark” rule applies when using this mark. That means that the false trail mark must be the first or second marking on a false trail.

Example

Example marking

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