As I was writing this, I randomly found this quote and felt that it applied to Dirty Girl Adventures. Both the adventuring itself and the wonderful Dirty Girls and Guys that are along for the ride!
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
– Helen Keller
The Dirty Mamas hiked the section of the Perry Lake Trail that is slotted for the next event, “Another 8”, and it was MARVELOUS! Of course, we were doubly blessed with a beautiful 70* day which no doubt added to the awesomeness.
This section of the Perry Lake Trail is less rocky than the section we did last time. While it does have some tough inclines it is also less hilly. It crosses through quite a bit of open land though and wearing long pants is recommended. There were a lot of scratchy spots along the way – knee socks and shorts would work, too. This section of the trail will also allow for a couple of check points and water refill spots – our “Token Male” Gregg will be helping us out for this. Yay! Also, we each took some sun and spotted at least one tick and a couple of mosquitoes so break out the SPF moisturizer and sunscreen as well as some bug spray for this one! The 70* day increased our water consumption – I finished my entire 2.0 liters of water before we were done. If the weather is warm in April, be sure to hydrate the day before the event as well as bringing a good amount of water. (Of course, you should be hydrating every day anyway!)
As we hiked, we really enjoyed the conversation and the scenery. A goal for “Another 8” is to SLOW DOWN and refresh, recharge and rejuvenate! We will work to accommodate everyone’s comfortable pace but want to encourage you to relax, sight see and conversate! As we move into spring, it is a good time to contemplate our self care and rejuvenation. Taking a long walk in the woods is a great way to do it! We also found this rocking awesome rock beach along the way! It was a great spot to relax and decompress. Our entire group will stop here to chillax during the hike.
For “Another 8” we will meet at Hog Holler for registration and check in around noon. It looks like the Party Bus will be back to transport us to the Trail Head on Ferguson where we will have feet on the trail by 1pm. We will travel over some hilly and rocky terrain as well as through some open land for approximately 8 miles to get to the Dirty Girl Club House at Hog Holler. This is not a run. It is a hike, a stroll. Pacing is important, not just for our sightseeing enjoyment and conversation but, when we hike the entire 30 miles later in October we are not going to want to go too fast! My anticipation is that we will travel approximately 30 minutes per mile arriving at Hog Holler between 4:00 – 5:00. Door Prizes will be drawn at 5:30! Those who are wearing a Dirty Girl Adventures shirt will receive an additional ticket for the drawing. This event is open to Dirty Girls, Dirty Guys and Dirty Teens. When we arrive at Hog Holler, we will be rewarded for our efforts with a 20% discount on our late lunches and relax in the official Dirty Girl Club House!
Details: Sunday, April 6th, 2014, 12:00pm – 6:30ish
Early T-shirt Registration: $25 by March 23rd! This will get you a great day with fun but slightly Dirty Peeps and the potential for some fairly awesome prizes! Dirty Girls do it in the Woods! T-shirt included in this price! Now available – unisex t-shirts instead of only the ladies cut!
No T-shirt Registration: $10 up to the day of the event. You already own a great “Dirty Girls do it in the Woods!” T-shirt so wear it or something else and you will be eligible for prizes and you will enjoy the day with the Dirty Peeps!
Supplies: WATER, comfy hiking shoes, camera, light snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, charged but turned off phone for emergencies or photos, $ for a delicious meal, beverages or snack at the official Dirty Girl Clubhouse at Hog Holler Saloon!