Will you go out with us? #OptOutside

This Black Friday why not do something different? It’s the day after Thanksgiving, isn’t that a great day to #OptOutside? Join Dirty Girl Adventures GLOW OUTSIDE! We are SUPER excited to host this event for all of you.

Sponsored by @REI and @CamberOutdoors, this is a FREE EVENT!!!

The first 20 people to register for Glow Outside will receive a FREE HEADLAMP and the first 20 people to arrive at basecamp will receive a FREE T-SHIRT!  We will have a limited supply of additional shirts available for purchase in the Dirty Shop after the hike.

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What: Glow Outside: Night Hike

When: Friday November 25th

Register: Even though it’s FREE we want to plan carefully for you, register in the Dirty Shop 

Check in: 5:30pm

Where: Perry Lake Hiking Biking Trails – from Highway 24 take 237 Road North, go through the State Park, across the bridge and past the marina. You will turn East onto 74th Road and take that to the end of the road – follow signs to Dirty Girl Base Camp. GOOGLE MAP LINK

What: A night hike on wooded trails, these trails include some rocky sections as well as some steep inclines and declines. We will travel approximately 3 miles. Feel like that might be too far? No worries, hike out and back if you choose or just join us around the campfire – we want YOU to come outside with us!

Bring: A flashlight or head lamp, a chair for time around the campfire, snacks or beverages of your choosing, a friend – kids, friends and Dirty Dudes are WELCOME!

Provided: Trail guide, trail support, sweep hiker, campfire, s’mores, a good time! #OptOutside

This FREE EVENT is made possible by @REI and @CamberOutdoors.

“Will you go out with us?”

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Give the gift of Adventure

It’s that time of year again, time to go shopping. What should you get for the woman who has everything? What should you get for the family to increase your quality time? We have what you need! Shop local with DGA. 

A 2017 membership to the Dirty Girl Club will be a great gift to treat yourself or your  beloved Dirty Girl. This gift is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only will she get an awesome club t-shirt, she will also get 20% off most Dirty Girl Adventure events and some incentive to practice self care throughout the year. 

Dirty Gift Certificate might be just the thing. A gift certificate could be used for any Adventure, Dirty Girl apparel or other Dirty Swag. The Dirty Sippy Cups are pretty handy! 😆

You could also give the gift of our first 2017 event. Scheduled for January 21st, it’s New Year, New You: A Retreat. This event involves art, massage and time to reflect on the new year. 

It’s time to shop without having to go shopping. And the best part? You can shop local, make your purchase online and then go outside to play! 

When you purchase a gift certificate, *email us the details and we’ll personalize it and send it to you for printing and wrapping. If you purchase a membership as a gift, *email us the details and we’ll send you a special certificate to deliver to your Dirty Girl.

*deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com

2017 Adventure Schedule is READY!

2017 Dirty Girl Adventures Schedule of Events!

Mark your calendars NOW!
Remember, we add more events throughout the Adventure Season so check back often!

Events open for sale in the Dirty Shop 4-6 weeks prior to the date of the event.

January
1/1 – First Day Hike   Free                                                                                                                                A free short hike to start the year off right! Stay tuned for details!

1/4 – Wednesdays with Wine  Free   6-8pm                                                                                           Free event at Crooked Post Winery from 6-8pm – join us to learn the Basics of             Backpacking!

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1/21 – New Year, New You! A Retreat!   10am – 4pm $100
This event will be held in Lecompton in a lovely historic building. All of our participants will receive 15 minutes of massage, provided by a therapist from Body Specific, LLC. We will each create an individualized piece of art to take home. Throughout the day, we will teach you about establishing some habits of self care. Parts of the day will be a surprise to you but we promise that you’ll feel energized for the year, relaxed for the day and inspired to challenge yourself! We will give you more details as the event gets closer.

February                                                                                                                                                    2/1 Wednesdays with Wine  Free 6-8pm                                                                                                Free event at Crooked Post Winery in Ozawkie from 6-8pm. Learn about Kayaking in Arkansas from those who have “been there, done that”!

2/11 – Eagle Hike  Check in at 12:30 Event from 1-4pm $35 regular $25 member                         Join us for a winter adventure, starting at Crooked Post Winery in Ozawkie! We will take you to see some nesting American Bald Eagles in the Perry Lake Area. We will likely hike approximately 3 – 4 miles total, visiting 2 locations.

March
3/1 Wednesdays with Wine  Free 6-8pm
Free event at Crooked Post Winery from 6-8pm – join us to learn about potential Adventures in Kansas!

3/4 – Thunder Ridge Three Mile! Check in at 8:30.                                                                          Event from 9 – 11am lunch to follow $40 regular $30 member                                                       Join us for an enjoyable afternoon hiking the Thunder Ridge Trail near Perry Lake. We will gather after the hike for lunch and social time around the fire. This trail includes some tough, technical areas with steep inclines/declines.

3/11 – 8 Miles of March Madness  Check in at 8:30.                                                                             Event from 9 – 1pm $40 regular $30 member
Join us to hike 8 Miles on the PLT (Perry Lake Trail). We will choose a section of this 29 mile trail to enjoy with you. This trail includes difficult, technical trail with steep inclines/declines.

April
4/1 – Fool’s Day Hike Check in at 8:30.                                                                                             Event from approximately 9 – 12. $40 regular $30 member
Join us to hike the 5 mile Fitch Nature Trails at the KU Field Station. Odds are we’ll go to lunch at Johnny’s when we are done! No pets allowed on the Field Station.

4/21 – 4/23 Dirty Girls Get Away!  6pm Friday  through Sunday afternoon                             $350 regular $300 member
Join us at Camp White on Council Grove Reservoir for 2 nights, 6 meals, serenity, a ropes challenge course, a hike while visiting to the Tallgrass National Preserve, art and time around the campfire with your people! We will end this event at the Tallgrass National Preserve Sunday afternoon.

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Trust building, challenge Ropes course at Camp White

May
5/20 – First Yak!
$30 regular rental $24 member rental $15 regular *OYO $10 member *OYO
Kayak Season Opener! Will it be the River or the Lake? We’ll have to wait and see what the weather brings!

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Kansas River Sunset from the Sandbar

June
6/17 – River Run
$40 rental, $30 member rental, $15 regular *OYO, $10 member *OYO
Lawrence to Eudora or Eudora to DeSoto, join us for a 10 mile paddle on the Mighty Kaw – all day event.

July
7/15 – Up River Run
$50 rental, $40 member rental, $25 regular *OYO, $15 member *OYO
We’ll head to Manhattan to hit the Blue River for a bit then paddle the Mighty Kaw to St. George for an 11.5 mile outing – all day event.

August

8/26 – 5th Annual Ass Kicker                                                                                                                     Rental $50, member rental $40, $25 regular *OYO, $15 club *OYO
Spend the ENTIRE day on the river – 20 miles to go from Lawrence to DeSoto. Will we float, paddle or pull?

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Ass Kicker 2016 SO MUCH FUN!

September
9/23 – Refresh! A Retreat Experience
$150 regular $125 member
Relax with us! We will teach some self care, practice some mindfulness and some yoga, make art, sit in spirit spots, take a walk, float in the kayaks, eat lunch, get a massage and recharge our spirits.

October
10/21 and 10/22 – ALL the WAY!
Early Bird Price $140 for All the Way, $70 for Halfway Deadline October 1st
Check in 7:30am Saturday and Sunday
We will hike the entire Perry Lake Trail, 29 miles of self challenge and accomplishment. Includes guide, trail support, lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch, camping and great company!

November
11/4 – Bird Yak
$30 regular rental $24 member rental $15 regular *OYO $10 member *OYO
Last kayaking event of the season, let’s paddle on Lake Perry and check out the migratory birds.

December
12/2 – End of Year Celebration and Gathering 4-6pm at the Crooked Post Winery
Join us for social time, pictures and fun!

*OYO means own your own kayak!

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This is one of our favorite pictures, it reminds us of great time with great Dirty Girls!

Beers of the Kaw!

Wow! Today we enjoyed the Friends of the Kaw event Beers of the Kaw at Abe and Jake’s Landing in Lawrence. It was awesome! There were breweries there from across Kansas and a bazillion people! What a great way to support the Kansas River Keeper and Friends of the Kaw! Thanks everyone! beersofthekaw

We had a great time meeting and talking with so many people. We hope that all of you will come outside with us sometime soon! Our 2017 Schedule is posted HERE! 

The winner of the $40 Gift Certificate in the contest to guess the weight of the backpack guessed correctly at … 39.8 pounds!

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Woohoo! Guesses ranged from 27 pounds to 100 pounds. Come out to the Crooked Post Winery for Wednesday’s with Wine on January 4th from 6-8pm to learn some “Basics about Backpacking”