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Dirty Girl Camp Weekend

Yes, this year our annual September Retreat will be a little different – WE’RE GOING TO CAMP! Remember going to camp when you were a kid? Bunk beds, dining hall, campfires and s’mores? Yep, this retreat will have all of those things and more! We are going to be staying at Camp White on Council Grove Reservoir in the Flint Hills!! It is BEAUTIFUL THERE! Time to get away for a weekend to refresh and rejuvenate! (This is an event just for Dirty Girls!)

WHEN: September 23rd, 24th and 25th

WHERE: Camp White – located on Council Grove Reservoir in the Flint Hills

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TIME: Arrive Friday September 23rd between 4:30 – 7:30pm leave Sunday September 25th in the afternoon on your own schedule after 12pm (we will have activities until noon then you get a “to go” lunch to eat any where you choose – including your favorite spot at camp)

MEALS: Campfire and treats at 7:30pm Friday, three meals on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, coffee, tea and snacks provided throughout the weekend

LODGING: We will bunk out in Big Red Cabin. We will share “suites” and sleep in bunk beds! You bring your bedding, pillows and towels as well as personal care items.

ACTIVITIES: Hiking, Kayaking, High Ropes Course, Art project, Restorative Yoga Stretching, Instruction in Mindfulness, Mindful Walking in the Labyrinth, Spirit Spots, time alone, cultivation of personal growth, increased self awareness and more personal connections!!!!

Please know that if you are worried about any of these activities and your own ability to participate, that they are all adaptable, this is a self challenge weekend!

        

BRING: Comfortable clothing that will accommodate changing temperatures and activities throughout the weekend, bedding, towel and toiletries, at least two pair of shoes, camera, an open mind and heart, a book, downloaded music and headphones, hat, sunscreen, bug spray.

COST:  $350 Regular and $300 Club Sign up NOW in the Dirty Shop! 

More details as we think of them will be sent in an email before CAMP!

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT: SEPTEMBER 1st, 2016 with no refunds available. Earlier is better. 

REFUNDS:  Due to the planning time, lodging and meal components of this event, after August 23rd there will be no refunds. Extenuating circumstances will be considered. 

Dirty Girls went ALL the Way!

It was a rainy week.  The ground was wet and the air was cold.  It was time to hike 29 miles in two days!  This was a challenge and a joy enjoyed by Dirty Girls and other slightly strange people!  Joking aside, it turned out to be a gorgeous weekend!  All told, with some extra steps included, the fitbit wearing Dirty Girls agreed that our total mileage for the weekend was 32.75 miles – 18 on Saturday and 14.75 on Sunday!!  WooHoo!  Here are the pictures and a couple of cool stories to go along with them! Here are some pictures and highlights from our weekend!  The Redy2Party Bus picked us up right on time at 8:30 Saturday morning.  It was a crisp and cool morning, but bright and beautiful!

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We had a great view of Perry Lake as we hiked the trail along the edge of the lake. We observed many migratory birds, including my favorite American White Pelican aka Black Wing-tipped Pelican.  They are super cool!  Check them out here!  Their wingspan ranges from 6 to 9 feet!

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Those of us at the front of the line enjoyed a few special sights.  First, I fell within the first 10 minutes on the trail in an amazing and dramatic crash.  WOW!  The bruise is still really painful.  Luckily, I’m the Dirty Mutha so I kept going!  Second, we saw two foxes running and playing in the woods.  When they saw us, they changed direction rapidly!  They were awesome.  (I had my camera in my hand and didn’t even raise it to my face!)

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Dirty Girls! Monkey and Gadget Girl!

These are just a few of the brave and adventurous women who are members of tribe Dirty Girl!  They looked a little more fresh and energetic at the beginning of the adventure that they did at the end but they seemed proud, confident and accomplished event though they were blistered and tired out!  Most were covered with stick tights, poison ivy oils and some small amount of sweat along with their glory!

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These brave girls came out for their first adventure for a 29 mile hike! Now THAT is amazing! Great getting to know them on the trail!
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Dirty GIrls make great friends!

This is one of the gajillion interesting, weird and pretty cool fungus we saw along the trail. It is spiky and cool.   It’s a puffer type fungi and when dry it will poof out spores.

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This cool flat grass is Inland Sea Oats.  Pretty!

DSCF5328The blue flashes mark the trail.  If there are two stacked blue spots, they mark a turn.  This trail is maintained by volunteers so while we hiked, we sprayed new signs along the path.  I also have lovely blue overspray on my camera and watchband!  

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This is the map of the Perry Lake Trail!

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DSCF5373Dirty Girls had time for conversation and contemplation both while maintaining a steady pace over a rough and tough terrain.  The diversity of our group is what makes it great.  Women from all over northeast Kansas joined us for this adventure, coming together with determination and humor to enjoy the weekend together.

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One of the things I have loved the most about this amazing adventure has been meeting and getting to know so many determined, adventurous, interesting, caring, motivated women.  I have enjoyed quality friendships with a few women in my lifetime but this summer I have been able to add many more – more than I ever thought I would find in my lifetime.  Some, I haven’t even begun to know but I can tell that they have much to offer.  I am eager to continue to grow these friendships.  They are enriching, energizing and inspiring to me!

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Lunch on the t rail isnt  so tough when Dirty Mama MacGyver Julie brings it to you!  Comfy chairs and warm water to wash our hands!
Lunch on the trail is the best when Dirty Mama MacGyver Julie brings it to you! Comfy chairs and warm water to wash our hands! Thanks MacGyver!

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This awesome dog – tribal name Dirty Dog – joined us for most of day 2.  We attempted to track down her original owner and left information at the shelter and no one wanted her.  This was a meant to be moment as Dirty Mama Jennifer had been wishing for a dog!  Kiowa aka Dirty Dog, now has a loving home and a tribe of awesome Dirty Girls!

10704184_345259332315323_7522841142142303499_nI kept telling them that we had 2 more miles to go … they were beginning to doubt! The official trail distance is 29 but with extras and detours we covered 32.75.

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THE END!  This is the group at the end of day 2 – what a great bunch!

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Overall, it was a great adventure.  We accomplished something difficult, challenging, enjoyable and strengthening – both physically and emotionally.  We can do it!  There are a million pictures to include but I have to stop somewhere so this is it!  Photo credits to Dirty Girl Lorraine, Dirty Mama Jennifer and possibly a couple of other Dirty Girls!

Thanks to all of the Dirty Girls who joined us for this giant adventure!  Thanks to the Dirty Mamas for all of their love and support and to the Dirty Minions for their help throughout the weekend.  

See you on the trail!  Love each and every one of you for your brave and adventurous determination and overall fabulosity!!

xoxoxox

Denise aka Original Dirty Girl aka The Dirty Mutha!

Hike – N – Yak Combination! SOLD OUT!

Yes!  It’s starting to get cooler which makes hiking ever so much more pleasant!  We will be taking a short, 3 mile hike on pavement through some gorgeous scenery near beautiful Lake Perry.

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American Bald Eagle on Lake Perry Kansas from the kayak!

Also, kayaking in the fall is awesome so we will spend about two hours paddling along the lake and enjoying the scenes from that perspective.  Is 8 miles too far for you?  Come with us for this event!  We will have two groups of twenty taking turns on the trail and the kayaks culminating with a tasty dinner around the campfire and some awesome social time!  Each activity will last about 2 hours with a short break around the fire in between to recharge.  Dirty Girls, Dirty Dudes and Dirty kids are welcome to join us for this fall event.

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What:  3 mile walk on paved trail, 2ish hours on the lake in the kayak and DINNER around the campfire with your friends!  (dinner: pulled pork, baked potato, salad, dessert)

When:  Sunday October 5th, from 1pm – 8pm CHECK IN TIME IS 12:30pm

Where:  Slough Creek Education Conservation Area Lake Perry

Bring:  Lawn Chair, layers of clothing, bug spray, your beverage of choice

Regular Price:  $55 per person (includes hiking, kayaking and dinner)

Club Price:  $45 per person (includes hiking, kayaking and dinner)

You must pay in advance to reserve a spot for this adventure!  IF you don’t want to or can’t use paypal, contact the Dirty Mutha to make arrangements at deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com!

This event is going to happen despite temperature – cancellation will be due to severe or wet weather.  Refunds are offered only when Dirty Girl Adventures, LLC determines that the event is cancelled.

Copyright Dirty Girl Adventures, LLC 2014 all rights reserved. 

Dirty Girls Go All the Way! REGISTRATION CLOSED! :D

It’s time!  We’ve been hiking and moving our bodies for months now and it’s time to go all the way!  All the way around the Perry Lake Trail that is!  This is a really cool trail and the company can’t be beat!  This is NOT a race!  Our anticipated pace for the duration is a 30 minute mile.  This is an event to celebrate our love of the outdoors while simultaneously celebrating our ability to endure and sustain physical activity for a long time!  We will see many interesting sights and enjoy the time with our Dirty compadres! We will spend Columbus Day weekend, October 11th and 12th hiking the distance!  This event is open to every Dirty Peep!  Dirty Girls, Dirty Dudes and Dirty Teens.DSC_0165

We will begin early Saturday morning by setting up camp at Slough Creek Campground then we will load up the party bus and head for the Old Military Trail Head!  We will hike the west side of the trail on Saturday – from The Old Military Trail Head to Slough Creek Campground.  Dirty Minions will monitor our camp while we hike, keeping the fire burning at base camp.  On the trail, we will have a delicious boxed lunch at the 8 mile mark.  We will end at base camp with showers, a fire and a hot dinner!  After a great night at base camp, we will wake up, get a good breakfast then hop the party bus back to the Old Military Trail Head to hike the east side of the Perry Lake Trail.  We will have another great lunch on the trail.  When we get back to base camp, we will break camp and celebrate our accomplishment (then go home and shower!)

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This trail includes rocky, hilly steep inclines and declines.  There will be brush, poison ivy and bugs.  The distance is not the only challenge – a good portion of the trail is decidedly technical in nature.  Signing up for this event indicates your understanding of the challenges in terrain, distance and weather.  The event will occur regardless of temperature – cancellation will occur only with severe weather.

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Dirty Girl Adventures will provide trail support along the way.  Guidance, encouragement, lunch, water stops to refill your packs and the assurance that no Dirty Girls will be left behind!

Hikers will need the following gear:  quality shoes, layered clothing for both days, hydration pack with AT LEAST 2.o liters of water to start, bug spray, snacks, one fully charged  cell phone for each day, camp chair, overnight camping supplies (sleeping quarters, bed roll, etc.), shower supplies and a camera! (Additional gear list will be provided when you sign up!)

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Feel like going all the way might be a bit much or two days won’t fit your schedule?  Go half!  Here are the options …

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION! September 30th, 2014!

All the Way!  Price includes:  2 days of hiking, 4 meals (2 lunches, dinner and breakfast), camp monitors, campground fees, access to showers, 2 party bus rides to trail head, support on the trail!

Regular Price! $120                Club Price! $96 

Saturday Half the Way!  Price includes:  1 day of hiking, lunch, dinner, campground fees, party bus ride, support on the trail!

Regular Price $75.00             Club Price $60

Sunday Half the Way!  Price includes: 1 day of hiking, breakfast, lunch, campground fees, party bus ride, support on the trail

Regular Price $75.00      Club Price $60

 

This event is going to happen despite temperature – cancellation will be due to severe or wet weather.  Refunds are offered only when Dirty Girl Adventures, LLC determines that the event is cancelled.

Copyright Dirty Girl Adventures, LLC 2014 all rights reserved. 

Don’t feel like you are up for these distances but LOVE your Dirty Girls? VOLUNTEER to cheer!  Volunteers will be needed to hold down Base Camp, hand out lunches, cheer on Dirty Hikers at a couple of SAG (Support and Gear) stops! Contact the Dirty Mutha at deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com!

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