Dreaming of the Grand Canyon?

An Adventure Post from Wild Rose aka Jennifer Woerner, Creative Director and Co-Owner of DGA, LLC. She’s currently at the Grand Canyon!!

Is the Grand Canyon on your bucket list?  Are you thinking about hiking rim to rim?  Or would riding a donkey be more your style?  Do you want to raft the Colorado River through the canyon?  Would you be more comfortable back country camping in a tent or staying at historic Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon? Do you want to see the North Rim or the South Rim?  Or both?  

There are many ways to access the Grand Canyon, so if you want to do more than stand on the rim and admire it’s beauty from afar, if you really want to EXPERIENCE the Grand Canyon, start planning now!  It will undoubtedly be an epic adventure, and it takes time to decide between options, and if necessary, gain permits to see this amazing place.

You do not need a permit to hike down into the Grand Canyon.  You only need a permit if you plan to spend the night below the canyon rim.  If you plan to camp below the rim, there are a number of campgrounds along the main corridor trails, but in peak season, there is a great deal of competition for spots.  

In order to protect this beautiful canyon, overnight access is limited.  You must plan well in advance and request a permit for a camping spot approximately 4 months in advance. However, due to competition for permits, spots are granted via a random drawing each month. It is not first come, first serve, and you cannot apply early to gain a spot.   

 During late fall, winter and early spring, it is much easier to gain a permit, but you must be prepared for camping in cooler weather, and expect snow near the rims.  In fact, the North Rim of the Canyon is closed from November to March and the only way to access it is via snowmobile or skis.

If you have back country hiking and camping experience, you could choose a trail that is off the beaten path.  Again, this takes time and research to figure out distances, water sources and safety, given the time of year you plan to go.  You still must apply for a permit, but there is less competition for back   country campsites.

Some people hike rim to rim in one day.  Others hike rim to rim more than once in a day!  If you are in peak physical condition and need a challenge, that would be it! The good news is that you do not need a permit to hike rim to rim in one day. However, be prepared to hike a distance of  24 miles (one way) and experience elevation changes of up to 6,000 feet.

Special trips, such as riding the donkey train, using the Duffel service to get your bags to Phantom Ranch (while you hike down), rafting or staying at Phantom Ranch require advanced planning.  Be ready to plan up to a year in advance (or more)!

I encourage you to look at a trip to the Grand Canyon as an experience, not an achievement.  Yes, I am proud that I hiked rim to rim.  But what is really amazing is that I was able to spend time with my friends and family in an amazing place and create memories that will inspire me for the rest of my life.

Soon, I’m going back, accompanied by my brother and my father, to create more memories, to hike a backcountry trail and to sleep on the banks of the Colorado River.  Start planning now, visit https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm  ADVENTURE AWAITS!

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Eagle Hike #2 Sunday 2/12/17!

Annually we adventure during the month of February to see some American Bald Eagles and scenic Northeast Kansas in the winter. We will be visiting two different locations near eagle’s nests which should allow us to see Eagles flying and perching in the trees.

This year our Saturday Eagle Hike sold out in under 24 hours!  Yay, so exciting to have so many people ready to GO OUTSIDE!  In fact, we are SO excited that we’ve added a second hike this year!


Eagle Hike #2 is Sunday February 12th.

This hike is not continuous, we will meet at Bobcats Bar and Grill near Ozawkie for check in and a short Eagle info talk, then we will load the Dirty Bus. We will stop at two locations and take a short hike at each in hopes of observing some eagles.

Winter is a great time to observe Eagles and other wildlife or signs of wildlife along the trail. Both locations that we will visit have also provided sightings of deer, turkey, peregrine falcons, wood peckers, terns, ducks and geese as well as other wildlife.

Dirty Girl Adventures has had two “Eagle Hikes” thus far and each has been an ADVENTURE! The first year there was a massive snow storm which turned out to be surprisingly fun! IMG_1440

Everyone was disappointed that we didn’t have a blizzard again last year. 😀 However, we did enjoy a day of hiking and saw several American Bald Eagles. We hiked today and saw eagles at two locations – they are amazing! The fellowship of spending the day together is pretty awesome also!


In addition to the wildlife, we will be spending the afternoon together enjoying each other and nature. It’s what we do!  A walk in the woods along the river and the lake does a body and soul good!


We will end the day at Bobcats around 4 with food, drinks and fellowship – time around the campfire seemed potentially chilly!

Basic plan for the day…

12:30 check in at Bobcats Bar and Grill, Ozawkie – Check them out on Facebook

12:45 Eagle Talk

1:00 load the Dirty Bus

Hike and Eagle watch

4:00ish return to Bobcats for dinner/snacks and drinks – these aren’t included in the hike fee

Cost: $30 per person, $24 for club members

Wear: layers, head/face coverings, comfortable shoes and warm socks

Bring: water, snacks

You need to sign up in advance to reserve a spot on this adventure!  Space is limited and events often sell out fast! Check it out in the Dirty Shop.



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Come outside with us!

Welcome to Dirty Girl Adventures! We plan adventures and events to support connection with nature, which we believe supports whole health. We love to go outside, meet new people and enjoy sharing our adventures.

How can you get involved? There are three ways ….

  1. Come on out!  ANYONE can attend – most of our events are open to women, men and youth. The description of the event will note if it is only for women (there are a few women specific events). Many of our events are appropriate for teenagers and a few are appropriate for younger kids, again, the description of the event will help you choose. Check the 2017 Schedule and plan to attend an event that sounds good to you then save the date right now! We open most events one month prior to the date it is scheduled to attend, they fill up fast so sign up right away.If you have a question or concern, you can always contact us!

    DGA River Run from St. George to Wamego on the Mighty Kaw summer 2016


  2. Join the Dirty Girl Club! This is a $50 expense that includes a t-shirt, occasional discounts, early sign up opportunities, a secret Facebook group, the opportunity to connect and network with other likeminded Dirty Girls. The membership is an ANNUAL membership which runs from January 1 through the following January 31st – 13 months of awesome!


    Dirty Girl Camp at Camp White, Council Grove Reservoir, summer 2016

  3. Schedule a private adventure with us! You and your family, friends, co-workers or employees can enjoy an event organized and created just for you. This can be a hike, kayaking, a retreat or a combination of all three! We can show you how and where to hike, kayak, camp, backpack …. we can support almost any outdoor adventure you can dream up!

    Lawrence to Eudora on the Kansas River 2016

    Find out more by visiting our Facebook Page DGA Facebook, our Instagram @dirtygirladventuresks or just give one of us a call –  Denise 785-608-7888 or Jennifer 785-224-0351. We’d love to take you OUTSIDE!!


Copyright DGA 2017

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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.


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?”

#OptOutside with #dirtygirladventures #hike #kansas #gooutside

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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.


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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.

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!


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.

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.

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.


Trust building, challenge Ropes course at Camp White

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!


Kansas River Sunset from the Sandbar

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.

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.


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?


Ass Kicker 2016 SO MUCH FUN!

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.

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!

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.

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!


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

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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!


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”

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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


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. 

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Kaw River Camp Out Adventure

Come with us for a Kaw River Camp Out! We will check in at Lecompton Rising Sun River Access at 2pm on Friday July 29th to load the kayaks with our gear then head to Lawrence to board the bus. We will be back in Lecompton to slide onto the river around 3:30pm. We will paddle a bit then set up our River Camp and eat some dinner around the fire. We will enjoy Saturday morning on the sandbar and paddle on around 10am to get out in Lawrence mid-day. Sign up now in the Dirty Shop


This trip is about learning how to successfully pack, prepare and safely camp on the Kansas River and other rivers. We will teach you what you need to know to feel confident about future camping expeditions!


We will provide: All of your paddling equipment (kayak, paddle, life jacket), kayak loading and gear transportation, a gear list for the event, River Guide service, camp expertise, fire, coffee and s’mores, instant warm and clean water to wash your hands and face on the sandbar, instruction and support with river knowledge and camp set up, and a ride on the Dirty Bus!


You will need: Your camping equipment (tent, sleeping gear, snacks, water, dinner (hot dogs or brats to cook over the fire are welcome) and breakfast

When: Friday July 29th 2pm check in to load gear through mid-day Saturday July 30th


Where: 2pm check in at Lecompton Rising Sun River Access – we will load gear then everyone will drive to Lawrence to leave our vehicles and board the bus at 3:15 ish

Cost: Regular price $120 Club price $100


REFUND POLICY: Refunds are given up to one week before the date of the event no questions asked. If refunds impact your minimum of 6 participants, the event will be cancelled and everyone will get a refund. After that date, refunds are not given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel an event due to weather conditions. Everyone will receive a refund if that is the reason for cancellation. We will paddle and hike in cool, rainy or snowy conditions. Cancellation only occurs in severe weather or other dangerous conditions.

Equipment Policy: You lose it or break it you buy it! Kayaks $350, Paddles $80 Life Jackets $20

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What have you been doing with your spring and summer? Dirty Girl Adventures has been KAYAKING and Stand Up Paddling and enjoying time with many wonderful people!13582054_621741111333809_8459319761688964710_oWe have been spending some quality time outside with some great people. Although we had a very wet spring, which slowed down our access to the Mighty Kaw, we have been getting out and about quite a bit.  Every day is an opportunity for a new adventure.  Self challenge and self care go hand in hand – take some time to breathe!13532852_619117708262816_8898646464518420913_nWe are also pretty happy that the rain brought the official end of the drought that Kansas has been struggling with for several years.13432199_614991542008766_2917819030634092476_n13244688_10154245043188593_8220527793298573344_nOur summer schedule is full of adventure, we hope yours is as well!  We have many events scheduled for fall LINK TO SCHEDULED EVENTS and several fall events are open for registration in the DIRTY SHOP.  We also have some pretty awesome tank tops in stock for summer paddling or hiking TANK TOPS13407293_614329615408292_3716400088625927906_nIf you were hoping to schedule a private event, don’t give up!  We have openings for both hiking and kayaking events starting in September – contact Denise at deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com or 785-608-7888 to schedule your fall color kayaking event now! September, October and November are beautiful on the River, the Lake or the Trail!  Come on outside with us! You’ll put a smile like these on your face and the faces of your Dirty Friends and Family! 

We have enjoyed many adventures and we’re ready for more!  We are thankful to all who have joined us thus far and hope to see you all again.  If you haven’t been able to join us yet this Adventure season, check the schedule and get outside with us!  13230246_601482456693008_2131353885178400008_n13411759_612425962265324_6448854063655075497_o13559184_620271948147392_8184689788672541651_oOh, we also bought a BUS!  Yes, we now have a Dirty Bus!  This was our first bus ride!13495641_620271744814079_6331365763207957360_o

Hope to see you outside soon!

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4th Annual Ass Kicker!

Yes, it’s time to get yer Ass Kicked again! Four years ago, a small group of friends set out for a 20 mile kayak adventure on the Mighty Kaw. Here we are back in the day…. I don’t know why JF MacGyver isn’t in this picture because she was with us … it’s always a good day on the Kaw! We have been so excited to take others with us for a 20 Mile Ass Kickin’ the last few years. Every adventure is a new and different experience!

It was a great idea and we enjoyed the day, but man, were we tired at the end! This adventure is not for the faint of heart – it should be HOT, the water will likely be LOW and the day will be LONG! That being said, it’s not a race! We will chillax on almost every sandbar we pass with time in the water, time to explore and a bit of yoga stretching to keep us limber. This event will last ALLLLLLLLLLL day so plan for no plans before or after. Although, we do recommend a shower followed by a hearty dinner and a glass of wine when you get home!


When: Saturday August 27th, 2016

What: 20 miles paddled and 8-10 hours on the Mighty Kaw

Bus Check in time: DeSoto River Access Park 9am Google map directions from Johnny’s Tavern GPS Coordinates for this location: N38.98519 W94.97421


OYO Gear Drop: 8th Street Boat Ramp, Lawrence 8am – this means you need to be DONE dropping gear by 8:30am!! Google map directions from Johnny’s Tavern GPS Coordinates for this location: N38.97176 W95.21614

Bring: 2 gallons of water, hearty snacks/food including protein and carbs to keep you energized, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, swim coverup or spf clothing, adult beverages

Wear: swimsuit, old tennis shoes or water shoes, hat, sunglasses


FAQ – “How long will this take?” ANSWER: As long as it takes! We recommend making NO PLANS for post-paddling. This will take as long as it takes, no rushing just flowing with the day.

What are you paying for?
Use of a kayak, paddle, life jacket and all of the lifting, hauling, planning and coordination needed to make this happen. Renters and Oyo’s are paying for a river guide and experienced safety paddlers who will ensure that your trip is safe and that you receive instruction and support along the way. We will have supplies necessary to provide basic first aid on the river. You will also have the opportunity to ride on the DIRTY GIRL BUS!! For you OYO’s, there will also be a Dirty Minion to guard your gear after you drop it off – remember though, that the lifting, hauling, loading is on you unless you are going to tip the minions!

Our refund policy:

Refunds are given up to one week before the date of the event no questions asked, after that there are no refunds. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel an event due to weather or conditions, everyone will receive a refund if that is the reason for the cancellation. We will paddle and hike in cool, rainy or snowy conditions. Cancellation only occurs in severe weather or due to other dangerous conditions.

Equipment policy:

You break it, lose it or damage it = you buy it! Kayaks = $350, Paddle = $70, Life Jacket = $10


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