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Do it in the WOODS!

It’s time to sign up for the last big hike of the spring!!  We will cover 8 miles (or 3 if you’d prefer) on Saturday afternoon.  It should be gorgeous as spring blooms along the trail.  The single-track trail trail is well maintained, hilly, rocky, gorgeous and challenging.  Grab a Dirty Friend and come on out with the Dirty Girls to enjoy the afternoon and evening in the WOODS!  We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee an adventure!  Come out to hang out and enjoy the woods, the group and a relaxing evening around the fire!

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Saturday, May 9th

Check-in time: 3:00pm

Hike: 3:30pm

Fireside food and socializing: 6:30-7:00pm (Bring chair and your beverage of choice)

Cost:  $25 regular peeps $20 Dirty Girl Club peeps (Pre-register in the Dirty Shop!)

Day of event price:  $35 (You are welcome to join us at the last minute food is not guaranteed but is likely.)

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It’s the 8-mile hike to top off the spring hiking season. This will be a great hike as the woods come to life with fresh green buds and blooms.   Enjoy the afternoon and evening with your Dirty Peeps as we tramp through the forest, over hill and dale and ending with some great food and social time to celebrate our accomplishment.  We anticipate ending around the fire about 6:30 or 7:00pm. This is a rough trail with rocks, steep inclines and declines.  Short loop – 3 miles – available as well. Registration open to Dirty Girls and Dirty Dudes. Dinner will be served around the fire.  Bring a chair and your beverage of choice for time around the campfire.  This hike is located at the Perry Lake Hiking Biking Trails accessible via 74th street. Detailed directions and waiver will arrive via email before the hike.

Sign up in the Dirty Shop!

Questions?  Concerns?  email deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com

This hike will only be cancelled due to severe weather or due to negative trail conditions.  There are no refunds unless DGA, LLC cancels the event.

Join us for the Spring Fling! Register HERE!

What is the Spring Fling?  It’s an 8 mile hike along the Perry Lake Trail!  The section that we will be hiking on March 28th, includes both fields and woodlands as we travel along the side of Lake Perry.  Below are all the Dirty Peeps who hiked with us on our very first hike last March 2014! We had a great time!  Although we won’t be hiking the same section of the Perry Lake Trail, I bet we will have another great time!  This hike is open to all Dirty Peeps – Dudes, Kids (must be able to hike 8 miles) and, of course, Dirty Girls!  DSCF4631 - Copy

The trail is rough and uneven with mild inclines/declines along the way.  We will expect to travel at a pace of about a 30 minute mile – give or take!  We will pause for snacks, rest and scenic views along the way!

When:  Saturday March 28th, 2015

Time:  Check-in between 9am and 9:30am

Pre-Register by 3-20!  $25 Regular Peeps, $20 Club Members (Includes bus ride, trail guide and support, snacks at the end) REGISTER HERE on the Dirty Shop under Events!  We will hike regardless of cold or snow – cancellation may occur due to wet conditions or severe weather.  Refunds are not available after the 20th as the bus and food will have been paid for by that date!

Where:  The Slough Creek Campground Group Camp Area at Lake Perry!

Wear/Bring:  Plan to wear long pants regardless of temperature.  The Perry Lake Trail is a wilderness trail and there will be brushy sections.  Bring water and snacks for along the trail   If you don’t have a hydration pack, a string bag or small back pack would be handy for water and a few good snacks.  Remember, we will be hiking 8 miles, that’s a lot of calories and energy expended.  You need both protein and some sugar to keep your energy flowing – good protein bars, trail mix, an apple!

The Basic Plan:  We will have feet on the trail by 10am and we should be relaxing around the campfire with some food and BYO beverages by 2ish. Dirty Girl Adventures will furnish a variety of snacks and water at the Campfire.  Plan to bring snacks and water for the hike!  You may choose to bring adult beverages to enjoy at the end of the hike.  Please plan to bring a chair for around the campfire! 

A variety of shirts will be available on the day of the event!

Last year it was pretty chilly – who knows what this year will bring!

DSCF4642 Scenes from the trail 2014! It is already greener than last year was!

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We will be doing a different 8 mile section of the Perry Lake Trail than we did last March.  This section will take us from the north end of the trail back to Slough Creek Campground for hanging out by the fire.  We will make a stop at this awesome rock beach!

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Dirty Girls’ Get Away!

head_rearviewThere is exactly one month left to register (Deadline March 16th) for the amazing, first of its kind – Dirty Girls’ Get Away which is scheduled for April 17th, 18th and 19th!  We will be visiting the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, Nebraska.  It is a gorgeous and comfortable lodge with many amenities!

poolFrom gorgeous rooms, great food, pool, jacuzzi, spa and wines made on site at the Arbor Day Farm! In fact, I’m hoping to participate in the Friday night wine tasting that they offer – $5 for 4 tastes – surely I’ll find one I like!

wine-new-labelWe will spend Friday evening relaxing and socializing in the Lied Lodge. As is usual with us Dirty Girls, the Tribal Gathering and social time will be divine! We will share some life stories and encouragement as we prepare for a day of hiking on Saturday. Our goal is to build you up and encourage you to challenge yourself to enjoy new adventures! Doesn’t this little spot look like a nice place to hang out and chat with some Dirty Girls?

Lounge_Counches_320_000Saturday, after a delicious breakfast, we will carpool to “Nebraska’s best kept secret” Indian Cave State Park!

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We will spend Saturday hiking the trails along the Mighty Missouri River.  The hills and bluffs offer excellent views from the 25 miles of trails throughout the park.  The Dirty Mama’s have mapped out a hike that can accommodate the short hiker and the long hiker!  We will enjoy a boxed lunch on the trail (included in your cost and furnished by the Lied Lodge).

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I enjoyed a great weekend with my wonderful friends last year which is when the plan for this Dirty Girl Get Away was hatched!  Although we camped, we experienced a pretty cold night and lots of blowing dirt so we thought that it would be well worth it to combine comfort with our outdoor adventure!  The packages that we have created are designed to meet the financial situation of a variety of Dirty Girls.  (This is a Dirty Girl only event – no Dudes – but it is open to both club members and others.) The packages all include lodging, breakfast in the mornings Saturday and Sunday, Saturday lunch and dinner with one beverage.  If you can’t get away on Friday, it is a short 2 hour drive to join us Saturday morning!

 

 

 

 

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For the short hikers, local exploration in Indian Cave State Park includes a variety of pretty cool spots that you can visit with MacGyver Julie while the long hikers keep moving. The day should be beautiful!  After a full day, we will return to the Lied Lodge for some chillaxing and a delicious dinner in the Timber Lodge (instead of a tent!)!

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We will provide a really cool commemorative craft during the evening hours as well as some quality social time with a focus on self-care and refreshing your spirit! Sunday morning, we will leisurely enjoy breakfast together, then enjoy a relaxing hike into the Arbor Day Farm Grounds to visit the Treehouse 50 feet in the air!  It looks SO cool!  Then we will all head home, refreshed and rejuvenated (oh, who am I kidding we will most likely be a bit tired from such an awesome time!).

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Check out this event in the Dirty Shop and get signed up now! You can choose the package that best fits you.  Make a plan and sign up with a roommate or for the Deluxe Solo Package.  All the details are available here!

Hope you can join us!  Questions?  Email me at deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com!

Hike with the Eagles – SOLD OUT!

I had the opportunity to pop the kayak into the Delaware River a couple of weeks ago.  It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed great company on the water!  We also saw this guy along the river banks.  He was posing just for us!

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What a response, our Eagle Hike on February 28th is FULL!  We have mapped out two spots to take you that will provide some opportunity for quiet observation and watching Eagles as well as longer hiking.  We aim to please but please know that we can’t guarantee Eagle sightings!  It is MOST likely that we will see Eagles!  The Dirty Girl Club took a hike last weekend and we spotted 12 eagles, some of them up close!

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Dirty Girl Photographer Kembry Gibbs has taken some excellent photos and was willing to share them with me!  She is a patient watcher and has observed Eagles at play, feeding and taking care of the nest.  We are hoping to see some of these same activities on the 28th.

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If you didn’t get signed up for this hike, take some time to wander around both Clinton Lake and Perry Lake looking for Eagles!  There are now many nesting pairs and plenty of juveniles flying around the lower 48 states and even here in Kansas! There are also some other interesting sights to be seen OUTSIDE so get out there and take a hike!

If you don’t want to miss the next Dirty Girl Adventure, sign up now in the Dirty Shop! There is an 8 Mile Hike on March 28th scheduled and BIG EXCITEMENT there is a Dirty Girl Get Away scheduled at the Lied Lodge and Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska in April (April 17th and 18th) and the Down and Dirty 3 Mile is April 25th!  Get on over to the Dirty Shop and take a look!

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It’s a new year and new ADVENTURES await!

Happy New Year Dirty Peeps!

2014 was full of some excellent adventures and great surprises.  2015 will be even better here at Dirty Girl Adventures!  After a full year of existence, we will be more prepared, better organized and … more creative than ever at getting you and yours outside!

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There are so many great places to visit and so many great people to meet that 2015 will be full of adventure.  We are currently looking forward to our Custom Collage Workshop on January 11th. Pondering our vision for life in 2015, we decided that an inspirational and motivational collage would help us maintain focus on what is good.

10801793_381852155322707_8954351069440448879_nCollaging is creative, fun and a thought process along the way! Dirty Girls who attend Refresh! our Retreat last fall enjoyed creating collages.

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We are also really, really looking forward to our April Dirty Girls Get Away  at the fabulous Lied Lodge and gorgeous Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska!  Although it is several months away, the anticipation of a get away weekend in an awesome place with awesome women is already building!

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This is the lobby of the Lied Lodge!  Pretty gorgeous!  It is owned and operated by the Arbor Day Foundation so it seems like a perfect place for a Dirty Girl Get Away!

imgres We started the year off with an excellent “First Day Hike” at Perry State Hiking Biking Trails.  40 Dirty Peeps and Pets came together to start the New Year off on the trail!  Great turn out and great morning to get our blood moving – it was 9*!!  Think about the ways that you can get outside to move, to connect and to enjoy the world this year! 10897750_381739122000677_3761082904389426175_nWhat will you do this year?  My goal is to hike 500 trail miles this year!  I like goals that are positive, motivating and attainable.  (Instead of those annoying goals that essentially say I’m not good enough the way I am right now!)  I’m looking forward to focusing on the people and activities that I truly love and enjoy.  I am cutting out some of the things that I no longer love doing so that I can more fully enjoy the things I love and want to do now.  I acknowledge that even the things we love take work and are sometimes really challenging and miserable but even misery is better when it is attached to something we truly care about and love.  We hope that you are able to find and cherish the people and activities that you love with quality time this year!

We also hope that you will include a plan to come outside with Dirty Girl Adventures this year. We can’t wait to see you!  It’s going to be a great year!

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Love and Peace to each of you this year!

A peek at the 2015 Adventure Calendar!

Currently, these are the 2015 Scheduled Adventures! Links to register will become available as the time for each event draws near.   Meanwhile, mark your calendar and call your Dirty Girls to make a plan!

January 11th, 2015 Custom Collage Workshop

2:30 – 5:30 at Crooked Post Winery, Ozawkie

$40 includes instruction, supplies and a glass of delicious wine

yimg-1133488408-1-1669175394Join us for an afternoon of creativity! The Creative – Custom Collage Class will provide you with the supplies, instruction and some camaraderie while you create a unique work of art! The goal is to create a piece of art that will inspire, encourage and motivate you throughout the year. No pressure – we will guide you through the steps necessary to create a special and creative piece of art! Oh, did we mention that the venue for this event is the Crooked Post Winery? Yep, relax with your Dirty Girls, make art and drink wine! Bring your friends to meet the Dirty Girls and discuss upcoming adventures!

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Welcome to Dirty Girl Adventures 2015 Hiking Season!

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All hikes will include travel over rough, rocky trail with portions of steep incline and decline. Hikes will be guided, with quality trail support provided. Total distance will vary from event to event. Hikes will occur in cold weather, possibly through snow. Cancellation may occur due to severe weather or active precipitation. Trail support will include leader, mid-line hiker and sweep hiker to provide direction, any needed first aide and encouragement! Each event is unique with a variety of special amenities! Come out to enjoy a Dirty Girl Adventure this season!

February 28th, 2015  Hike with the Eagles!

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$20 or $35 by 2/12/15 with T-shirt included

A chilly but scenic time to hike, February is THE prime time to see American Bald Eagles in their natural habitat – right here in Kansas! This hike will be progressive – we will start at one short trail, hike and view then carpool to the next viewing/hiking area and repeat! Hiking will be around Lake Perry Kansas and the Kansas River. We will assess the weather and choose our distance and specific locations accordingly as we get closer to the date. For now, plan to set aside 10am – 3pm for some quality time! Our goal at this time would be to meet at 10am and get our feet on the trail by 10:30am. We will likely travel about 3 miles then load up to carpool to our next location for another 3 miles. We may stop at a couple of excellent viewing spots as well. Most likely our total hiking distance will be 6-8 miles with at least one “warm up” time in the car as we travel to the next viewing/hiking spot. Our Check-in start and Finish will be a local eating and drinking establishment – comfortable for warming up and socializing post event!

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 March 28th, 2015  Spring Fling!

10am – 3pm

$20 or $35 by 3/12/15 with T-shirt included

This brisk spring hike will take us 8 miles with the Dirty Girls through some awesome terrain. We will get moving to see what we can see as we travel along a portion of the Lake Perry Trail. The specific section of trail will be revealed, as we get closer to the date! The end of the hike will include delicious food and celebration of our accomplishment!

 April 17th through 19th, 2015  Dirty Girls Get Away!

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Join the Dirty Girls for a Great Get Away in neighboring Nebraska. We will Lodge at the amazing Lied Lodge (lobby pictured below)lobby in Nebraska, hike in the gorgeous Indian Cave State Park on Saturday and enjoy the camaraderie of Dirty Girls! Various packages are available to accommodate all the Dirty Girls – stay Friday and Saturday nights or just Saturday night. This Get Away! Includes lodging, meals, hiking, time to relax, time to socialize and enjoy the amazing community of the Dirty Girls!

 

April 25th, 2015  Down and Dirty 3 Mile! 

$20 or $35 by 4/9/15 with T-shirt included

This will be the perfect distance and day to enjoy your 20140426_132356-1_thumb.jpgDirty Peeps! We will gather for some social time then start out all together on a lovely spring hike. This is the event that brings ALL of us together, from the youngest to the oldest; it’s the day to enjoy your Dirty Girls! This terrain will be easier than the rough trail we usually travel, or at least shorter! We will enjoy healthy snacks and quality social time around the fire when we are done. Location and details TBD as spring arrives!

May 9th, 2015 Dirty Girls do it in the Woods! For 8-Miles!

$20 or $35 by 4/9/15 with T-shirt includedDSCF4117It’s the 8-mile hike to top off the spring hiking season. This will be a great hike as the woods come to life with fresh green buds and blooms.

DSCF1958[3]Enjoy the day with your Dirty Peeps as we tramp through the forest, over hill and dale and ending with some great food and social time to celebrate our accomplishment.

 

 

June 6th and 7th, 2015 Kayak Extravaganza!  

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The Kayak Extravaganza! Come and learn the basics of recreational kayaking! A day at Perry State Park to test run a kayak will inspire you for further summer adventures! People of all ages are welcome to test paddle a kayak after receiving basic instruction. Short expeditions will be offered as people gain experience. This is the kick off of the summer Kayak adventure season! Details will be posted as we develop them!

 Summer will hold these additional fabulous adventures as the season unfolds!

Weekly Sunset Lake Yaks, occasional Sunset River Yaks and some early bird Sunrise Yaks!

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June: First Float! We will go down the Kaw date TBD

July: Hot Times! As we cruise the Kaw date TBD

August: 3rd Annual Ass Kicker! Date TBD

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September: Fall Color Float and Bird Paddles – Dates TBD

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October: 2nd Annual, Dirty Girls Go All the Way!

Club events will be added into the monthly scheduled events and will feature socializing, continued hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and “hi-yaking” events as well as some river runs! Join the club for extra perks with the Dirty Girls! Membership details available online! Check the Dirty Shop to sign up today!

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10 Reasons to Join the Dirty Girl Club

10.  Going outside is a great way to spend any day.

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9. The better you feel, the better you will do in everything you try. 

8. Taking care of you feels great.

7. You will spend some time laughing and laughing and laughing. 

6. You will get more fit.

5. You will nourish your beautiful soul. 

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4. You will love getting a little bit dirty more than you ever thought you would. 

3. You will do new adventurous things.

2. You will make new friends and become part of a supportive and encouraging community.

1. It’s fun! 

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Dirty Girl Half Day Hike!

In case you missed this on the Adventures page… here is the plan!  Register asap!

Dirty Girl Half-Day Hike

Join Dirty Girls for a day on the trail.  We will hike through the late afternoon along the beautiful Lake Perry Trail (we will do approximately 1/3 of this 27 mile trail). The trail is easy to difficult with rocky and hilly terrain.  Our pace will be moderate as we enjoy the scenery and each other.  We will end at the Dirty Girls Camp at Dirty Girls Camp at the Military Trail Head with a campfire, a hot and delicious dinner and great company.  Oh, and we will have twinkle lights!

Fee:  $10 dinner only  or $25 includes event specific Swag!

Includes:  Dinner:  Pulled pork, salad, veggies and potatoes with dessert.  BYOB

What: 9ish mile hike (estimated time 4-5 hours)

Where:  We will meet at the Military Trail Head of of Ferguson Rd at 12:30pm.  We will leave our cars and carpool to the Longview Trail Head near Apple Valley Farm.  From there, we will hike approximately 9 miles back to the Military Trail and the Dirty Girl Camp Site.  We will then enjoy a warm campfire and a delicious dinner and some time around the fire with each other.

When:  October 13th, 2013 Start time 12:30pm anticipated finish including dinner 8pm (ish)

Register by October 7th, 2013 email deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com

Bring:  Water, bug spray, a chair, and your choice of beverage (I’m bringing wine!)

Tips:  Please plan to wear long pants and dress in layers.  You are guaranteed to hit stick tights, brush up against poison ivy and some stickers.  Bring clothes to change into when we hit the Dirty Girl Camp and a bag for your dirties.

This is a level 3 activity!

This event will be held regardless of temperature.  Precipitation on the day of the event will cancel it.  Any other cancellation will be at least 24 hours in advance.

Come on out and join the Dirty Girls!  Email deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com to register!

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Fall is here! Finally!

Hello Dirty Girls!  We have been hitting the trail pretty frequently lately.  The weather is finally changing into fall and the trail is extra appealing at this time of year.  I love the cooler weather.  I also love the leaves falling and the sunlight filtering through onto the trail.  When I am out in the woods, moving and breathing I fill full of life and joy.  Saturday we hiked/jogged about five miles then some of us did a short three mile mountain bike ride.  It was an excellent venture and while we were physically challenged it felt great!

Dirty Girl Adventures is progressing and taking form.  An actual written down business plan is making it’s way out of my brain!  The logo is almost done which will give rise to business cards, brochures and flyers!  Not to mention some pretty cool swag!  Everyone wants a Dirty Girl Adventures shirt!  I am very excited about the Half Day on the Trail event that is coming up October 13th!  I am actually getting ready to head out there this afternoon to do a test run on the trail.  I am sure that it is overgrown in some places and it would no doubt be a bummer to get lost in the woods with a lot of dirty girls!  Here is a shot from the trail we will be hiking.  There are gorgeous views along the lake!  

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Hope you are feeling strong and spending some time each day doing something that makes you feel alive and full of joy!

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(This is just a happy fall sunset.  Light is fading earlier and earlier, better get outside now or find a head lamp!)