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!

Dirt Girl Logo23 (1)Deadline for registration March 2nd, 2015 Register now when you visit the Dirty Shop

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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Bald Eagle eating lunch.

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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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. 

Hot Times: A Kansas River Run SOLD OUT!!

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Yes, it’s time for some Hot Times on the Kansas River!  The First Float was in June and the River was fabulous!  A good flow rate and lots of sunshine were ingredients in our day.  Those ingredients combined with great company brought good times to the 48 paddlers who ventured out with Dirty Girl Adventures.  We are looking forward to Hot Times River Run on Sunday July 27th, 2014!

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We are currently planning to explore a different section of the Kansas River – from the Seward Boat Ramp in Topeka to Rising Sun River Access in Lecompton .  This 12.7 mile long paddle will take 4 – 5 hours depending on the amount of time we choose to dally on the sand bars.  Yoga, anyone?  This section of the river does have a low head dam near the Tecumseh Power Plant – it is easy to go over through a middle section at normal or low river flow rates.  Dirty Girl Adventures will determine the safety of this passage before the Hot Times River Run begins.

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Paddlers will need to meet at the Rising Sun River Access to leave their vehicles and catch the standing room only Redy2Party Bus for a ride to the Seward Boat Ramp. Own your own kayak? Plan to drop your gear with the Dirty Minions at Seward then head to Rising Sun for a packed bus ride!

There are  32 single person kayaks and 2 – 2 person tandem kayaks available for the Hot Times River Run.  Seats are first come, first served.  The payment buttons will be removed when the maximum number of people have registered.  A waiting list will be started in case registered paddlers need to cancel.  Refunds will be given for cancellations through July 21st.  After July 21st, refunds will only be given if Dirty Girl Adventures can re-sell your spot.

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Dirty Girl Adventures has the right to cancel this event due to weather or water conditions up to the day of the River Run.  Refunds will be given if Dirty Girl Adventures chooses to cancel.  Cancellation will be due to safety concerns – please feel confident that Dirty Girl Adventures are making every effort to ensure your safety on the river.  Dirty Girl Adventures reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

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SOLD OUT! 

Gear to bring:  WATER, sunscreen, hearty snacks and a lunch, water, sunscreen, old tennis shoes or water shoes, hat, beverages of your choice, your favorite life jacket if you have one otherwise you can use a DGA floatation device 😀

Questions, problems or concerns?  Don’t make a comment here – email deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com or call Denise at 785-608-7888!

 

 

Lake Yak!! Register NOW! 7-9pm is sold out!!

It’s time for another Lake Yak!  Join us for a paddle on gorgeous Lake Perry on Monday July 14th!  There are 12 kayak spots available for both two hour outings.  This is an opportunity to improve your paddling, to relax, to spend time with the Dirty Girls and to refresh yourself!  We will be setting up Dirty Girl Camp at Old Town Campground at Lake Perry.

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Time choices are from 4 – 6pm

Email me for your choice of time slot and I will email you the paypal buttons and reserve your spot immediately.  Once the spots are full, I will post that this event is FULL.

Dirty Girl Adventures will cancel this event and refund fees if there is sever weather. Refunds will not be given for your cancellation unless Dirty Girl Adventures can resell your spot.  Dirty Girl Adventures will make every effort to resell your spot.  Dirty Girl Adventures reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

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Details:  Monday July 14th 4 – 6pm

Cost:  $16 for club member and $20 for Dirties

Register:  email Denise to register @ deniseselbeekoch@gmail.com specify your time choice in the email!

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First Float a Fabulous Time!

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Well, the official First Float of Dirty Girl Adventures went off without a hitch!  All 45 Dirty Paddlers had a great time on the Kaw!  After all the rain, the Kansas River was back to normal just in time for the First Float!  Although the put in spot at Rising Sun River Access was a little extra muddy …

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Once we were on the water we were mud free and happy!  We paddled, floated and socialized along the river.  It was a great day for getting to know new friends!

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We stopped to check out the sandbars along the way, found a few fossils and had some good conversation!  Much sunscreen was used by most!  Others will use more next time!

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Kayaking the Kansas River is a relaxing adventure.  It is the opportunity to fall in love with the gorgeous scenery, the feel of the breeze on your skin and the slight burn of your muscles as you paddle into the wind.  It is also a time for fun and play with friends. 

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Thanks to all who came out!  It was a gorgeous day on the river!  Looking forward to many more small group river runs this summer as well as the July large group adventure HOT TIMES!  On July 27th, 2014 we will go from the Seward Street Boat Ramp in Topeka to Lecompton to see another section of the Might Kaw!  Check your calendars and look for registration to open soon!

Kayaking: beautiful, relaxing, exercise, floating… friends!

People often ask questions about kayaking… will I flip?  Will I tip? I might be claustrophobic or stuck.  I really don’t swim well. I’ve got no upper body strength.  I don’t have a kayak!  Well, news for you peeps!!  Kayaking is easier than you think!  It can be a hard core work out, but it can also be relaxing!  At Dirty Girl Adventures we use recreational kayaks and anyone can use them!  We can teach you how and provide you with access to a kayak!  We have life jackets and sunscreen!  You might really love this… here are a few pictures of Dirty Girls kayaking and the things we’ve seen along the way! These are from the Kansas River, the Delaware River, Lake Perry and my mom and I are on Tuttle Creek Lake!

Take a look and start to envision yourself in a kayak, on the water. Comfortable, confident and relaxed.  I think you can do it if it is something that appeals to you!  Give it some thought then give us a try at the Kayak Extravaganza!  We will teach you what you need to know to get on the water safely and comfortably!

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Dirty Girls love the trail in the fall… oh, and the water too!

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As the season changes, the trail changes.  The colors are different and the things that you can see are different.  It’s also not as humid!  Our weekly Dirty Girl Trail Club has been maintaining our momentum and drawing more Dirty Girls out to the trail.  We have also been joined by some Dirty Dudes!  We have been focused on increasing our fitness level and getting our heart rates up.  We have also enjoyed the company and comradery out on the trail.  It has been wonderful getting to know new people and long time acquaintances more throughly.  I am excited about the accountability that comes with scheduling an event and having others count on you to be there.  Big plus on the whole Club theory!  Plus, we are exchanging and trading information about activities, options and life in general as  we go along.  One such resource is the Friends of the Kaw website http://kansasriver.org a handy resource about accessing the Kansas River which Dirty Girls love!

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Two of us Dirty Girls hit Lake Perry on Saturday and enjoyed the warm, clear fall day on Lake Perry.  The migratory birds are interesting, currently the black wing-tipped pelicans are in town.  They are pretty amazing, their wing span is six feet from tip to tip!   Of course I continue to love the Great Blue Herons, they are sort of mysterious.  They appear graceful in flight but they are awkward at take off and they make an amazing ugly, croaking noise!  Julie and I enjoyed our afternoon, we trekked down a little creek that joins Lake Perry.  Pretty cool to be able to paddle back into an area that generally can’t be accessed.  We also paddled into the wind to an old boat ramp to explore.  Good day.

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Hope you have been getting outside to move and enjoy the fall weather!  If you haven’t, get on it!!  Grab a Dirty Girl and go outside!!