Fall is a great time for a hike!

Hello!  We have had some great times on the trail lately.  Even though the weather has become “suddenly summer”, it has been great to get outside.  I am, however, eagerly waiting for true fall to come with cooler temperatures, crisp nights and changing foliage, ie:  less brush and bugs!  Dirty Girls have taken to the trail for both a slower, short hike of 3 miles and a longer more intensive Saturday hike of about 5 miles.  It is working out to have both fast (runners) and slower (woggers and hikers) as long as we plan our route in advance.  It has been nice to catch up with a variety of people on the trail as well!  I can’t wait for the Dirty Girls Half Day on the Trail in October!  Making plans now for food and comfort at the end of the trail.

Dirty Girls and Dirty Kids!

The view from the trail!

I have determined that I have been a slacker this summer! I need more time on the trail. Especially if I am going to go on a ten mile hike with the Dirty Girls October 13th! I am also planning to participate in the Bonkhard Racing Perfect 10 Rogaine Event on October 19th – it is a ten hour maximum orienteering event. Unlike an adventure race, which includes biking and paddling, this is an all trekking event. It is in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, which should be absolutely beautiful (and hillllly!).  I better get my butt in gear!
I hope that you are finding some time to explore the trails near you or at least get outside to enjoy the gorgeous world!
More Dirty Girls!
More Dirty Girls!

It's the FIRST post!!

Hello all you Dirty Girls!!  I am so VERY excited about this new endeavor and I am SO thankful for the already amazing response from all of you out there!!  Our trademark and logo are pending but in the works which is awesome and a little bit scary.  I have been thinking and dreaming about doing something like this for a long time now and suddenly it’s happening.  It wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for my most awesome and amazing Original Dirty Girls.

Me with two of the Original Dirty Girls last summer!
Me with two of the Original Dirty Girls last summer!

These friends are so wonderful and supportive and they are full of energy and creativity.  Here are some of the things we are working on right now…
First, the trademark of Dirty Girl Adventures and our almost done logo.  This will be amazing and will lead directly to some fabulous Dirty Girl swag – most excitedly for me at the moment a t-shirt and a decal!
Also, we are working out the details of membership in this great adventure club.  We will soon have memberships for local and distant Dirty Girls.  With membership you will get some cool stuff (mostly as of yet undetermined but obviously including the decal and t-shirt which will doubtless be amazing)!  It has been very interesting thus far… chatting with various women about this idea.  It would appear that either you are a Dirty Girl or you’re not!  Some women just look at me like it is the weirdest thing they have ever heard.  This is when I change the subject.  Other women are immediately SUPER, OVERWHELMINGLY EXCITED!  These are obviously the true DIRTY GIRLS!  Obviously we must UNITE!
Next, we are discussing the need for development of Dirty Girl Chapters.  I’m not yet sure how this will work but it seems like a good idea.   How else will we find Dirty Girls from across the country?
Dirty Girls on Lake Perry Kansas
Dirty Girls on Lake Perry Kansas

I am already planning an adventure in Colorado for next summer.  Dirty Girls Do Pike’s Peak!  Seems like a pretty hard core activity, hiking a 14’er but it will no doubt be amazing.  The research and planning portion of this adventure is already underway.  In addition, future travels will definitely include a little jaunt into the Smoky Mountains to retreat in a super cute and comfy cabin while hiking on the Appalachian trail!
One thing to remember is that Dirty Girls can dream big dreams!  The trick is to take the next step and make the dreams come true!!   Make some time for yourself today, go outside and get dirty! Here are a couple of pictures of past adventures to inspire you!  I am going to hop on the Harley and ride today.  What are you going to do?
Bald Eagles on Perry Lake  Kansas.
Bald Eagles on Perry Lake Kansas.