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Elk River Backpacking – The Whole Trail!

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - May 1 @ 2:00 pm

$180.00 – $225.00

Join us for two nights and 2.5 days on the gorgeous 15 mile Elk River Trail!  This is a National Recreation Trail, noted in Backpacker Magazine as the best backpacking trail in Kansas.  It is a scenic 15 mile trail and was a finalist for the 8 Wonders of Kansas.  The trail is on the edge of the Chautauqua Hills region, threads through boulders and up rocky bluffs and sometimes features small waterfalls as well as multiple water crossings.  We consider this to be a challenging backpacking adventure.  It is for hardy beginners or those with some experience backpacking.

We will meet at the Elk River Trailhead Friday April 29th at 1pm (specific directions and carpooling will be facilitated prior to the trip) We will spend Friday and Saturday nights on the trail.  We will cover 15 miles of hilly, rocky, scenic Kansas over the course of this adventure.

WHEN:  Friday April 29th 1pm through Sunday May 1st

WHERE:  Elk River Trail – located near Elk City and Independence Kansas.

CARPOOLING:  is encouraged – we will work with you to facilitate this.

WHAT:  15 miles, 2 nights on trail, 2.5 days of backpacking.  The difficulty rating for this event is INTERMEDIATE.  Terrain includes rocky, uneven, steep inclines/declines and covers 15 miles.

GEAR:  You will need to bring all of your own gear, we will provide a gear list.  We have all of the gear needed available for sale at the shop if you are in need.  We can also help you rent/borrow gear.   We can assist you in assessing, fitting or otherwise adjusting your gear.   Email us with questions:  adventure@dirtygirladventures.net

FOOD and WATER:  You will bring your own food and snacks.  Bring your water filter if you have one – this is a good opportunity to practice using your filter.  We will provide use of our favorite filter, the Platypus Gravity Filter,  to ensure that everyone has clean water.

WHO:  This event is for women only.  You don’t need to be a DGA Club member to participate.

GUIDES:  Dirty Girl Guide Lorraine will be your lead and Dirty Girl Guide Dereka  will be your sweep.  These two Dirty Girls have significant experience on the trail and in supporting a group along the way.  We trust them completely.

What are you paying for:    Dirty Girl Adventures will provide gear guidance, a gear list and experienced trail guides who have recently backpacked this trail. The guide will include historical information about the region as well as information regarding the local plants, animals, etc.  The guide is also equipped with first aid materials, the ability to call for emergency extraction.

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:     Refunds are given up to two weeks before the date of the event no questions asked. After that, refunds are not given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel or modify 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 other dangerous conditions.



April 29 @ 1:00 pm
May 1 @ 2:00 pm
$180.00 – $225.00
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