TLP/KPA Kayaking!

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Join us for a lovely evening of KAYAKING with friends and the sunset from the water at Lake Shawnee Wednesday August 25th!

Check in by 5:30pm we will meet at the South Boat Ramp near the Yacht Club and Ted Ensley Gardens – you will be able to park along the road that leads into the boat ramp area.  GOOGLE MAP LINK

We will get everyone geared up, provide instruction and push you out onto the lake to paddle and float from about 6:00ish – 8:00ish. (sunset is at 8:05 – we will be off the water by dark)

Dirty Girl Adventures provides all the gear, the instruction, lake guides, safety paddlers and we always ADVENTURE – CONNECT – ENGAGE!

Bring: if you have your own life jacket you can bring it, sunscreen, WATER, snacks, beverages of choice, a hat, wear water shoes or old tennis shoes – NO FLIP FLOPS!  You many want a lawn chair and bug spray for post paddle if your group is planning a social gathering.

COST:  If you are renting a kayak it is $40 for all gear including the kayak.  Do you own your own kayak?  If so, you can join us for $25 with your own gear and our guidance and support.

Dirty Girl Adventures Open Event Refund Policy:

Refunds are given up to one week 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.

What are you paying for? It’s more than a rented kayak, it’s an experience! We will lift and haul all the gear you need for your adventure. We will provide instruction, support, guidance and safety information before and during each event. We will be there with you for the duration of the event doing our best to help you remain comfortable and engaged in the adventure.

WU Law on the Kaw 2021

Join us for an adventure on the Kaw!  We will be paddling down the Delaware River to the Kansas River where we will stop on a sandbar before getting out in Lecompton at the Rising Sun Boat Ramp.  We will have a campfire for a traditional meal – hot dogs, chips, potato salad and cookies on the sandbar. We will provide all the gear, guide service and the knowledge and experience to ensure that you have a positive experience.  This is a beautiful paddle and we are excited to share it with you.

Saturday August 22nd board the bus for transport at 1pm at Rising Sun River Access in Lecompton.  This adventure will be over by sunset, maybe earlier – it’s the river, we go with the FLOW! 

Directions:
I-70 to Lecompton exit #197 (five miles west of Lawrence.) From exit 197 go north 1/4 mile to Lakeview Rd. Follow Lakeview Rd. west along the turnpike until it curves north, becoming Lecompton Rd. Go 3.2 miles through Lecompton. Continue north across the Kaw River on the Perry/Lecompton Bridge and look for the sign indicating Rising Sun River Access. Turn west into the park road that leads to the gravel parking lot. Concrete ramp is at the far end of the parking lot.

From US-24, turn south on Lecompton Rd east of the town of Perry, and continue 2.5 miles to the access road.

Bring:   Sunscreen, WATER,  electrolyte replacements, hearty snacks

WEAR:   Swimsuit, or clothing that can both get damp and dry quickly, hat, sunglasses, wear water shoes or old tennis shoes FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT OK

Expected time commitment:  However long it takes, we don’t rush the river, we go with the flow!

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:  Refunds are given up to ONE week 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.

What are you paying for? Planning, monitoring of weather and water conditions, experienced guide and outfitter services.  It’s more than a rented kayak, it’s an experience! We will lift and haul all the gear you need for your adventure. We will provide instruction, support, guidance and safety information before and during each event. We will be there with you for the duration of the event doing our best to help you remain comfortable and engaged in the adventure.

 

Theresa’s River Adventure with FRIENDS!!

Join us for a River Adventure August 14th with Theresa!

We will paddle the Mighty Kaw from Manhattan to St. George.  River Adventures are generally a day long adventure so don’t make any big plans post paddle.

You will receive an email with final details a couple days before the event as we continually monitor weather and water conditions.

OYO’s = own your own kayak and gear – we provide the guide, safety paddlers and a shuttle bus ride

Renters = we provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket, guide, safety paddlers, and a shuttle bus ride

10am – Gear drop for OYO’S  at Manhattan the Blue River Access  (this is for those who own their own kayaks and gear)

Directions to Manhattan Blue River Access:  From I-70 take the Manhattan exit #313 and go 8 miles north on K-177 to Manhattan.  After crossing the Kaw River bridge take the ramp marked North 177.  Follow the signs to U.S.24 and turn east toward Wamego.  The turn off for Linear Park is about 1 mile on the right.

11am – Bus check in for everyone is at Boggs River Landing in St. George:  From Highway 24 take Military Trail Road into St. George, take the right onto Lincoln and turn into the gravel river access. GOOGLE MAP LINK

We’ll start our paddle about 11:45 and we’ll paddle until we’re done…we don’t rush the river!

RENTALS = We provide the kayak, paddle, life jacket, instruction, guide, safety paddlers and shuttle bus ride

OYO’s = You bring the kayak and gear we bring the guide, safety paddlers, and provide the shuttle bus ride 

Regular Rental: $55

Club Rental: $45

Regular OYO: $35

Club OYO: $30

Bring: sunscreen, WATER, electrolyte replacements, hearty snacks and your lunch, beverages of choice, a hat, water shoes or old tennis shoes. Renters – small soft sided coolers fit into and onto the kayaks most easily.  Bringing more than one is fine – hard sided big coolers don’t fit into kayaks easily. 

Expected time commitment: However long it takes, we don’t rush, we go with the flow!

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:

Refunds are given up to one week 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.

What are you paying for?

It’s more than a rented kayak, it’s an experience! We will lift and haul all the gear you need for your adventure. We will provide instruction, support, guidance and safety information before and during each event. We will be there with you for the duration of the event doing our best to help

ICL Employee River Adventure

Join us for a River Adventure!

We will paddle the Mighty Kaw from Lawrence to Eudora on Saturday August 7th.  Our plan is for a relaxing afternoon on the Kaw.   This is one of our favorite sections of the Kaw with ample opportunities to see eagles and other wildlife.  This will be a gorgeous afternoon on the Kaw with plenty of sandbar exploration and good company.  We will provide a guide with information about the river and safety paddlers for the duration of the adventure.  Kayaking is generally relaxing but it does require a full day in the sun and fairly consistent paddling.

If you are renting we will provide all of the gear you need for the day.

Details…

We will gather in Eudora at  11am to load the bus for a ride back to Lawrence where we will start our adventure. 

OYO’s  (people who own their own kayak) will gear drop in Lawrence at 10:15am in order to have time to get to Eudora for boarding the bus.

Rental – includes kayak, paddle, life jacket

OYO – bring your own kayak and gear

Bring:  sunscreen, WATER, electrolyte replacements, hearty snacks and LUNCH, beverages of choice, a hat, water shoes or old tennis shoes – soft sided coolers fit best into the kayaks

Expected time commitment: However long it takes, we don’t rush, we go with the flow but we will be off the river by sunset.

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:

Refunds are given up to one week 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.

What are you paying for?

It’s more than a rented kayak, it’s an experience! We will lift and haul all the gear you need for your adventure. We will provide instruction, support, guidance and safety information before and during each event. We will be there with you for the duration of the event doing our best to help you remain comfortable and engaged in the adventure. You will have the opportunity to ride the Dirty Bus as your shuttle from one point to the other.

First Friday Float August 6th, 2021

WooHoo!  Help us celebrate Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk with a short and sweet First Friday Float!  It’s the BEST WAY to start your FIRST FRIDAY!  We will paddle from Kaw River State Park to get out at the newly improved and SAFE Topeka Weir.  This short (3 miles) and sweet paddle includes time on the sandbar and TWO WHITE WATER PASSAGES prior to our get out.  This paddle is best for those with at least some paddling experience.  Beginners are encouraged to sign up for a LAKE event prior to a RIVER event.

If RIVER CONDITIONS don’t allow us to paddle on the KAW this event will move to Lake Shawnee – if that happens participants will receive a gift card to reimburse the price difference between a river event and a lake event.

Gear Drop: 9am

Dirty Bus Boarding: 10am

Bring:   Sunscreen, WATER,  electrolyte replacements, hearty snacks

WEAR:   Clothing that can both get damp and dry quickly, hat, wear water shoes or old tennis shoes FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT OK

Expected time commitment:  However long it takes, we don’t rush the river, we go with the flow!

This will be a gorgeous morning on the Kaw with some sandbar exploration, good company and instruction on crossing through the new white water passage.

Regular Rental: $50

Club Rental: $40

Oyo  = Own your own kayak and gear

Rental = we provide all the gear you need.

Regular OYO: $30

Club OYO: $20

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:

Refunds are given up to one week before the date of the event no questions asked. After that, refunds are not given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Some events anticipate a change of location due to conditions, these events explain within the text about the event, that only partial refunds will be given.  This specifically applies to events that move from the river to the lake.  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.

What are you paying for?

It’s more than a rented kayak, it’s a guided experience! We will lift and haul all the gear you need for your adventure. In addition, we will share facts and stories about the MIGHTY KAW.  We will also provide instruction, support, guidance and safety information before and during each event. We will be there with you for the duration of the event doing our best to help you remain comfortable and engaged in the adventure. You will have the opportunity to ride the Dirty Bus as your shuttle from one point to the other.

Yoga in the Park – Oakland Community Center

The month of July is National Parks and Recreation Month so we thought that we would celebrate with our local Shawnee County Parks and Recreation by practicing yoga in a different park each week!  Think shady!  Think flowers!  Think RELAXING!

Join us each Thursday at our usual time 5:45-6:45pm in an unusual place for Compass Point Yoga!  Our yoga teacher, Dirty Girl Jennifer Sieben creates each class to help each participant grow and develop their practice.  Perfect for beginners, challenging for experienced yogis and always focused on building self compassion, breath and  core strength all in one class!  Dirty Girls practice no judgement and accept you where you are, come to check out Dirty Girl Yoga in celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month.

JULY SPECIAL includes $5 walk in or $25 for a 5 class punch card. 

Bring your own mat, strap, block, water – we will have a few extras of each to share and a water jug to refill your bottles. 

July 29th Oakland Community Center – Shady Spot under the big trees

Sunset Paddle at Perry – SOLD OUT

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Join us Wednesday July 21st to paddle on beautiful Lake Perry.  This should be a great opportunity for beginners or experienced paddlers – learn new skills, hone your skills and just relax and enjoy the great scenery.   We hope to see some migratory birds as well as the sunset over the water.

Check in time: 5:45pm

Location:  Lake Perry – more specific details will be emailed to you a couple of days before the event. 

Paddle 6:30 – 8:30pm ISH…

Bring: sunscreen, WATER, beverages of choice, snacks, a hat, water shoes or old tennis shoes, towel for the ride home

Wear: comfy clothing that can get wet, swimsuit

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.

Outdoor Adventure Extravaganza!

Location:  Lake Shawnee, SE Ramp Road Boat Ramp this is just past the Ted Ensley Gardens on the east side of the road.    GOOGLE MAP LINK
 
Arrive: 5:30pm – we will be set up at the picnic area on the east side of SE Ramp Road
Bring:  bug spray, lawn chair or picnic blankets, water bottles, sunscreen, your favorite life jacket if you own one
Wear:  comfortable clothing that can get dirty or damp – synthetic clothing dries more quickly, hat,  watch the weather, layers may be the best plan.  NO FLIP FLOPS or crocs – old tennis shoes or water shoes are best.
What to expect:  We will start the adventure with some fun ice breaker activities, then do some basic instruction and paddle prep followed by the campfire meal and the treasure hunt.  Traditional campfire fire = hotdogs, potato salad, chips, veggies,  special dessert.

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.

 

River Run – Lawrence to Eudora

Join us for a River Adventure!

We will paddle the Mighty Kaw from Lawrence to Eudora on Saturday July 17th.  Our plan is for a relaxing afternoon and early evening on the Kaw.   This is one of our favorite sections of the Kaw with ample opportunities to see eagles and other wildlife.

We STRONGLY recommend that you have paddling experience prior to joining us for an event on the Kaw – try one of our Lake events first.

We will provide the gear if you are a renter (life jacket, kayak, paddle) and everyone will have a guide and safety paddlers for the duration of the event.

You will receive a detailed informational email 2 days before the event when you have pre-registered.

Details…

We will gather in Eudora at 2:30pm to load the bus.

OYO’s  (people who own their own kayak) will gear drop in Lawrence at 1:30pm in order to have time to get to Eudora for boarding the bus.

This will be a gorgeous afternoon on the Kaw with plenty of sandbar exploration, good company and great weather.

Regular Rental: $50

Club Rental: $40

OYO – bring your own kayak and gear

Regular OYO: $30

Club OYO: $25

Bring: sunscreen, WATER, electrolyte replacements, hearty snacks and dinner, beverages of choice, a hat, water shoes or old tennis shoes.

Expected time commitment: However long it takes, we don’t rush, we go with the flow but we will be off the river by sunset.

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:

Refunds are given up to one week 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.

What are you paying for?

It’s more than a rented kayak, it’s an experience! We will lift and haul all the gear you need for your adventure. We will provide instruction, support, guidance and safety information before and during each event. We will be there with you for the duration of the event doing our best to help you remain comfortable and engaged in the adventure. You will have the opportunity to ride the Dirty Bus as your shuttle from one point to the other.

Yoga in the Park – Garfield Park

The month of July is National Parks and Recreation Month so we thought that we would celebrate with our local Shawnee County Parks and Recreation by practicing yoga in a different park each week!  Think shady!  Think flowers!  Think RELAXING!

Join us each Thursday at our usual time 5:45-6:45pm in an unusual place for Compass Point Yoga!  Our yoga teacher, Dirty Girl Jennifer Sieben creates each class to help each participant grow and develop their practice.  Perfect for beginners, challenging for experienced yogis and always focused on building self compassion, breath and  core strength all in one class!  Dirty Girls practice no judgement and accept you where you are, come to check out Dirty Girl Yoga in celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month.

JULY SPECIAL includes $5 walk in or $25 for a 5 class punch card. 

Bring your own mat, strap, block, water – we will have a few extras of each to share and a water jug to refill your bottles. 

July 15th Garfield Park – Shady Spot on Kansas Avenue

July 22nd Old Prairie Town/Ward Meade Park– Asian Garden

July 29th Oakland Community Center – Shady Spot under the big trees