Bird Yak #2

Join us Saturday  November 13th, for one of the last paddles of 2021. We will venture out onto Lake Perry for a mid-day paddle. Odds are in favor of us seeing a variety of interesting migratory birds – from Terns to Pelicans!

We will provide instruction, a guide and all the gear you need to paddle, including a great time on the water!

Check-in at 1:00 pm to paddle from about 1:30 – 3:30 pm – optimistically the warmest time of the day! You will receive an email with our specific destination a few days before the event. We will continue to watch the weather and the water to choose the best spot. We will hope to have a fire if the weather isn’t too much.

Regular Rental: $40

Club Rental: $32

Regular OYO: $25

Club OYO: $20

Bring:  a thermos of hot cocoa, water, snacks

Wear: LAYERS!! Wool socks and rubber boots 😀 A fuzzy hat and scarf and all the layers in between!

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.

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.

Bird Yak 2021 #1

Join us Sunday, October 24th for one of the last paddles of 2021. We will venture out onto Lake Perry for a mid-day paddle. Odds are in favor of us seeing a variety of interesting migratory birds – from Terns to Pelicans!

We will provide instruction, a guide and all the gear you need to paddle, including a great time on the water!

Check-in at 12:30 pm to paddle from about 1 – 3 pm – optimistically the warmest time of the day! You will receive an email with our specific destination a few days before the event. We will continue to watch the weather and the water to choose the best spot. We will hope to have a fire if the weather isn’t too much.

Regular Rental: $40

Club Rental: $32

Regular OYO: $25

Club OYO: $20

Bring: a thermos of hot cocoa, water, snacks

Wear: LAYERS!! Wool socks and rubber boots 😀 A fuzzy hat and scarf and all the layers in between!

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.

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.

Kansas River Adventure

Join us for a Kansas River Adventure!  It is likely that this is our last river adventure of the season.  Don’t miss out, sign up now!  Please note that kayaking experience is helpful in advance of paddling 9 miles on the Kaw.

We will paddle the Mighty Kaw from Lawrence to Eudora on Saturday October 23rd.   Our plan is for a relaxing day on the Kaw.  This is one of our favorite sections of the Kaw with ample opportunities to see eagles and other wildlife.

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.  In addition, we will provide the Dirty Bus to shuttle us.

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

Details…

We will all gather in Eudora at 10:00am to load the bus, this allows us to leave our vehicles where we will be getting off river.  

OYO’s  (people who own their own kayak) will gear drop in Lawrence at 9:00am in order to have time to get to Eudora for boarding the bus.  Please plan to leave your carpool pals in Lawrence to reduce crowding on the bus. 

This will be a gorgeous day on the Kaw with plenty of sandbar exploration, good company and hopefully 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 lunch, beverages of choice, a hat, water shoes or old tennis shoes – please include a fleece or other synthetic/quick drying jacket in your gear.

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.

Hiking with Headlamps!

Join us for an afterwork hike with headlamps for the last bit.  We will hike at Azura Skyline Trail on Burnett’s Mound.  There are 4.7 miles of trails that include rough, rocky and uneven surfaces with some decent incline and decline  included – we won’t hike the whole thing! We will be hiking for about 75 – 90 minutes.  We will gather in the parking lot between 5:15 – 5:30 and then hike together for a little over an hour.  Sunset is at 6:35 – we will still be on the trail so bring a headlamp.  You will receive an email with directions and reminders Tuesday before the hike but the address is:  Azura Trails at Skyline Park

3511 SW Skyline Pkwy, Topeka, KS 66614

Our goal is to help you build strength, stamina and knowledge of the trail. This hike is part of our WEDNESDAY HIKE SERIES – check the calendar for more October Wednesday evening hikes.
We will provide a guide and sweep hiker on the trail. We teach the principal of HIKE YOUR OWN HIKE this means that we will leave no Dirty Girl behind – we each hike at our own pace.
What to expect: You will get the instruction you need prior to hiking. We will provide support on the trail, take pictures and help you adjust to hiking your own hike.
Bring/wear:   Headlamp, Bug spray, water, a hat, wear comfortable shoes with tread and hiking poles are handy.
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.
What are you paying for?  It’s more than a hike, it’s a group experience! We will build connection with self, nature and each other on this adventure. We will provide any needed 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.

 

Hike the HILLS at Iliff Commons

Join us for a hike at Iliff Commons. These trails are a beautiful gift to the Topeka area.  They also have some pretty big hills!  Hills are great for building strength and stamina, slow and steady wins this hike.  Be prepared for challenge.
We will gather in the parking lot at 5:30 and then hike together from 5:45 – 7ish.  You will receive an email with directions on Tuesday before the hike.
Our goal is to help you build strength, stamina and knowledge of the trail. This hike is part of our WEDNESDAY HIKE SERIES – check the calendar for more October Wednesday evening hikes.
We will provide a guide and sweep hiker on the trail. We teach the principal of HIKE YOUR OWN HIKE this means that we will leave no Dirty Girl behind – we each hike at our own pace.
What to expect: You will get the instruction you need prior to hiking. We will provide support on the trail, take pictures and help you adjust to hiking your own hike.

Location:  Iliff Commons Topeka

Bring/wear: Bug spray, water, a hat, trekking poles, wear comfortable shoes with tread.
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.
What are you paying for?  It’s more than a hike, it’s a group experience! We will build connection with self, nature and each other on this adventure. We will provide any needed 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.

GO ALL THE WAY to Kanopolis State Park

Join us for one of our all time FAVORITE EVENTS!  It’s time to GO ALL THE WAY!!  This year we will be going to the first state park in Kansas, Kanopolis State Park!  This park is situated in the rolling hills, bluffs and woods of the scenic Smoky Hills region of the state. From the towering Dakota sandstone bluffs to the caves and crevices of Horsethief Canyon, the park and surrounding area offer rugged beauty and stunning vistas.  The trails will take us through all of these areas with amazing views and widely varied terrain.  Good news, the ranger says that they will have completed trail maintenance on the ENTIRE trail BEFORE we hike!  Woohoo!  Sunday’s hike is primarily through prairie, this is beautiful wide sky rolling hill country.  You will need a hat, sunscreen and a good windbreaker if it’s cool and windy

We will be hiking Saturday, camping Saturday evening and hiking some more on Sunday!  We will cover roughly 7-8 miles on Saturday and 8-10 on Sunday.  We have pre-hiked and mapped this hike, there are several small water crossings. YOU SHOULD BRING EXTRA SOCKS and SHOES just in case. TREKKING POLES make water crossings easier!

You will need to bring all of your own camping gear for the overnight stay.  (see gear list below) We have reserved tent camping at Rockwall Campground for our group.  You will bring your own lunch and snacks for the trail each day.  Wear long hiking pants and hiking shoes, the terrain is rough and rocky.  We will have at least one water crossing, probably not super wet given recent conditions but be prepared. We will provide dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs by emailing us at adventure@dirtygirladventures.net.

All the Way includes group hiking with a guide and a sweep both days, overnight camping Saturday, 2 meals (dinner and breakfast) and an EVENT T-SPECIFIC COMMEMORATIVE ITEM.

Regular Price: $220

Club Price: $175

Timeline of events… Saturday check in time is 10am at Rockwall campground. We will hike out and circle back to camp – we will be off trail by sunset 6:30pm or earlier. Dinner around 7pm with time around the fire to follow.  Sunday morning we will breakfast and break camp ready to roll by 9am.  We will drive to an alternate trailhead to start our Sunday hike.  We will be off trail by sunset at the latest.

GEAR LIST:  tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, pillow, personal care items, day pack with hydration capacity of at least 3 liters, headlamp, trekking poles, lawn chair, hiking pants – THERE ARE STICKERS and STICK-TIGHTS – ripstop or fabric that resists plants that stick are highly suggested, trail ready shoes or boots, rain gear, clothing layers, that include  snacks and lunch

We will have water re-fills or access to water at camp.

What are you paying for?

Before you arrive at camp, we will have pre-hiked the entire trail.  We have spoken with the Park Rangers, discussed safety and any possible concerns, arranged for a special use permit, reserved camping, planned for water and meals as listed above.   We will provide a lead hiker, a middle hiker and a sweep hiker on trail.  We will provide a guide support, information about the trail history and local plants and animals. We will all have first aid kits and equipment to aid in your comfort if injured. We will always know where we are (mostly) and will be able to access outside support if needed. Portions of this trail are not accessible by car.

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.

What are you paying for? It’s more than a hike, it’s a group experience!  We will build connection with self, nature and each other on this adventure. We will provide any needed 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.

Fall BIRTHDAY Paddle!

Join us for an adventure on the Kaw and a CELEBRATION of FALL BIRTHDAYS!!  The Buchanan and Moritz Families are excited to invite you to CELEBRATE with them.  This will be an awesome day together, on the river celebrating!

Dirty Girl Adventures 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.  Here’s the plan…

Saturday October 9th

OYO’s – those who are bringing your own kayak – gear drop at 11am below the spillway of Lake Perry.   GOOGLE MAP LINK     From the North Lawrence Turnpike exit, turn right/west onto highway 24/40 traveling towards Topeka.  You will pass through the town of Perry.  Watch for Thompsonville Road on the right/north.  You will take this road below the spillway, take the first right turn BEFORE the spillway and follow this gravel road all the way to the water – there is a slight left turn to reach the launch.

Check in time is 12:00pm at Rising Sun River Access in Lecompton.  We will be on the Kaw by 1:00pm and off river by about 6:30pm.   This adventure will be over before sunset –  Sunset is at 6:52pm – you should enjoy brunch, eat lunch or bring heavy snacks for the paddle.

We will provide a fire and dinner on the sandbar(menu TBD) Judi is bringing dessert!  

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, squirt guns, hearty snacks and beverages of choice.  Small soft sided coolers fit best into the kayaks – feel free to bring more than one.

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!  Depending on the weather forecast, bring either sun protectant clothing or  a second layer just in case it’s cooler on the sandbar.  We HIGHLY suggest that you wear or bring clothing that is of synthetic material – it will wick sweat, dry quickly and keep you warm if needed – if it’s cool, bring a fleece jacket just in case.

What to expect:  We will be outside all day.  It will be a day of going with the flow and CELEBRATING!  The river is slow so we will be paddling most of the day.

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.

 

It’s time to HIKE!

Join us for a hike at Kaw River State Park on Wednesday September 29th.  Even though these trails are right in town, they are a great connection to nature and the beauty in Kansas.

We will gather in the parking lot on the street side of the railroad tracks at 5:30.  We will share some exercises that you can do to build strength for future hiking.  We will  hike together from 5:45 – 7ish then watch the sun go down over the river.

Our goal is to help you build strength, stamina and knowledge of the trail.  This is hike number one of our WEDNESDAY HIKE SERIES – check the calendar for the October Wednesday evening hikes.

We will provide a guide and sweep hiker on the trail.  We teach the principal of HIKE YOUR OWN HIKE this means that we will leave no Dirty Girl behind – we each hike at our own pace.

What to expect: You will get the instruction you need prior to hiking.  We will provide support on the trail, take pictures and help you adjust to hiking your own hike.

Location: Kaw River State Park – park on the street side of the railroad tracks down by the river

Bring/wear:  Bug spray, water,  a hat, wear comfortable shoes with tread.

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.

What are you paying for? It’s more than a hike, it’s a group experience!  We will build connection with self, nature and each other on this adventure. We will provide any needed 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.

Afternoon on Lake Shawnee

kayaking

It’s time to Paddle!  Come and enjoy the afternoon on the lake with your friends. Kayaking is a great way to connect with nature, unwind and relax. A Lake Yak is a great way to mingle with friends both new and old. Dirty Girl Adventures provides all the gear, the instruction, safety paddlers and we always ADVENTURE – CONNECT – ENGAGE!  We do need a minimum registration of 10 people one week prior to 9/23 in order to hold this event.

Thursday September 23rd, 2021 

Check in time 1:30pm

Paddle time 2:00ish to 4:00ish

Regular Rental: $40

What to expect: You will get the instruction you need prior to kayaking.  We will provide support on the water, take pictures and allow your group to paddle as hard or as little as you prefer.  Lake Shawnee is beautiful with both manicured gardens and wild nature around the lake.

Location:  Lake Shawnee South Boat Ramp GOOGLE MAP – this is south of Ted Ensley Gardens – you can park along the road coming into the parking lot. 

Bring: sunscreen, WATER, beverages of choice, snacks, a hat, water shoes or old tennis shoes, towel for the ride home – soft sided coolers fit best into/onto the kayaks

Wear: comfy clothing that can get slightly damp

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.

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.

Kaw River Run and FUNDRAISER FOR ODIM

Join us on the Mighty Kaw to paddle from Sach’s Cabin near Silver Lake into Kaw River State Park in Topeka.  This private launch spot is pretty sweet, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to paddle a 4ish mile stretch of river ending in Topeka.

Once we’re off the river, you are invited to join us at Compass Point home of Dirty Girl Adventures 800 North Kansas Avenue for a PARTY!  We have Delta Haze on stage from 7-10 and a fundraiser dinner made with love by the current Chicas de la tierras aka the women who will be serving and adventuring in Guatemala with us in February 2022.

Your purchase includes the launch fee, your use of a kayak, the Dirty Bus shuttle and a DONATION to ODIM as part of the 2022 Dirty Girls’ Service Adventure Trip to Guatemala.

Want to learn more about ODIM, the trip or donate more?  Check it out here: DGA Service Adventure with ODIM!

12:30pm Gear drop for OYO’S  at  Sach’s Cabin  (this is for those who own their own kayaks and gear) Directions will be sent via email to registrants 2 days before the event.

1:30pm Bus check in for everyone is at Kaw River State Park

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 

Kayak Rental $50

 OYO: $50

Bring: sunscreen, WATER, electrolyte replacements, hearty snacks, 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