Eagle Hike #1 Saturday

Join us for our annual Eagle Hike at a location near Lake Perry.  Specific location is pending observed eagle activity prior to the event.  DGA will provide an informative talk about eagles and their habits. We will hike approximately 3 miles and we will see an eagle’s nest.  We will hope to spot some American Bald Eagles nesting or hovering along the trail.

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND

Detailed directions and suggestions will be emailed by Friday, Jan. 22. This allows us to watch the weather and monitor conditions prior to final instructions.

When: Saturday, Jan. 22nd

Check-in: 12:30 p.m. — specific location TBD.

What: Hike about 3 miles… look for Eagles, be happy! Feel the fresh air, see the sights, meet new friends! Location is subject to change based on trail conditions and eagle activity.   This hike is open to anyone who is interested in hiking 3 miles – trail surface is uneven and features some steep inclines and declines.

Price:   

Regular: $35
Club member: $25

What are you paying for?

Dirty Girl Adventures, LLC will provide a guide, support on the trail and docent information throughout the event. We will also monitor the weather and conditions to ensure that our event and participants are safe.  Our knowledgeable and informed guide service includes a leading guide and a sweep guide during the hike. Trail support including first aid, knowledge of the environment and locale, safety monitoring, pacing, interpretive information on the environment and location.

In case you are wondering about our 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, during this time, we consider any health concerns a valid reason for a refund. If you feel sick, or have any symptom possibly related to Covid-19 stay home, we’ll send you a refund. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel 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.

Intro to Hiking

Are you curious about or interested in starting to hike?   Maybe you’re new to hiking and want more information?  Sign up for this class to learn more about why we go hiking.   In this class you’ll learn about the gear needed for beginning day hiking, some local trails to visit and basic safety on the trail.   We will also answer some of the most frequently asked questions about hiking alone.
By the end of the class, you will have a basic understanding of day hiking gear,  a list of great local locations where you can get started and some new friends to go hiking with when you’re ready.
Participants will get 10% off any hiking related gear after class.

HIKE! 8 MILES ON THE PERRY LAKE TRAIL

Hiking

Join us on Saturday November 20th at  9:30am for 8ish miles on the Perry Lake Trail.  This is one of our favorite long sections of the  awesome 29 mile Perry Lake Trail.   This hike includes steep inclines/declines, rocky trail surfaces, and views of the lake through the trees.   We hope to see a variety of migrating birds, Eagles and other wildlife as well as signs of wildlife along the trail.

This event is open to all hikers who can hike 8+ miles.

We will leave vehicles at one end of the trail head, ride the Dirty Bus to the hike start then hike back to our vehicles.

Check in:  9:30am at the Longview Trail head of the Perry Lake Trail (specific directions will be emailed by the 18th of November)

Wear/Bring:  layers, hat, sturdy shoes, lunch for the trail, snacks, good socks, trekking poles, day pack, water

POST HIKE ACTIVITY COULD INCLUDE TIME AROUND THE FIRE  – PLAN TO BRING A CHAIR, LAP BLANKET AND FORTIFICATION! 

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 including location change 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 an experience! We will provide a guide, knowledge of the trail and information about the area along the way.  We will be prepared to provide trailside first aid. You will have the opportunity to ride the Dirty Bus to facilitate a one-way hike.  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 #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.

Backpack the Hercules-Glades Wilderness

Join us for a weekend backpacking trip in the Hercules-Glades Wilderness in Mark Twain National Forrest near Bradleyville, Missouri. This is a gorgeous, lightly trafficked, 9 mile looping trail that includes multiple water features and a waterfall, steep inclines/declines, rough and rocky trail surfaces and wooded scenery.

Basic schedule for this adventure:  If you aren’t a fan of getting up early, you may find it useful to spend Friday evening in Springfield, Missouri.   Saturday we will meet at the trailhead between 9:30 – 10am to begin our hike.  We will hike about 5.5 miles before we make camp.  This start time should have us setting up camp between 3-4pm.  Sunday we will hit the trail no later than 10am which should have us off trail between 3-4ish for our drive home.  This timeline allows ample time to explore the area.  Carpooling is suggested, participants will receive a group email to facilitate connecting.

Things to know: 

  • Sign up for this event closes November 5th.
  • We have pre-hiked this trail and feel comfortable with the rating of *Moderate as a challenge rating.
  • November temperatures in this area range from a high of 65* with a low of 35*.  This is your opportunity to experience cool night time temperatures with mild, comfortable temperatures for hiking.
  • You will need `backpacking and hiking gear.  We will provide a gear list with details but the basics include: backpack, tent, sleeping gear, layered clothing, all of your food, snacks and the ability to cary your water.  Participants can plan to share gear to lighten their loads.  We will provide a water filter on the trail to assist you with refills or this would be a good hike to use your own water filter.  If you need help choosing gear or knowing what to choose, we can help you prepare.

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:
Refunds will only be given up to November 5th, 2021.  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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday Sunset Kayaking

It’s time to Paddle!  Come and enjoy the evening on the lake with your friends, make new friends and relax a little before the work week. 

This is a great event for beginners and experienced kayakers alike.  We will provide all the gear, instruction and support on the water while you enjoy an evening unplugged yet connected to nature and friends.  You’ll also have a a great view of the Kansas Sky.  Kayaking is a great way to connect with nature, unwind and relax. We love to paddle, paddle, float, float! Dirty Girl Adventures provides all the gear, the instruction, safety paddlers and we always ADVENTURE – CONNECT – ENGAGE!

Sunday June 27th, 2021

Check in time 6:00pm

Paddle time 6:30 – 8:30ish

Regular Rental: $40

Club Rental: $30

Regular Bring your own kayak: $20

Club Bring your own kayak: $15

Location: Lake Perry – details on location by Saturday 

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.

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.