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.

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.

Let’s HIKE!

Join us for a hike at Dornwood Park. 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 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:  Dornwood Park, Topeka

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.

 

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.

First Friday Float

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.

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.

First River Run…SOLD OUT!!

We’re READY!  We will paddle down the Delaware to the Mighty Kaw on Saturday May 15th – RIVER FLOW PERMITTING.

If we can’t do the River we will switch to the Lake – SO DON’T SIGN UP UNLESS YOU’RE READY TO DO EITHER EVENT – you will get a coupon in refund for the price difference good for a future event if we change the event.

Please READ this carefully for information about what to expect. 

You will receive a detailed informational email with maps and location of gear drop and check in 2 days before the event when you have pre-registered.

Details…

CHECK IN:   Lecompton Rising Sun River Access at 11am to load the bus.

GEAR DROP:  10am OYO gear drop at the Spillway then return to Lecompton to board the bus.

Bring:   Sunscreen, WATER,  electrolyte replacements, hearty snacks and lunch, beverages of choice,

WEAR:   Clothing that can get damp and that dries quickly, bring a fleece jacket in case you get wet/cold, watch the weather and wear layers, 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 day on the Kaw with sandbar exploration and good company.  We’re hoping for great weather and good flow rates.  Kayaking in the spring is sometimes challenging due to cold water temperatures, spring run off increasing river flow rates and chilly temperatures.

Regular Rental: $50

Club Rental: $40

Oyo  = Own your own kayak and gear

Regular OYO: $35

Club OYO: $25

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 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.

Backpacking on the Perry Lake Trail

Join us for a new adventure on the Perry Lake Trail.  We will enjoy a new experience on the Perry Lake Trail by backpacking approximately 10-12 miles. We will load up our packs and explore the trail from a different vantage point than in the past by taking everything we need on our backs!  Although this is a beginning backpacking adventure, the trail is rated as moderately difficult and strenuous due to several steep inclines and declines as well as rough uneven terrain.  This will be a challenging adventure but a good experience for future backpacking adventures.

This adventure begins on Friday April 23rd at 1pm and should end Saturday April 24th mid to late afternoon.

We will talk about different packing and loading techniques for your pack, share some of the gear we love and hopefully demonstrate some HAMMOCK CAMPING – weather permitting. We are fair weather hammock campers!

When:  Friday April 23rd – Saturday April 24th

Check in time:  Friday April 23rd, 1:30pm

Estimated completion time: Saturday April 24th, mid-afternoon

What are you paying for?  We’ve done all the planning, made reservations, made contact with USACE and have a plan if an emergency arises. We’ve also pre-hiked and chosen a campground.  We’ll ensure that we have filtered drinking and cooking water, firewood and s’mores for dessert!  In addition, we’ll provide you with a gear list, clothing suggestions and a pack weigh in prior to the event.  Two experienced Dirty Girl Guides will be with you every step of the way!