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! 3.5 Miles on the PLT

Join us on Saturday November 20th at  11am for about 3.5 miles on the Perry Lake Trail.  This is one of our favorite sections of the  awesome 29 mile Perry Lake Trail.   This hike includes prairie views, time in the trees, steep inclines/declines, some rocky surfaces and lake views.   We hope to see a variety of migrating birds, Eagles and other wildlife or signs of wildlife along the trail.

This event is open to all hikers who can hike 3.5+ 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:  11am Slough Creek Trail Head of the Perry Lake Trail (specific directions will be emailed by the 18th of November)

Wear/Bring:  layers, hat, sturdy shoes, good socks, trekking poles, day pack, snacks, 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.

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.

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.