The Carolina Berg Wanderers is a Charlotte-area club formed in the 70's by people wanting to make friends with others who enjoy outdoor activities. 'Berg Wanderer' means mountain wanderer in German, which is how the club was named by its founders. With some original members still active, and many new members, the Bergs are very active throughout the year. We invite anyone with an interest in the great outdoors to join the club. Our membership, which includes families, married couples and singles of all ages, is as varied as our choice of outings.

We camp, hike, backpack, mountain bike, road bike, sea kayak, whitewater canoe and kayak, and cross country and downhill ski. Some just enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Our events are primarily initiated, planned, and led by our individual members, which gives us a wide variety of activities.

If you enjoy the outdoors, whether it's hiking to a waterfall, cross country skiing in sparkling winter wonderlands or riding your mountain bike on rail-trails, and you enjoy the company of others who have a passion for these wonderful activities, you will enjoy us.

We hope you'll come and play outdoors with us!

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    Hello everyone, March 31 is the cutoff date for renewing Berg memberships. If you have renewed yours, GREAT!  If you have not, or you know someone who has not, please keep reading. Send $10 to Carolina Berg Wanderersc/o Mike Davis2308 Floral AveCharlotte, NC 28203 Please identify who you are (what is your Meetup name.) Here's some thoughts... Learn more

    Hosted by: Carolina Bergs M. (Permanent Entry for Club Business), Cathy L (Berg Outings Co-Director, 2014-15), MikeD (Member Relations, 2014-15, Life Member ), Neil C. (Berg Secretary & Communications Director 2014-15 ), Sharon (Berg Outings Co-Director, 2014-15) and 8 more

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    Myers Park Baptist Church
    1900 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC (map)
    While hiking, especially backpacking,  a tasty meal is a welcome treat at the end of the day!  Dehydrating your own food is less expensive and can be made with spices to your own taste preference. The food is very light to carry in your pack. Come and learn from an experienced backpacker, Judy Gross, who will show us the whole process from... Learn more

    Hosted by: Dori B (Vice President 2014-15)

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    RSVP deadline:
    Apr 10, 2015 9:00 PM
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    Organizers: Neil and Mike, for the Board Come participate with the Bergs on our 2015 Service Project for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks and Rec. at Cowans Ford Wildlife Refuge. Do you remember the FUN we had at last year's project?!!!   Well we've got another!!! This helps offset our free use of the Reedy Creek Shelter for our annual Christmas... Learn more

    Hosted by: MikeD (Member Relations, 2014-15, Life Member ), and Neil C. (Berg Secretary & Communications Director 2014-15 )

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    Jan 21:>  DUES: It is now time to pay dues for 2015. Dues for 2015 are now $10.  Paying: the Meetup link to Paypal is severed, and we are working on a fix/replacement.  Please standby for electronic means, or send a check (see form).  T-SHIRTS: We now have Berg T-shirts free to members.  Come to the January, February, or March meeting to get... Learn more

    Hosted by: MikeD (Member Relations, 2014-15, Life Member )

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    RSVP deadline:
    Apr 11, 2015 9:00 AM
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    Trip Organizer: _Tom  Arrigo  _______ Activity Type: _Dayhike______ Difficulty Rating: __Moderate______ Dupont State Park has a couple of claims to fame.  First, it has... Learn more

    Hosted by: Tom A. (Director At Large, 2014-15)

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