What we're about

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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Upcoming events (4+)

Berg Christmas Party

800 Cherokee Rd

Let's gather to celebrate the season and see friends old and new!

Please bring a delicious dish to share, especially vegetables and desserts. We will provide a meat and non-alcoholic drinks. If you would like to bring wine, beer, etc. for yourself, you are welcome to do that.

Our fun Santa game will be played so bring a wrapped gift worth ~$15. This is optional, but you must contribute a gift to get a gift.

Although it is not required, we ask for a $5.00 contribution per person for offsetting the cost of the room rental and club provided food and beverages. We will collect contributions at the party.

Note the meeting place is the same as the last two years, the Cherokee Room. Berg signs will point the way. Tell the guard at the gatehouse that you are attending the Berg party. There should be adequate visitor parking, but additional parking is available on Biltmore Ave, across from the gatehouse if necessary. From the visitor parking, walk to the far-right arched entrance and look for Berg signs. The Cherokee Room is on the right wall with a red door. DO NOT GO IN THE LOBBY. The room is entered from the parking level.

Laura's Trail Clean-Up at Latta Nature Preserve

Latta Plantation

Sunday Morning after the Christmas Party. (This activity NO LONGER earns volunteer credit hours towards our free use of the shelter for our Christmas Party.)

Laura's Trail is part of the trail system at Latta Nature Preserve on Mountain Island Lake. It is named after Laura Anderson, a memorable and active Berg member who sadly died in a car accident in 1995.

TWO times a year, we do clean-ups for her trail and for others in the Preserve. We'll meet at 9:00 at the OLD Visitor's Center, just inside the iron gates. We pick up trash along the trails and shoreline until about noon or noon-thirty. Lunch to follow....

Wear clothes to go off trail and bring mud shoes, gloves, and trash-grabbers, if you have them; the Club has a few, but they go quickly.

(If you RSVP for someone else, please include their name.) "No" RSVPs are not necessary unless you have already signed up as a Yes

Contact Stuart Jones 704-598-8742c.


Berg Guidelines for Event Participants
Berg Guidelines for Event Organizers

Avery Creek, Pisgah Dayhike

Roses parking lot

Rating: Strenuous
Length: Approx. 10 miles; Elevation gain and loss: 1,680 ft.
Pace: Moderate, 2 mph.
Travel Distance: Approximately 2 1/2 hours.

If we haven't hiked together before, we will need to talk before the hike to make sure this is a good fit. Please answer question for your telephone number.

  1. Hike Description: Loop (Danny Bernstein's Hiking the Carolina Mountains)
  2. Start at FS 477 parking area, Buckhorn Gap Trail
  3. Twin Fall Tail to Falls (Out and Back)
  4. Buckhorn Gap Trail to Black Mountain Trail
  5. Black Mountain Trail to Avery Creek Trail
  6. Avery Creek/Buckhorn Gap Trail back to cars
    Approximate time on trail: 5 to 5 1/2 hours.
  7. Stop on the way back to Charlotte for dinner.

Cost: Carpool gas and dinner.

Special Conditions:

  • This is an all-day trip. Please don't sign up if you have other commitments for Saturday evening.
  • No beginners please.
  • Please bring winter hike clothing and layers, rain gear, snacks and minimum 2 liters of water.
  • No dogs please.

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Berg Guidelines for Event Participants (http://files.meetup.com/520812/Guidelines.for.Event.Participants.htm)

Berg Guidelines for Event Organizers (http://files.meetup.com/520812/Guidelines.for.Event.Organizers.htm)

Board of Directors Meeting

Tom's House

This is a meeting of the Board of Directors. Any voting member is invited, but officers are expected to attend. Past minutes are posted under Board Info on the Message Board https://www.meetup.com/CarolinaBergs/messages/boards/forum/975363

An agenda will be sent to attendees prior to the meeting.

New members are encouraged to skip this until you meet us at an outdoor or social event first.

Past events (1,599)

Coontree and Buckwheat Knob Dayhike

Roses' Parking Lot

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