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+)

Hike to top of Green Knob

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We will start off NC215 and hike into the Middle Prong wilderness on the the Mountains to Sea trail up to ridge below Mt. Hardy. From there we'll take the trail up Fork Ridge to the top of Green Knob taking great views of the balsams and the Laurel fork valley, Sams knob and the Shining Rock Wilderness. This trail will be overgrown(long pants recommended) in some areas as it is not well used and in a wilderness area. This hike clocks in around 10 miles and due the elevation gain I'd rate this hike as strenuous. Bring a lunch and snacks and water. Please be prepared for inclement weather with raingear. We will stop on the way home for diner and drinks. Although this event is free, you'll be expected to share the cost of gas to carpool.

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

Annual Meeting/Picnic/Elections

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Hello Bergs, We can finally safely get together!!

First we'll eat barbecue with buns, cole slaw and potato salad provided by the club.

Please bring other pot luck dishes, desserts, drinks and your own plates , cups etc.

Due to our limited budget this year, we are asking for a donation (suggested $5) to pay for the shelter and food.

We then will have our annual meeting including election of officers. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP so we can have enough food for everyone.


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Summer! This is our SUMMER clean-up of Laura's Trail. Meet at 9:00 at the OLD Visitor Center, just inside the gate.

We pick up trash along trails and shorelines until around noon - a pretty way to spend a morning. Lunch @ a local venue usually follows. Usually barbecue. Usually seconds....

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 we sadly lost in a car accident in 1995.
Twice a year, we do clean-ups for her trail and for others in the Preserve.

Bring water, and gloves, grabbers, bags if you have them. (The Park and the Club provide some equipment, but often not enough.)

(If RSVPing for someone else, please include names....)

Contact Stuart with questions [masked]c).

Board of Directors Meeting

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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.

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Pisgah Conservancy

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