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This is a group for anyone looking to stay active and get outdoors while making friends and exploring your community. All skill levels are welcome. Our activities vary, but generally include yoga, bootcamp, hiking clubs, and backpacking workshops or guest speakers. Oh, and you can bet there will be an opportunity to sip on some of your favorite craft beer.

Upcoming events (5)

Trail Talk

Blue Blaze Brewing

Join us every Monday for a casual and open conversation about all things related to hiking, backpacking, and the outdoors! This free and informal event will take place in our outdoor space socially distancing (don't forget to bring your mask to be able to go into the taproom). This is a great opportunity to meet folks in Charlotte's ever-growing outdoor community. Talk about upcoming events, share your favorite local hikes, trade gear tips, and get inspired! If you are new to hiking and backpacking, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn some tricks. If you are an expert backpacker, come share your trail tails and make some friends! Meet up is lead by Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett. Enjoy one of our many delicious craft brews. Cider, wine, Prosecco, and non alcoholic beverages are available as well

Blue Blaze Hiking Club- Falcon Trail, Misenheimer, NC (5.4 miles)

1/23 UPDATE: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED VIA EVENTBRITE. In order to maintain a covid-friendly group size we will be requiring participants to reserve their spot by purchasing a $0 ticket via Eventbrite. Your registration must be made through Eventbrite. A RSVP through Meet Up will NOT reserve your spot. Please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-blaze-hiking-club-falcon-trail-misenheimer-nc-54-miles-tickets-138109658707 Blue Blaze Brewing invites you to participate in our Blue Blaze Hiking Club! New members are always welcome. Be sure to social distance and bring masks for pre and post hike gathering. This week we will be hiking The Falcon Trail, which is a part of the Carolina Thread Trail system and is near Pfeiffer University. The trail is an out-and-back and will come out to 5.4 miles total. This hike is rated as easy and is on both gravel and natural surfaces. Bring PLENTY of water and snacks, we will plan to take a break during the hike. After the hike, we will enjoy a refreshing Blue Blaze brew back at our taproom. A local food truck will be on site to satisfy your hiker hunger! All participants can participate in a free raffle for some awesome Blue Blaze goodies. NEW OPTION: Do you want to take your favorite Blue Blaze brew home with you after the hike? You can now order your beer online and we will bring it to you at the trailhead to take home! Place an order online at bit.ly/BBbeer by Friday night at 8pm. Mark your order as a delivery, use the promo code HIKEON to waive the delivery fee, and we will have your beer waiting for you after the hike. Disclaimer: Alcoholic beverages cannot be consumed on public grounds. Please wait until you get home to enjoy. Feel free to use this event page to coordinate carpool! Upon arrival, look out for the Blue Blaze Banner in the parking lot. Folks of all ages and most skill levels are welcome to join us (drinks only for those who are 21 and older, of course). Leashed dogs can come along! Hikes will be led by Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett. GPS LOCATION: 48380 US-52, Misenheimer, NC 28109 We will meet in the parking lot by Richfield Park Baseball field. Look for the Blue Blaze Banner.

Trail Talk

Blue Blaze Brewing

Join us every Monday for a casual and open conversation about all things related to hiking, backpacking, and the outdoors! This free and informal event will take place in our outdoor space socially distancing (don't forget to bring your mask to be able to go into the taproom). This is a great opportunity to meet folks in Charlotte's ever-growing outdoor community. Talk about upcoming events, share your favorite local hikes, trade gear tips, and get inspired! If you are new to hiking and backpacking, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn some tricks. If you are an expert backpacker, come share your trail tails and make some friends! Meet up is lead by Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett. Enjoy one of our many delicious craft brews. Cider, wine, Prosecco, and non alcoholic beverages are available as well

Group Backpacking Trip

Blue Blaze Brewing

Blue Blaze Brewing invites you to join us for our first group backpacking trip! Join other craft beer and outdoor enthusiasts as we tackle a 30 mile, 3 day/2 night backpacking trip through Uwharrie National Forest from February 12 through February 14. Ring in the New Year or celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone with this fun and exciting excursion! This hike will be led by experienced outdoorswoman and Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker, Heidi Nisbett. Participants will get to enjoy a long weekend in secluded wilderness, meet other outdoorsy folks from the Charlotte area, and learn crucial skills for future outdoor experiences. Oh, and there will be beer along the way! This trip is open to hikers of all experience levels. For beginners, this will be a great opportunity to test the waters of backpacking among a supportive and helpful group. Experienced backpackers will enjoy honing in on their backcountry skillset and bonding with likeminded hikers. We will be capping our group size at 10 participants (in addition to Blue Blaze Team Members) in accordance with CDC recommendations and COVID prevention guidelines. A Wilderness First Aid certified team member will be on-site for the duration of the hike. While this trip does coincide with Valentine’s Day, it is not exclusively a trip for couples . We encourage singles, solo adventures, and friends to all join us! In honor of the romantic holiday, though, we will be offering a special discount for uncoupled twosomes or couples who look forward to celebrating with us in the wilderness. Contact event coordinator for details. Full details, including what we provide, what we will ask you to bring, cancelation policy, and rules can be found on our Facebook, website, or Eventbrite. Tickets can be purchased on our Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/131117545107

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Trail Talk

Blue Blaze Brewing

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