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+)

Announcements: Deadline for Dues

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March 31 is the (drop dead) deadline for dues.

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Sassafrass Mountain Out and Back Hike

Roses' Parking Lot

This is an out and back hike to the highest point in South Carolina. This is generally considered a challenging hike of 8.4 miles with 2185 feet of elevation gain. The trail gives you the feel of the deep woods due to the incredible terrain. It's a great stroll through beautifully ravined country to the top of Sassafrass Mountain. The payoff are the great views which overlooks the Piedmont. Dinner will follow the hike before returning to the meetup point.


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

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

Pisgah Conservancy Project Day

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https://www.pisgahconservancy.org/events-1/upcoming-events.html. This is the annual project day, this our chance to give back to the Pisgah National Forest where we do most of our hiking. This will be hard work, trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, and other tasks, but the Conservancy will try and fit you to your age and ability. You must sign up at the Pisgah Conservancy beginning on March 15th. Please sign up here also, if we get enough people, 3 or more, I will see if we can all work together. Please follow the above link and read about this event.

Annual Meeting/Picnic/Elections

Latta Park

Hello Bergs,
Our annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at Latta Park in Charlotte. This is the same location as the past 4 years.

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

Please bring other potluck dishes or desserts; and your own drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.

Due to our limited budget this year, we are asking for a donation (suggested $5 to$10) to pay for the shelter and food.

Our annual meeting will follow dinner, including election of officers. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP so we can have enough food for everyone.

Past events (1,616)

Greenway Walk and Coffee at Mugs


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