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!

[Further information is at this link (https://www.meetup.com/hiking-323/about/).]

** To pay your dues click this link (http://bit.do/Carolina-Berg-Wanderers-Membership-Form-New) (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8oyjYNz3MaRMWxxbnFGRWhtRVk)for an address to send a paper check, or suggestions on how to pay electronically. **

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Upcoming events (5+)

Club Meetup: Anniversary Party, 10, 20, 30 Years' Past Events in Review

Sir Edmond Halley’s Restaurant & Freehouse

Please join us for our Jan 2019 Club Meeting and FORTY-THIRD! Birthday celebration. Where: Back room at Sir Edmond Halley's. It's downstairs at the back of Park Road shopping center, uphill from Blackhawk Hardware. Parking is available in the back, but more in the front. From the front, take the pedestrian cut through about 4 doors up from Blackhawk. When: Socializing and eating starts at 6 pm. Order from the menu (on your own). Program to follow. Provided: The club will provide Birthday Cake. Program: Our annual look-back at club activities over the past 43 years since the birth of the Bergs. This will be the 10th annual pictorial look back, each time at 10, 20, and 30 years in the past. So this year we will be looking at 2009, 1999, and 1989. (And since this series started at 1980, we may also get some of[masked].) If you have any old slides (film or digital) or photos of Berg trips that we can scan of these specific years, please let Mike (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-323/members/4319367/) know before Jan 15 for inclusion in the show. Sign up soon. Space is limited!

John's Rock and Cedar Rock Dayhike

Roses parking lot

Rating: Moderately Strenuous to Strenuous Length: 10 miles; Elevation Gain: 2,000 Pace: 2 mph average. Trail Time: Approximately 5 1/2 hours Travel Distance: Approximately 2 1/2 hours Please answer RSVP questions. If we haven't hiked together, we need to talk before the hike to make sure this event is a good fit. Thanks. Description: Loop 1. Start at Fish Hatchery Parking Lot 2. Butter Gap up to Art Loeb. 3. Art Loeb around the base of Cedar Mountain, to Cedar Mountain summit trail. 4. Summit Cedar Mountain. 5. Cedar Mountain summit trail back down to Art Loeb. 6. Art Loeb to Cat Gap Loop. 7. Cat Gap Loop to John's Rock Summit 8. John's Rock back to Parking Lot. 9. Dinner stop on the way back to Charlotte Cost: Carpool Gas and Dinner Special Conditions: 1. No beginners please. 2. Winter hike: Please bring warm layers, raingear etc. and lunch, water (2 liters min.), snacks. 3. No dogs please. 4. Please don't sign up if you have a commitment Saturday night as this is an all day event. If you have any questions, please email [masked] . Thanks, Barbara ***************************************************** 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)

Hike in Uwharrie Birkhead Wilderness

IKEA Parking Lot

Trip Organizer: __MikeD_ Activity Type: __DayHike__ Difficulty Rating: _Mod___ Map: https://www.hikingupward.com/UNF/BirkheadMountainsWilderness/images/Map.pdf We'll do a version with entry at Tot Hill and exit at Thornburg totaling 8 to 9 miles. Please Meetup message me if you have questions, as comments are not regularly monitored. Please supply answers to the FOUR pop up questions when you signup. **************************************************** 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 http://hiking.meetup.com/323/messages/boards/forum/975363 An agenda will be sent to attendees prior to the meeting.

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