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The ORIGINAL, LARGEST and MOST ACTIVE outdoors group in the Carolinas! Often imitated but never duplicated!

Triangle Hiking and Outdoors Group (aka THOG) is the premier outdoor adventure group in central North Carolina. With over 7000+ members and 300+ events a year, we offer a comprehensive array of exciting adventures in the Carolinas and beyond! We are the ORIGINAL Meetup hiking group and #1 in the Carolinas. Membership is FREE and open to any adults over the age of 21 years old. Our members range in age from 21 to 70+ years old, although the majority of our members are in their 20s through 50s. Our membership base is diverse and includes members who are singled, married and partnered.

Our Activities

Our regular activities include walking, local hiking, day trips, camping, backpacking and paddling. Depending on the season, we offer additional activities such as hanggliding, zip-lining, indoor rock climbing, and snow skiing). The majority of our events are hiking events, that allow old and new residents to enjoy the great outdoors and scenic areas around the Triangle area.

Why join THOG?

We know there are several outdoor groups in the Triangle area to choose from. When you join THOG you are joining the BEST group in the Carolinas. Our volunteer board consists of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable individuals in the Triangle area.

1) Experience counts! We were the first Meetup-based hiking group in the Carolinas and have hosted over 3000+ events since our inception. We are now in our 10th year of operation and continue to lead the way by providing unique and innovative events for our members!

2) Member exclusives! Throughout the calendar year, we offer events that are only available to THOG members. Events include workshops and hikes on private property where we have secured permission in advance!

3) Most importantly, we have great members who are fun and adventurous but also safety conscious and responsible.

We are an INDEPENDENT group and are not associated or affiliated with any other hiking or outdoor groups. In other words, there are other groups that claim to be like THOG, but they are not! On rare occasions, we will co-host events with other groups, but these will be clearly identified on the THOG site.

What THOG is not ...

- THOG is not a singles group and those looking to join THOG for the sole purpose of finding dates will be disappointed. (* On a serious note, if you are on the receiving end of unwanted advances, harassing e-mails or stalking behaviors, please let us know by contacting a Volunteer or Organizer)

- THOG does not condone or engage in careless, reckless or irresponsible activities or behaviors.

We expect that members will do their socializing on the trail, at camp, or on the water! Thus, you won't find social mixers, dining events or parties on our site. What you will find are some of the most unique outdoor adventures in the Triangle area. Whether its hiking, bicycling, zip-lining, backpacking, rafting, kayaking, snow skiing, snowshoeing, or camping, we've likely done it!

We are a VOLUNTEER based group and do not collect ANY fees or dues. Volunteers and organizers are selected based on their experience and commitment to the group. We require prospective volunteers and organizers to attend a minimum of 3 events prior to consideration for such positions.

What are you waiting for? Join THOG Today!

By joining THOG you are agreeing to our Membership Code of Conduct (http://www.meetup.com/Adventures/pages/THOG_-_Code_of_Conduct) and the Trip Participant Waiver of Liability (updated December 30, 2015).

TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY

I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety.

Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above.

Próximos eventos (3)

Earlier after work bike ride on the ATT

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We'll be starting near Southpoint and final starting point will be sent out Monday evening. Make sure that your bike is in good working order - tires hold air and are up to pressure, brakes and shifters work and your chain has been oiled. We'll be riding just over 1 hour and about 12 miles. The ride is fairly flat and shaded and our pace will be moderate (about 12.5 mph average). I recommend a hard tail or hybrid bike, but if you really want to bring a road bike it's ok, though you'll likely be a bit bored. Unicycles....? Helmets are required and by signing up you agree to THOG liability waiver statement. Please Note!! Any cancellation less than 30 hours before the beginning of the event will be considered a "no show"

Bear Island - Hammocks Beach State Park - Oct 11-13

Hammocks Beach State Park

The Plan: If you are interested and or have never been tenting on the dunes on a 3 mile long semi-private beach with friends, this trip is for you. Please don't wait to long to decide the camping sites are going fast. Once you have your site, please send me your site number and I'll mark your RSVP as going, or sharing with someone else. You can also share your site with fellow campers (two tents per site, six people maximum.) Please make your reservations at ReserveAmerica.com and select Hammocks Beach State Park any campsite numbers 1-11, travel by means of the hourly (20 min) ferry, or paddle in on your own. Sites 12-14 are ONLY campers that want to kayak or canoe in (1.5 hr) paddle through the sound, and would not be near the group unless one wants to boat over each day. Details: After parking your car check into the park office and load up to take the $5 round trip ferry over to the island. You may have to walk a mile or more to your campsite depending which site you reserve. What to bring: tent, food, cookware, shade cover (umbrella), chair, toiletries, towel, small cart or backpack. TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above. Grace Iovine Assistant Leader

(Overnight) Fall Foliage X - GSMNP

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Join us for THOG's annual Fall Foliage Trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Highlights include a summit hike to Mt. Cammerer, several waterfalls, and possibly another hike to the Mt. Sterling fire tower. RSVP's open on September 27! Attendee total will be limited to 18 people. Our trip starts on Friday, October 25. We'll meet somewhere in the Triangle, setup carpools then drive 5 hours to our campsite at Cosby Campground. Once we arrive at our campsite in the afternoon, we'll setup our tents and do a short hike to some waterfalls in the area. Saturday: We'll begin our 6 mile hike (12 miles total) to the summit of Mt. Cammerer in the morning. The trail is rated strenuous with an elevation gain of about 3,045ft. We will have lunch at the summit near the fire tower. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a campfire at the campground. Sunday: We'll pack up at camp and drive to the Mt. Sterling trailhead to do our last hike of the weekend. 1.5 mile one way (3 mile out and back) strenuous hike. On our way home, we'll stop by for a bite to eat. Important things to know: -Campground has drinking water, flush toilets and utility sinks -Bring a Daypack, Hiking boots/shoes with good support, and hiking poles (optional) -Bring your own camping gear, I.e. tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc. -Bring enough food for the weekend: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, trail snacks, water, beverages. -Bring layers including jacket, gloves, hat! It will probably be cold -Bring money for campsite and firewood ($5-10 per person for shareable costs) PLUS money to share carpooling costs with your driver -RSVP only if you are ok with the itinerary -A maximum of 5 Vehicles will be allowed at the campsite. Vehicles with at least 2 or 3 passengers will have priority parking Those who RSVP will be put on a waitlist and I'll approve each person individually. Previous No Shows and Last minute/Late cancellations may affect your RSVP. -Specific trip information will be emailed to those who are going after RSVP's close -This is Bear Country. We should be able to see fall colors at the lower elevations, if not at the summit! See you all soon! Larredo If you have any questions related to this event, post in the comments or send me a meetup message. By participating in this event, you agree to the terms below: TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety.

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