Activities

MGO offers scheduled activities, treks and trips in a wide range of outdoor activities at least once a month with highly knowledgeable guides.  All guides, just like our instructors, are supportive, patient, encouraging, and are in tune to the attendees' needs.  Also like our classes, we strive to take the anxiety and stress out of the event by handling the planning for you.  All you have to do is sit back, relax and participate.  Comfort and safety are always a priority and taken into consideration.

Most activities are treks or trips for those with experience in that skill and want to further their experience while fellowshipping and having fun with like-minded women.  However, some may be for beginners as well as those with experience.  Depending on the activity there may be some in class participation, however, it will be minimal.  There also may be requirements such as pre-requisite classes or skill verification.  Activities will run 2 hours to full weekends (or multiple days) depending on the subject.  These are not meant to be instructional trips unless otherwise noted.

Please join us on one of our outdoor adventures. You never know when you will make new friends or reconnect with old ones while fellowshipping with like-minded ladies or learn something new while having fun doing it.

Below are examples of what you can expect during activities that are planned or those you may see in the future.  Check our CALENDAR page to see what activities we have planned. For online payment, you can pay through our SHOP page.  If you have a special request, please let us know through our CONTACT page and we can set something up for you.  A minimum number of participants for activities may apply. 
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Visit With the Eagles

Take a day-trip with us to see and photograph the new bald eagle fledglings on Lake Chatuge as they begin to leave the nest.  We will travel to Lake Chatuge on the North Carolina/Georgia boarder via van and travel to our final destination via pontoon boat.  Once there, we will spend two hours or more observing the family of bald eagles.  This is not an instructional outing, only a guided observation and photography opportunity. This trip is limited to seven (7) people on a first come, first served basis.  We will take a waiting list and fill any vacancies until 9pm the night before the trip.  No experience, equipment or materials necessary to participate.  We will leave from Waynesville at 8am.  It will take approximately two (2) hours to get to and from the lake.  We will plan to eat lunch on the way home, so please bring money for lunch (not included in the price of the trip).  Total trip time is approximately 8 hours.


History of Cataloochee Valley

Put on your hiking shoes, bring along your camera and come with us on a leisurely day trip to Cataloochee Valley.  You will learn about the history of  the Valley and explore its trails as we investigate buildings, wildflowers, trees, and animals along the way.  We will meet in the morning and you will be shuttled to Cataloochee via van.  Once there we will make several stops to discuss and explore.  Around mid-day, you will be provided with a light cheese, fruit and sandwich picnic lunch.  After lunch we will continue our adventures as we make our way through Cataloochee.  And yes, you can expect to see the elk and learn more about them and their habitat as well.  There will be plenty of walking and opportunity to take pictures, so please be prepared.  The hiking will be rated as easy to moderate and should not be difficult for beginners.  This trip is limited to ten (10) people on a first come, first served basis.  We will take a waiting list and fill any vacancies until 9pm the night before the trip. We will leave from Waynesville at 8am.  It will take approximately 45 minutes to get to and from Cataloochee.  Total trip time is approximately 8 hours.
A Day of Wineries

Take a day-trip with us to two of Hendersonville's wineries.  The trip will start off at Burntshirt Winery with a catered boxed lunch of your choice.  Then we'll take a tour of the facility and grounds to learn about their history, process and facility.  We'll finish off our time there with a tasting of a flight of seven wines.  You will have a choice of two different flights.  Upon leaving, you'll be able to take home a souvenier Burnshirt Winery glass.  After our time there, we will travel a few miles away to St. Paul Mountain Winery.  There we will tour the facility and the grounds to learn about their processes and grounds.  We'll finish up our time there with a tasting of their wonderful wines.  This trip is limited to ten (10) people on a first come, first served basis.  We will take a waiting list and fill any vacancies until 9pm the night before the trip.  We will leave from Waynesville at 11am.  It will take approximately one (1) hour to get to and from Hendersonville.  We will plan to eat dinner in Hendersonville at one of their nicer restaurants on the way home, so please bring money for dinner (not included in the price of the trip).  Total trip time is approximately 8 hours.


Clays and Cider

Grab your shotgun and a friend to join us for a morning of sporting clays at Fowler Farms Sporting Clays and an afternoon of cider, food, and fellowship.  During the morning, we'll shoot sporting clay rounds of 100 or 50 (your choice during registration).  After a fun filled morning of clays, we travel to Urban Orchard Cidery in West Asheville for food and drinks.  This is not an instructional outing. This trip is limited to ten (10) people on a first come, first served basis.  We will take a waiting list and fill any vacancies until 9pm the night before the trip.  Some shooting experience required. Shotguns, shells and proper hearing and eye protecion required to participate and can be rented/purchased from Fowler Farms.  We will meet at Fowler Farms at 9am.  After our rounds of clays is complete, we'll travel to the Urban Orchard in West Asheville.  Total activity time is approximately 5 hours. Friendly Reminder... No alcohol until after shooting.