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Loving Life, Laughing Out Loud and Looking for New Adventures!July  2010
In This Issue
Photo Album
Member Shout Out
Check This Out
OPALs are Real Gems
Annual Barbecue
Latin Caribbean Jazz Cabaret
Loving the Outdoors
Hartfield's Hikers
Photo Album
Red Top Mountain 2010
Providence Canyon 2010
photos by Ian Welch
Member Shout Out
Ian Welch
Ian Welch
Ian is one of our fairly new hikers and has become a great photographer for us.  See that great photo of the group at the Cheatham Hill trail...wow!  
This is a shout out to Ian for his great photos and support.  Thanks Ian!!!
Click here to visit Ian on Facebook and see more of his photos. 
Check This Out...
Hiker Sylvia Raye introduced us to this webste where you can get GREAT deals... Groupon
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Older People with Active Lifestyles

A network of people aged 50 and older who are young at heart, enjoying an active healthy lifestyle, are fit, friendly and having fun participating in recreational, athletic and social events with peers, in addition to commuinty service and teachable intergenerational projects.
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The Cheatham Hill hike on July 3rd was great!  The weather was perfect, the trail was gorgeous and the people were delightful. We welcomed new hikers and young people!  New friendships are budding and ideas for growth were plentiful.

Cheatham Hill Group - July 3, 2010                photo by Ian Welch 
Cheatham Hill Group - July 2010

As a result of expressed desires to expand and (re)connect, we are inviting you to join the Hiker's Society blog created by our own L.A. There you can create your own page, share your experiences, your photos, and mutually connect with whomever you choose.  Thanks L.A., great job!
Take note, the expansion is already in the works...we are collaborating with other groups to broaden the scope of our activities. Check out the upcoming events below and plan to join the fun.
I must also share with you that although the trail was dry for our group hike, when Paulette and I scouted the trail the day before, we were in the rain for the entire hike...from down-pour to light rain.  But, thanks to the great waterproof jackets we got from our partner, REI, we were more than prepared and best of all, as dry as could be expected.  The jackets not only kept us dry, they were breathable and I thought we looked pretty cute...the jackets are quite fashionable. Mine is a nice yellow (lemonata) and Paulette's jacket is aqua.  Not to overlook the REI quick drying clothing we had on. Check them out for all of your hiking gear! 
Happy, Healthy Hiking...
Carolyn Hartfield, The Hiking Lady
Annual Barbecue
Sunday, July 18, 2010
 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Trammell Crow Park
4980 Cascade Road
Atlanta, GA 
Sponsored by the
Latin Caribbean Jazz Cabaret
Dancing Couple
Friday, July 30, 2010
 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Atrium on Sweet Auburn
236 Auburn avenue
Atlanta, GA 
Sponsored by the
Lovin' the Outdoors Getaway
Great Outdoors
Saturday, July 31, 2010
 Sunday, August 1, 2010
Visit Alabama and the  
 Little River Canyon National Preserve
DeSoto Falls on Lookout Mountain
 Cathedral Caverns State Park
 Rock City Gardens
Deluxe Motorcoach, Hotel & Continental Breakfast included 
Click below for more information
There is NO COST to become a basic member or friend of Hartfield's Hikers and to continue receiving our newsletters and joining us on our monthly hikes.
However, if you like what we are doing, consider becoming a 'Supporting' member for only $10 a year to help us with ongoing operational expenses.   


Saturday, July 17, 2010 
Family Wellness Network
723 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA
September 11 - 12, 2010  - 
 Mall at Stonecrest
Lithonia, GA
& Talent Search
Carolyn is the founder and Director of Hartfield's Hikers and Older People with Active Lifestyles (OPALs)She is a certified Outings Leader with the Sierra Club and certified by the Wilderness Medical Institute in Wilderness First Aid. 
Carolyn is the Georgia Ambassador for the World Senior Games.  She has earned numerous gold and silver medals in Senior Women's Basketball which she started playing for the first time ever, at age 50.  She bikes, plays golf, walks, works out regularly and the host of the OPALs radio show.  As former owner of a small health food store chain, she continues to be an advocate for holistic and natural health. Currently she is a Health Literacy Coach with the  University of Georgia, Good Questions for Good Health program and a member of the Family Wellness Network.
Carolyn is available for speaking, training and coaching engagements. She is writing her book on the joys of getting older, to be released later this year.
"A loving attitude, enjoying life, and learning something new everyday is my goal."