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December 2011
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Greetings (Contact First Name), 

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  I surely enjoyed myself with another 100% organic home-cooked meal.  I am really getting into this organic holiday meal scenario...although I have to admit I prepare and eat organic about 90% most of the time.

Anyway, following my recent 'Living Life to the Fullest' event, I have had some hikers and friends ask me what I am doing to keep my energy level up all the time and not get stiffness in my joints after the hikes, especially at my age (63)! Also, please know that I do not take any prescribed medications or drugs, including no over-the-counter medications of any kind!

Well, you may know that I am the former owner of the A'CEE Natural Foods store chain when I was in Detroit.  I had two health food stores, a sports nutrition store and a cafe.  Since selling the stores, I always have people ask my opinion on various natural health remedies.  As a result, I have finally started my virtual health food store...Hartfield's Healthy Haven. And, I am also in the process of becoming a Certified Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner...how about those (organic) apples!!!

I share this with you because as we close out 2011 and prepare ourselves for 2012 to really excel, I believe better health should be on top of our list of New Year Resolutions, and I am here to help you 'Live Your Life to the Fullest!!!' through better health which can actually lead to additional wealth.

Plan to join us as we explore new trails on our monthly hikes, Cumberland Island in January, the Black Boaters Summit in July and other exciting adventures yet to be posted.  And, don't forget about preparing yourself to join me as we hike the Grand Canyon to celebrate my 65th birthday in 2013!!!

Enjoy the newsletter... 

Carolyn's Signature


Stone Mountain

1st Annual Dual Holiday Hike at Stone Mountain with Hartfield's Hikers and Keeping It Wild 


Stone Mountain - 

Cherokee Trail Hike
Saturday, December 3rd
Rating:  Easy to Moderate  
Distance:  5.0 Miles
Hartfield's Hikers Departure: 8:00a Sharp

Keeping It Wild Departure: 10:00a Sharp


Hartfield's Hikers meeting place is inside the park near the west gate by the parking lot near the restrooms, behind Confederate Hall at the base of the mountain...our usual place.   


Keeping It Wild Keeping It Wild meeting place is in the park in the parking lot of the Grist Mill, (get Park Map) look for KIW banner. RSVP Here for the 10a hike.  Expect a slow pace to explore the Cherokee Trail, stopping at the Quarry Exhibit and covered bridge. Each hike is scheduled to leave promptly at designated time. Late arrivals, plan to enjoy the park on your own.  (Get Trail Map


We will hike the Cherokee Trail which is 5 miles long, but due to maintenance the trail has been rerouted and therefore, I think a little less than 5 miles, and as a result we will have to detour to the connector trail to complete the hike.  The trail explores much of the Natural District around the base of Stone Mountain.((Get Trail Map) 


As always, wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and of course comfortable layered clothing.  Bring water and snacks. According to Weather.com the forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 56 degrees. Bring water and snacks.


Unless you have a park pass or want to pay $10 to park, you can opt to park at the Stone Mountain MARTA Park & Ride lot for free.  It is located off Manor or W Mountain between 4th and 5th streets.  It is a very short walk to the walk-through gate, we will be straight ahead in the open area waiting for you. Click here for directions.   

RSVP Here for Hartfield's Hikers

in this issue...
:: Georgia Conservancy Trips
:: Living Life to the Fullest
:: Hiking the Grand Canyon
:: Hiking Tips
:: Black Boaters Summit
:: Hartfield's Healthy Haven
:: Blood Mountain
:: Friends & Supporters
:: OPALs
Georgia Conservancy Trips
Service and Family Fun!

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Cumberland Island
Service Weekend
January 13, 2012
Get more info...

Len Foote Inn
Service Weekend
February 10, 2012
Get more info...

Altamaha Campout and Paddle
Family Fun 2-Day
March 23, 2012
Get more info...

Ossabaw Island
Service Weekend

May 4, 2012
Get more info...

Questions...email Bryan Schroeder
Living Life to the Fullest

CH at Rock City
We hosted our first Living Life to the Fullest!!! program in Decatur, GA. It was awesome!  We shared some of the exciting things in which we and others are involved, had delicious healthy food and shared how you too can live your life to the fullest.  The next one is scheduled for January 2012. Don't Miss It!
Hiking the Grand Canyon
Get Ready for 2013

Hiking the Grand Canyon
We plan to celebrate Carolyn's 65th birthday hiking the Grand Canyon!  Carla Fields, personal trainer has designed a Fitness Camp just for us to help us start getting ready now.  Contact Carla to get our special rate.  You must tell her you are with Hartfield's Hikers and plan to go on the Grand Canyon hike, to get the special rates.

We plan to have an exclusive group with our own REI experienced guide.  We will stay at the Phantom Ranch in the Canyon.  Get your mind, body and finances ready!!!  Go here to get an idea of what to expect.  And, here for Grand Canyon Hiking Tips.
Hiking Tips

Hiking Boots
Get a good restful night's sleep.

Eat a hardy nutritious breakfast.

Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water. Don't worry about having to use the bathroom...it is not an issue...believe me!

Wear layered clothing made of light quick drying fabric.  Stay away from cotton...it holds moisture.

Wear sturdy comfortable shoes or hiking boots.  Never wear new boots or shoes on a hike...you will be sorry! Break them in first.

Pack healthy snacks and a light healthy lunch.

Slow down, rest if necessary, stop if tired. Don't push yourself. On our hikes we are as fast as the slowest person.

Follow the Leave No Trace Principles.  Whatever you take in you take out.  Our motto is we only take photographs and only leave with great memories that we cherish! 
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15th Annual Black Boaters Summit
Come Sail with Us - July 2012

Moorings 50.5 Yacht
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SPECIAL SALE ends Dec. 31

Captain Paul has been organizing these sailing excursions for almost  15 years.  Read about him and Capt. Bill Pinkney as featured in the National Geographic. 

Also, get itinerary information here.  And, if you plan to go, make your first down payment of $250 by December to lock in the sale.  Also, not sure about what the yacht's are like...click here.

Be sure to let them know you are from one of Carolyn Hartfield's groups to get this special deal.
Hartfield's Healthy Haven
All Natural Products...Scientifically Based

This is my virtual all natural supplements store.  To answer the questions i get most often...I take ProVitality and Tre.  I also take additional products, but these are my base from which I build.  Check them out for yourself, they definitely work for me and will work for you also.   They are scientifically-based all natural supplements that keep me healthy and able to manage all the excitement and adventures in my life!

And, I must admit, from all the supplements I sold in my health food stores, these give me my best results!   Try them...see for yourself.

Any questions, feel free to contact me by email or telephone at 678.231.4973.
Blood Mountain Hike

GA Forest Watch Blood Mtn Hike Group
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This hike with the GA Forest Watch to Blood Mountain was a new trail for me.  It is an 8-mile challenging hike up to the top from a different trail head.  This is definitely one for the more advanced hikers...a 4th Saturday hike. 

You will see it on the calendar for next year.  We are also exploring other trails to introduce to you.

Special Note: It is not that the photo is not clear. We were in very thick fog at the top of the mountains.
Friends & Supporters
Visit Our Extended Family Members

Older People w/Active Lifestyles
OPALs are Real Gems

Hiking Men
Check out the web site
We consist of men and women age 50 and over who are very active and fit.  We enjoy each others company in the great outdoors!  Check out OPALs web site and plan to join us on some of the exciting adventures Evonne is planning for us in 2012.  If you need to work on your fitness, check out Hartfield's Healthy Haven.  Feel free to contact Carolyn or  Paulette and ask what they use to stay fit and what they recommended. 
About Carolyn Hartfield

Carolyn Hartfield - white blouse

We hike the first Saturday of every month unless (very rarely) posted otherwise. Our hikers are all ages, from youth to seniors. 
We simply ask you to make note of the length of the hike and the level of difficulty rating.  We are as fast as the slowest person...no need to feel pressured.  We enjoy nature and the company of each other as we hike the trails. 
Hike Leader Carolyn and Paulette, who is the Sweep (the person in the back to ensure no one is left behind) are certified Outings Leaders with the Sierra Club and certified in Wilderness First Aid.  They hike as a team to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the hikers.
Carolyn is available for speaking engagements on practical ways to improve your current state of health and well being.  She loves speaking to Baby Boomers on how to 'Live Your Life to the Fullest!!! Having very recently celebrated her 63rd birthday, she isn't slowing down but rather picking up her pace.  Carolyn's profession is Integrated Marketing Specialist where she specializes in online email marketing and events as a 5-year plus business partner with Constant Contact.
Her weekly radio show 'OPALs' (Older People with Active Lifestyles) every Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com/opals is temporarily suspended.