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February 2012
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Greetings (Contact First Name), 

First, have you compiled your goals for 2012 yet? 

I absolutely urge you to do so...mine are already manifesting!  After you write them down, envision them, edit them as you progress, and enjoy the achievements!

 As we move forward to celebrate Black History month and honor those that have contributed to American history and the history of blacks in America, I want to take this time to also honor you and others who are making history and are living legends! 

You and others, in your own right are history makers and I believe your achievements should not be overlooked.  Your story may not make the history books, but what is more important is that you are creating a notable legacy for your family.  It could be something as simple as your unique experiences when you are out on the hiking trails with a group of African Americans and/or some other life changing experience. It might be how someone or something changed your life direction, or other self discoveries.  Read more about this on my Lifestyle Blog.

On that note, the hike for February will be a Black History treat! See below for more information. 

FYI...things are still moving at lightning speed!  I appreciate you for your continued support.  We are making positive things happen and you can keep up with us through this newsletter and the web sites.  Share them with your family, friends and colleagues; Hartfield's Hikers, OPALs, Lifestyle Management, LLC, Hartfield's Healthy Haven, Atlanta African American Adventurers and my Lifestyle Blog.

Don't forget, in between newsletters you can always go to the Lifestyle Management calendar to find out where the upcoming hike will be and register.  Come on and get on this train...it is moving...don't get left behind,  join me and others who are 'Living Life to the Fullest' and will Excel in 2012!!! 

Enjoy the newsletter... 

Carolyn's Signature








Donna Satchell of Just Get Serious fame has featured me in her online newsletter and I will be her guest on her premiere TeleChat series on Thursday, January 26.  Get more info and/or just dial-in at 8:00p.m. est: 1-712-432-3100  Code: 754480

Kiplyn Primus
, radio host of 'The Local Take' and a Hartfield Hiker, I must add,
interviewed me on her show which is broadcast on WCLK 91.9FM. As a result we have listeners who will be joining our hikes.  Listen in at 605.475.4099 - Enter Access Code - 275089#


 February Hike 

Sweetwater Creek

Saturday, February 4th 
Rating:  Easy to Moderate  
Distance:  4.0 Miles
Departure: 8:00a Sharp

Meeting Place:
IHOP Parking Lot

970 Thornton Road 

Lithia Springs, GA  30122-2622  


Sweetwater Creek is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta.  There are actually 4 trails.  We will hike the Red and Blue trails that will be about 4 miles total. On the trails, we will wind through several lovely stream coves, a stretch of the whitewater rapids and follow the ridges overlooking Sweetwater Creek. We will pass the New Manchester textile mill ruins where we will get a special tour down into the ruins (limited to 25) and a history lesson from Park Ranger Don Scarbough. The mill, one of the largest factories in Georgia, was destroyed in 1864 by Union General William T. Sherman's troops. 


I will tell you that we can be proud to know that not only did enslaved workers build the mill more than 150 years ago, they also made/manufactured the bricks.  We should take pride in the skills of our forefathers.  The building stood 5 stories high and was the tallest in Atlanta at the time.  I suggest you focus on the workmanship that apparently was so superior that after being blown up during the civil war, these ruins you will see still remain after 150+ years.


Next month, as we celebrate Women's History month, we will hike the Vickery Creek trail for more history and learn the associations with Sweetwater Creek.   


As always, wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and of course comfortable layered, clothing.  Bring a broad smile, great attitude, water, snacks and your lunch.  Please eat a healthy breakfast to help sustain your energy. Bring money to help pay your carpool driver for gas and parking, $10 is sufficient.   


Also, as we continue to bring you memorable and enjoyable hiking experiences this year, we ask you for your support to help us defray the expenses we incur.  Please make a donation to Hartfield's Hikers to help us out and let us know you appreciate what we do as we continue to provide you with a safe, fun, memorable and enjoyable hiking experience.   You can donate right here, now. 


It is important that you RSVP because we have had such overwhelming success on our hikes, we are going to have to limit participation to no more than 25. 


in this issue...
:: Outdoor Inspiration
:: FREE NPS Entrance Dates
:: Georgia Conservancy Trips
:: Living Life to the Fullest
:: Hiking the Grand Canyon
:: Hiking Tips
:: Flower Theory
:: Black Boaters Summit
:: Hartfield's Healthy Haven
:: Chicopee Woods Hike
:: Chicopee Woods Photos
:: Cumberland Island Photos
:: Friends & Supporters
:: OPALs
Outdoor Inspiration

A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors.
Henry David Thoreau, American writer
and naturalist, 1817 - 62.

FREE Entrance Dates to the National Parks

National Parks Service logo

 April 21 - 29

National Park Week


June 9

Get Outdoors Day


September 29

National Public Lands Day


November 10- 12

Veterans Day Weekend  


Get more info here 

Georgia Conservancy Trips
Service and Family Fun!
Georgia Conservancy Logo

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 will be scheduled for early 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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Flower Theory
February Special

Flower Theory Boxed Roses
Dozen roses boxed roses for only $50.00

Beautiful floral arrangement for only $35.00

Metro Atlanta Delivery charge $7.50

10%OFF for Hartfield's Hikers!
Email or call Paulette Scott 404.838.8093
15th Annual Black Boaters Summit
Come Sail with Us - July 2012

Moorings 50.5 Yacht
Click for Photos & Video

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, now your first deposit of $500 is due.  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 foundational supplements 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, at age 63, I am more energetic and still kickin' pretty high!  No aches, no pains, no health issues or complaints, nor do I take any prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs or pharmaceuticals.  Try them...see for yourself.

Want more information, feel free to contact me by email or telephone at 678.231.4973.
Chicopee Woods Hike
January 2012

Chicopee Woods Hike Jan 2012
Chicopee Woods Hike Jan 2012
Chicopee Woods Hike Photos
January 2012
Chicopee Woods Jan 2012 Hike Group
Chicopee Woods Hikers
Cumberland Island Service Weekend
January 2012
Cumberland Island Service Weekend Jan 2012
Chicopee Woods Hikers
Friends & Supporters
Visit Our Resourceful and Favorite Links

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 health and wellness, 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. 

Take our short interest and activity survey.
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. Check out the calendar and click on the hike to get more information. 
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.  Also, Carolyn is now in pursuit of becoming a Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition practitioner. They hike as a team to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the hikers.
Carolyn is available for speaking engagements and consultations on practical ways to improve your current state of health and well being.  She loves speaking to audiences about how to 'Live Your Life to the Fullest!!! Having 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 including web site development, email marketing, event planning and development of polls and surveys as a 6+ year business partner and expert with Constant Contact.  Check out Carolyn's web site
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.