What's Going On...
Greetings (Contact First Name),
First, are you on track with your 2012 goals?
Once again, I urge you to keep your eyes on the prize... your goals! My action steps toward accomplishment of my goals are really kicking in! I am sooo amazed in His Grace upon me as I move forward to excel in 2012!
We had a great experience at the Sweetwater Creek Black History hike. The park was actually closed that day. Filming of an upcoming movie starring Robert DeNiro and John Travolta, Killing Season was taking place. The movie is scheduled to be released late this year. Read more about the hike on my blog.
March is Women's History month and we will celebrate significant accomplishments of women in the past and women among us! We will make the connection between our Sweetwater Creek Black history hike and this month's Women's history month at Vickery Creek. See below for more information on Vickery Creek.
FYI...things continue to move at lightning speed! I have my seat belt on, how about you?! We continue to make 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. I am adding a new component called Cultural Connectors...more on that later.
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. Know that I appreciate your persistent support.
Join us this Sunday, February 26 for our FREE, (click here for details) 2nd Living Life to the Fullest!!! event.
Enjoy the newsletter...
Saturday, March 3rd
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Distance: 4.0 Miles
Departure: 8:00a Sharp
Old Roswell Mill Parking Lot Roswell, GA (See directions below)
This 4 mile trail starts by crossing the covered bridge next to the historical Roswell Mill. Although considered an easy hike, it has a varied terrain with a couple of steep inclines. Please be warned that there is Poison Ivy on this trail. On this beautiful nature trail, expect to see waterfalls, chipmunks and the possibility of a Heron.
This was one of the trails that Paulette and I hiked to become certified Outings Leaders. The trail is in the city of Roswell, in Fulton County. We will meet at the trail head, see directions below. Since it is a local hike, this should be somewhat of a short day for us. Beginners/First-timers are welcomed. More info on Vickery Creek here...
Directions to the Trail head meeting location:
Take I-285 to Roswell Rd. (Exit 25) Travel north on Roswell Rd. (GA 9 North) approx. 10 miles. Turn right onto Mill St. (GA 120). Turn right at the Stop Sign...proceed to far end of the parking lot. Parking is FREE. The trail head is located right off the parking lot. We will see you there.
As always, wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and of course comfortable layered, clothing. Bring a friendly smile, great attitude, open mind, water, and snacks. Please eat a healthy breakfast to help sustain your energy.
Also, as we continue to bring you memorable and enjoyable hiking experiences this year, we have finally had to start charging for our hikes to help us defray the expenses we incur. Get Membership info here... Please join Hartfield's Hikers and let us know what we can do to better serve you as we move forward. We appreciate you and want to continue to provide you with a safe, fun, memorable and enjoyable hiking experience. RSVP for the hike here...
It is important that you RSVP for the Hike because we have had such overwhelming success on our hikes, we are going to have to limit participation to no more than 20.
| Living Life to the Fullest|
We are hosting our 2nd Living Life to the Fullest!!!
program Sunday, February 26 from 3p - 5p. join us for another awesome event! We shared some of the exciting things in which we are involved and share with you how you too can live your life to the fullest. Click here
for more information and to RSVP
.Don't Miss It!
| Outdoor Inspiration|
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community ... and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice.
JOHN BURROUGHS, American essayist and naturalist, 1837-1921
We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON American essayist 1803-82
A man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, can never regain its original dimension.
American physician, poet and humorist, 1809-94
| FREE Entrance Dates to the National Parks|
April 21 - 29
National Park Week
Get Outdoors Day
National Public Lands Day
November 10- 12
Veterans Day Weekend
Get more info here
| Georgia Conservancy Trips|
Service and Family Fun!
Altamaha Campout and Paddle
Family Fun 2-Day
March 23, 2012
Get more info...
High Falls State Park
Volunteer Work Day
March 31, 2012
Three Rivers Earth Day Paddle
April 22, 2012
May 4, 2012
Get more info...
Questions...email Bryan Schroeder
| Hiking the Grand Canyon|
Get Ready for 2013
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. UPDATED INFO COMING SOON!
| 15th Annual Black Boaters Summit|
Come Sail with Us - July 2012
|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
Deep Discount if ordered at the Living Life to the Fullest!!! event
Sunday, February, 26.
This is my virtual all natural supplements store. To answer the questions I get most often...I take ProVitality
. 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.
| Sweetwater Creek Hike|
|Sweetwater Creek Black History Hikers|
|Sweetwater Creek Hike February 2012|
| Sweetwater Creek 'Black History' |
| Click Photo or here to view Sweetwater Creek Slideshow|
photos by Ian Welch (with a few by Carolyn Hartfield)
| More Great Photos from our |
Sweetwater Creek Black History Hike
|Sweetwater Creek Hikers - Photos by L. Camear Baxter|
| Older People w/Active Lifestyles|
OPALs are Real Gems
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
and ask what they use to stay fit and what they recommended.
Take our short interest and activity survey.
| Hiking Tips|
|About Carolyn Hartfield|
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.