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April 2012
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Greetings (Contact First Name), 

Spring has arrived and we have sprung into action!  On March 24th, we joined my Meetup Group, the Atlanta African American Adventurers for an overnight adventure at the Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, Tennessee. See the photos and video below.  It was unlike anything, all but one person of the 33 that attended, had ever done before.  We loved it!  However, should you ask if we will do it again...not so sure.

April is a great month to get outside!  As you know we had a very mild winter and the season of spring is to be enjoyed as we take time to stop and smell the early blossoms.  Our April hike is the day before Easter this year, so I chose a hike that is in the Metro Atlanta area, East Palisades.  I chose this location, as it should result in a fairly short day hike since we do not have the ride to the North Georgia Mountains.  The trail is located in northwestern Fulton County. The East Palisades loop is surrounded by some of the Georgia's wealthiest homes.  It is a unique hike in a densely forested park that rises to 400 feet above the Chattahoochee River. It offers some of the most scenic views of the river south of Lake Lanier.  So, as you plan to go to observe Easter the following day,  why not join us and get a real feel for some of God's great creations...become one with nature as we hike this scenic trail.  See the video below for a glimpse of the trail.

Also, April 22nd, is Earth Day.  Check this out...more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection.  Get information about the Earth Day Festival in East Atlanta.  There is so much going on.  I suggest first, you decide what you are going to do in your own home to celebrate, particularly as it relates to conservation, and then you can Google Earth Day 2012 to find out what is going on in your area. 

There are some really exciting things in the making...I will share them with you as they get closer to fruition.  In the meantime, as we continue to make positive things happen and try our best to keep you up to date, 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.  Know that I really appreciate your steadfast support.

Enjoy the newsletter... 

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East Palisades Trail

April Hike 

East Palisades

Saturday, April 7th
Rating:  Easy to Moderate  
 Distance:  3.8 Miles
Departure: 8:00a Sharp

Meeting Place:
Publix Parking Lot   
6300 Paces Ferry
Road NW 
Sandy Springs 30039

RSVP Here only if were preregistered for Vickery Creek and transferring your RSVP.


This 3.8 mile trail is a part of the Chattahoochee National Recreational area.  It is located right in metro Atlanta.  Check out the short video I shot of the trail on Tuesday, March 20th when Paulette and I scouted it. It is peaceful and promises to open your mind and truly connect you with Mother Nature and God Almighty!  

East PalisadesA glimpse of the East Palisades Trail  


We will stop and have lunch on the trail, so pack a healthy, light lunch.  Don't forget theLeave No Trace principles... what you carry in, you carry out, with the exception of taking your picturesque memories of the trail and of course, any photos you may take.


Although I led a group last year in May, I guess I had gotten how beautiful the trail is...don't miss out...join us!  Please register by clicking here.   


If you were registered for the Vickery Creek hike and did not attend due to the weather conditions, please register your transfer to East Palisades here , as your registration will be granted a one-time only transfer to a future hike of your choice.   


Since it is a local hike, this should be somewhat of a short day for us.  Beginners/First-timers are welcomed.   


As always, wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and of course comfortable layered, clothing.  Bring a friendly smile, great attitude, open mind, water, snacks and lunch! 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 now limiting participation to 20 hikers. 

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

CH at Rock City

I sure am...are you?!

Join me and others who are enjoying a life full of fun and adventure! You must have optimal health to get the greatest benefits.  Be honest with yourself, how healthy are you...really!

Even if you eat fairly healthy meals, because of the pesticides, chemicals, and not to mention the GMO's in the food, you need whole food supplementation!

Check out Hartfield's Healthy Haven for the supplements I take daily for a life full of vitality... 
Outdoor Inspiration

"Trails encourage us to socialize and have meaningful human contact, because they get us out of our steel-encapsulated driving machines."
President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1998

"The influence of fine scenery, the presence of mountains, appeases our irritations and elevates our friendships."


The Conduct of Life, 1860



When man ventures into the wilderness, climbs the ridges, and sleeps in the forest, he comes in close communion with his Creator.  When man pits himself against the mountain, he taps inner springs of his strength.  He comes to know himself. 


 Of Men and Mountain, 1950

FREE Entrance Dates to the National Parks

National Parks Service logo

 April 21-29

National Park Week


June 9

Get Outdoors Day


Sept. 29

National Public Lands Day


November 10- 12

Veterans Day Weekend  


Get more info here 

Georgia Conservancy
Service and Family Fun!
Georgia Conservancy Logo

World Water Day
Celebrate Everyday!
 Get more info...

High Falls State Park
Volunteer Work Day
March 31, 2012

Three Rivers Earth Day Paddle
April 22, 2012

Ossabaw Island
Service Weekend

May 4, 2012
Get more info...

Questions...email Bryan Schroeder
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.  UPDATED INFO COMING SOON!
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Friends & Supporters
Visit Our Resourceful and Favorite Links

15th Annual Black Boaters Summit
Come Sail with Us - July 2012

Moorings 50.5 Yacht
Click for Photos & Video
Sign up to join us!  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, your first deposit of $750 is due upon your sign up. FYI...the Myetts Resort is now Sold Out!

Check out one of the awesome yachts...click here we'll be on.

Be sure to let Capt. Paul know you are from one of Carolyn Hartfield's groups to get our special deal.
Hartfield's Healthy Haven
SPECIAL OFFERS end Sat., March 31st
Special Price $44.95  
Reg Price $54.95

Place your order today! If you have already placed your order...THANK YOU!!!

Tre' is the other product that is a part of my nutritional foundation. Tre' is a potent and unique combination of the purest extracts of Pomegranate, Acai berry, and Green Tea along with a proprietary berry blend, enhanced with resveratrol, the good stuff in red wine (of course it is nonalcoholic). Tre' is delicious, concentrated and so powerful that all you need is one (1) ounce a day! "I really do have more energy!  You were right!" 
Check out the informational video about Tre'.

New ProVitality
Special Price $42.95
Reg. Price $50.95

ProVitality, this is one awesome  Whole Food Supplement.  It is actually better that any vitamin I sold in my health food stores...no joke! Each daily packet provides good nutrition at the cellular level.  It is more than just a multi.  Though all natural and whole food based, it is clinically tested and proven. You will definitely feel the difference in your energy level.  Check out this video. Don't take my word for it, try it yourself while you can get it at this special discounted price!

Check them out for yourself, they definitely work for me and will work for you also!   All of the products are scientifically-based and all natural. They keep me healthy and able to manage all the exciting adventures in my life! And, I must admit, at age 63, I am super 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.

Following are a few of the comments I have gotten from people who have used these products as I have suggested:

"I can't believe how much better I am feeling...wow!"

"My friends have noticed a change and have asked me what am I taking."

"You have a customer for life!"

"These vitamins are sooo good, my whole family is taking them now!"

If you would like more information, or to place an order, feel free to send me an email or call me at 678.231.4973

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.
Vickery Creek Women's History Month
March 2012
Vickery Creek Hike - March 2012
Vickery Creek Hike - March 2012

Vickery Creek 'Women's History'
Hike Photos

March 2012
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.
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!

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! 
Cumberland Caverns trip with the Atlanta African American Adventurers

Group at Cumberland Caverns
Cumberland Caverns Groups
Hartfield's Hikers, OPALs and
Atlanta African American Adventurers
Cumberland Caverns
Cumberland Caverns Video

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.