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Greetings (Contact First Name),
WOW! I am truly having a good time enjoying life!! I must apologize for getting this newsletter out so late...I have been out Living my Life to the Fullest!!!
May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, sponsored by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports of the Health and Human Services department. So, Let's Move and get fit as we support the efforts of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in their efforts to make the United States of America a healthier nation.
We had a great hike at East Palisades in April. Be sure you check out the photos taken by Ian, below. I have been doing a lot of scouting in search of new trails...and thanks to JB, for introducing me to the trails at the new (less than a year-old) state park, Chattahoochee Bend. And a shout out to Mike who scouted a new trail with us at Moccasin Creek State Park, which is where our May hike will take place. See below for details.
This month we also joined Ed, one of our hikers and a member of our Atlanta African American Adventurers meetup group. I had never hiked Cloudland Canyon before, but always wanted to...it was great! It was the first time Ed had led a group and he did a great job. As a result, I will be leading a hike there as a new trail for Hartfield's Hikers. And, on this Saturday, I will be joining Keeping It Wild for a hike at Raven Cliffs Falls. Hopefully I can get them to hike Dukes Creek Falls also, since we will be driving right by to get to Raven Cliffs. I am lovin' every minute of these collaborative adventures!!!
A thank you to Angela for inviting me to her church to speak to her women's group about health and wellness. They were very receptive and they followed up with me for some lifestyle coaching. They have a community garden that I was considering joining...but...guess what?! Right here in my complex they just started a community garden, and yours truly has reserved a plot! Will keep you updated on my first ever organic garden 'green thumb' efforts!
There are some other 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 (when I find the time to update it) to find out where the upcoming hike will be and register. Know that I really appreciate your continued support.
Enjoy Life and Live it to the Fullest!!!
Hemlock Creek Falls Trailacross from
Moccasin State Park
Saturday, May 5th
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Distance: 4.0 Miles
Departure: 8:00a Sharp
Hong Kong Market Parking Lot
5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093
RSVP Here only if you were preregistered for Vickery Creek in February and did not make it due to weather conditions, and have not yet transferred your RSVP.
This absolutely beautiful scenic 4.0 mile trail is easy to moderate with most of it being fairly easy. The trail rises subtly, at times quite high from the creek leaving you wondering how you got so far up. This is a trail I discovered on my scouting adventures. It is well worth the almost 2 hour drive to the North Georgia Mountains, just outside of Helen GA.
The trail we will hike is actually two trails combined, a loop connected to an in-and-out along the creek to the Hemlock Falls. As we hike toward the falls, we will be teased with the rustling sounds of the creek during the entire hike. There are maybe two or three wet spots that we cross, nothing major. Before we reach the Hemlock Falls, there are several smaller falls we will pass and multiple scenic stops along the way.
Once we reach the end of the trail, where the Hemlock Falls are located, we will stop for lunch while enjoying each others company and the beautiful falls before heading back, taking the trail to the opposite side of the loop.
There is a very small 'free' parking lot, and there is parking across the road at the State Park, for $5.00. Don't forget, you can go to your local library, use your library card and 'check out,' as you would a book, a Georgia State Parks, Parking Pass. Sometimes they go pretty fast, so you may want to check up front and reserve it for pick-up.
Bring plenty of water, a light healthy lunch, a smile and a friendly disposition, and you are guarantee to have a wonderful outing in the wilderness...wow! As always, wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots (please, no new shoes or boots...you will be sorry...break them in first!), and of course comfortable layered, clothing.
Don't forget the Leave No Trace principles to which we adhere... what you carry in, you carry out, with the exception of taking your memories of the adventure, your new friendships, and of course, any photos you may take.
If you were registered for the Vickery Creek hike and did not attend due to the weather conditions, please register your transfer to the Hemlock Creek Falls Trails here , as promised, your registration will be granted a one-time only transfer to a future hike of your choice.
As I continue to try to bring you memorable and enjoyable hiking experiences, you probably know by now that we have finally had to start charging for our hikes to help us defray the expenses incurred. Also, keep in mind that Paulette and I are certified Outings leaders and cetified in Wilderness First Aid through the National Outdoor Leadership Schools' Wilderness Medical Institute. I am in the process of earning my certification as a Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, although I have been in this field since the mid-80's, and Paulette is in the process of earning a degree in Event Planning and Hospitality services. Get Membership info here... Please join Hartfield's Hikers, and let us know what you think of our hikes and give us your suggestions as to 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 have had to limit participation to 20 hikers.
| Live Life to the Fullest|
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!
| Outdoor Inspiration|
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
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plus...Free Organic Popcorn!Featured Movie
(Hot Air Popped)
Friday, April 27, 2012
"Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food" Hippocrates
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| Support 1 of Our Own|
Randall & Melinda's daughter
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It opens this Friday, April 27
at the AMC Phipps Plaza 14 and in LA, NY & ST LOUIS
Jamila plays the role of
Even Ross' girlfriend. It is an Indie film...and is only opening in 4 cities including 1 theater in Atlanta...so please go out this weekend and support it! Rated "R"...not for kids, bad language and violence.
4th-6th - Ossabaw Island Service Weekendw/Georgia Conservancy - Bryan Schroeder
25th -27th - Mountain Biking Intro/Campout
Fort Yargo State Park
James King /REI-Daniel Jessee
or call 678.235.4056
| FREE Entrance Dates to the National Parks|
Get Outdoors Day
National Public Lands Day
November 10- 12
Veterans Day Weekend
Get more info here
| Grand Canyon Hike|
Get Ready for 2013
We will celebrate Carolyn's 65th birthday hiking the Grand Canyon!
We plan to have an exclusive group with our own experienced guide. We want to stay at the Phantom Ranch in the Canyon. Get your mind, body and finances ready!!!
UPDATED INFO COMING SOON Waiting for response from the Park Ranger. Expect to have info by next publication
| Hiking Tips|
| East Palisades Hike Month|
| 15th Annual Black Boaters Summit|
Come Sail with Us - July 2012
|Click for Photos & Video|
TIME IS RUNNING OUT...
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, HALF 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.
| 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.
|Hartfield's Healthy Haven|
Celebrating National Physical Fitness & Sports Month - May Special Pricing!
In celebration of life and physical fitness, the product specials of the month include Active 40+
, Sports 30+
supplements and Nourishake. They all give you cellular nutrition, more energy and endurance so you don't wake up tired or tire during the day and want
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to get and/or stay youthful and full of vitality (like me)!
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These supplements have all the benefits of Formula IV Plus, each contains a proprietary, scientifically based in nature with a blend unique to each age bracket. Both are all natural, no GMO's or synthetics and provide the perfect 'Chain of Life' nutrition.
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Check them out...they definitely work! The choice is yours!
Following are a few of the comments I have gotten from people who have used these products as I have suggested:"I can already tell a difference after just taking them for only 4 days." Jackie"I find I am not as tired at night like I used to be." Diane"They keep me regular." Chris"I don't crave junk food like I used to." Betty
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For more information, feel free to contact me by email
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|About Carolyn Hartfield|
We hike the first Saturday of every month unless (so far, never) posted otherwise. Our hikers are for 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 rating for the level of difficulty. We are as fast as the slowest person...there is never a need to feel pressured to keep up. 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 Certified Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition practitioner. They hike as a team to ensure the safety and well being of all the hikers.
Carolyn is available for speaking engagements and consultations on practical lifestyle change 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 and social media marketing including web site development, event planning and development of polls and surveys as a 7+ year business partner and expert with Constant Contact. She is a recipient of their 2011 All Star Award for being in the 10% of their customer base for outstanding click through results.She is also considered as one of their Email Marketing Experts. Check out Carolyn's web site.
Her weekly radio show 'OPALs' (Older People with Active Lifestyles) every Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. is temporarily suspended, however, you can listen to past shows at BlogTalkRadio.com/opals