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June 2012
JUNE is National Great Outdoors Month!

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WOW! Life is great!  Having so much fun! I must apologize for getting this newsletter out so late...again.  I have been out Living my Life to the Fullest!!!

So much going on...read the Lifestyle Blog to get updated.  In the meantime, as we move forward into our 3rd year of leading hikes, we are always building upon our knowledge and abilities
to enhance your hiking experience with Hartfield's Hikers. Currently, I am waiting for the date of the summer training for Paulette and I to become certified as National Interpretive Guides.
In the meantime, as we continue to make positive things happen, know that we are always doing our best to provide you with great outdoor activities and keep you updated. Share our newsletters with your family, friends and colleagues; Hartfield's Hikers, OPALs, OPALs Meetup (New), Lifestyle Management, LLC, Hartfield's Healthy Haven, Atlanta African American Adventurers and my Lifestyle Blog (Updated)

Don't forget, you can always go to the Lifestyle Management calendar (Updated)  
and check out our Newsletter Archives, to find out where the upcoming hike will be and register, other events, and the archives to find out what we have done.  Know that I really appreciate your continued support.

Enjoy Life and Live it to the Fullest!!! 

Carolyn's Signature









Powers Island Trail
Powers Island Preview Slideshow

June Hike 

Powers Island Trail
a part of the
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
Saturday, June 2nd 

Rating:  Easy  

Distance:  3.0 Miles
Departure: 8:00a Sharp

Meeting Place:
Chattahooche National Recreational - Powers Island Trailhead Parking Lot 
Get Directions Here


FREE EVENT Sponsored by REI

For the past several years we have participated with one of our partners, REI, for the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day event by helping to beautify local trails. For 2012, we'll be participating with the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at the Powers Island Trail.   


We will be helping improve the trails. We will need your hands to finish trails, and maybe dig in the dirt. There will be ample work for all ages and abilities. The first 100 participants will receive a wicking REI Volunteer t-shirt as well as an REI discount coupon.  


A small lunch will be provided after the project. Bring some snacks, and as usual, bring plenty of water, a smile and a friendly disposition, and you are guarantee to have a wonderful day! 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.     

There is a $5.00 parking fee.  


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.      

in this issue...
:: Living Life to the Fullest
:: Outdoor Inspiration
:: Special Movie Ssreening
:: Special Red Carpet Screening
:: FREE NPS Entrance Dates
:: Sponsors - Friends - Supporters
:: Hiking Tips
:: Hemlock Creek Trail - MayHike Photos
:: Black Boaters Summit
:: OPALs
:: Hartfield's Healthy Haven
:: Hiking the Grand Canyon
Live Your 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, freedom, friends, fitness and great adventure! You must have optimal health to derive 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.
FREE Special Advance
Movie Screening

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding poster
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema 931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30308 

to attend
I will have your ticket(s) at the door,
and will be there by 6:45p.m.
Arrive early, these screening are overbooked to ensure a full house.

ABOUT THE MOVIE: It is a comedy about an uptight New York City lawyer who takes her two spirited teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse in the countryside for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets, and self discovery.


See Trailer and get more info. 

Special Red Carpet Screening
DALLAS Red Carpet Screening Event
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 
AMC Phipps Plaza  
3500 Peachtree Rd NE, 
Atlanta, GA

Q&A with stars Linda Gray and Josh Henderson will immediately follow screening.

FREE Entrance Dates to the National Parks

National Parks Service logo

June 9

Get Outdoors Day


Sept. 29

National Public Lands Day


November 10- 12

Veterans Day Weekend  


Get more info here 

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Friends & Supporters
Visit Our Resourceful and Favorite Links

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 (wicking) fabric. Stay away from cotton it holds too much 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, guaranteed.

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! 
Hemlock Creek Trail Hike
Photo Slideshow

May 2012
Hemlock Creek Hike Group
(Click photo to view)
Photos by Ian Welch

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, 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

OPALs Hike Group
Check out the web site
We now have an OPALs Meetup group. 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 our exciting adventures like the upcoming MoonBow trip.  We will travel to a unique place where it only happens twice a year to see a rainbow around the moon.  Details coming soon...it will be in October 2012.

Take our short interest and activity survey.
Hartfield's Healthy Haven

Cleaning concentrate great for washing hands, showering and even cleaning fine, delicate washables.Green

For hand and body wash: Wet hands or body with water. Use a small amount of Green for a rich cleansing experience.  


For fine washables: Fill a basin or sink with cool water. Add a few drops of Green. Add clothes and wash as usual. Rinse thoroughly. Not for use in washing machines.


To protect hands during dirty chores: Create an "invisible glove." Apply a dime-sized amount of Green to dry hands before tackling dirty jobs. Let dry. When you're done, simply rinse hands with water, using additional Green as needed.

Feel free to contact me by
 email or telephone at 678.231.4973.
Grand Canyon Hike
Get Ready for 2013
Hiking the Grand Canyon
We will celebrate Carolyn's 65th birthday hiking the Grand Canyon!   

We plan to have an exclusive group in Sept/Oct 2013.  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
About Carolyn Hartfield

Carolyn Hartfield - white blouse
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 their 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