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November 16, 2012
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Let us be thankful for life itself!  We are truly blessed in this great United States of America, and with our President Barack Obama, the most powerful man in the free world, elected to a second term as president of all Americans!!

This is the time of year I reflect on the days and months and focus on what life changing experiences I have had, and the legacy on which I am building as my contribution to the world.  While my deeds may seem small, I know some of them have had a great impact on some from the many personal stories I am told.  They truly warm my heart. 

I know now that I have finally discovered my purpose in life...Living my Life to the Fullest and helping others do the same, as we hike the wondrous wilderness and become one with God...wow!  It is true that the universe opens up to you and literally brings you the things you need, whether you realize you need them or not, when you become one with God.   These are the things promised, and if you believe it or not, that does not negate it happening, it is just a matter of you giving thanks upon acceptance.

This year is proving to be one of my best years ever!  At the beginning of the year, I declared that I would Excel in 1012.  Well, wow, I did not know just how much!  What a banner year!  Now I have to think of a great theme for 2012.  If you have any, send them to me.

Just when I think life is great...it gets greater...and I expect it will contoinue through the new year!  I am truly blessed and grateful for you and your continued support.  Please know that I mean that from the depth of my heart and soul...Thank You, not just now during this season of thanksgiving, but all year long, and for the days and years yet to come!

Love, peace and joy,
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Stone Mountain
View from the trail at Stone Mountain


Stone Mountain -

Cherokee Trail Hike
Saturday, December 3rd
Rating:  Easy to Moderate  
Distance:  5.0 Miles 
Departure: 8:00a Sharp

We will meet inside the park near the west gate by the parking lot near the restrooms, behind Confederate Hall at the base of the mountain...our usual place.


We will hike the Cherokee Trail which explores much of the Natural District around the base of Stone Mountain. As the tradition has begun, Keeping It Wild hikers will join us again this year. 


As always, wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and of course comfortable layered clothing.  Bring water and snacks. According to Weather.com the forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 56 degrees. Bring water and snacks.

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Unless you have a park pass or want to pay $10 to park, you can opt to park at the Stone Mountain MARTA Park & Ride lot for free.  It is located off Manor or W Mountain between 4th and 5th streets.  It is a very short walk to the walk-through gate, we will be straight ahead in the open area waiting for you.


Hiking the Grand Canyon
Get Ready for 2013

Hiking the Grand Canyon
As you know by now, I will be celebrating my 65th birthday in 2013, hiking the Grand Canyon!

I am in the process of finalizing the trip  arrangements.  It promises to be a value packed trip.  I am doing my best to make it so! Plan to join me!!!
Hiking Tips

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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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Live Well! Brunch 

Saturday, November 17, 2012
11:00a - 2:00p.

GNLD Wellness Center
2760 Pleasant Wood Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Please be my guest!  It is FREE.
Please RSVP here, however, with this late notice, if your schedule allows, just show up!  Hope to see you there.
(It is okay to bring a guest with you.)
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About Carolyn Hartfield

Carolyn sitting on tree at Sweetwater
We hike the first Saturday of every month unless (very rarely) posted otherwise. Our hikers are all ages, male and female, from youth to seniors. 
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 is a certified Outings Leader through the Sierra Club, certified in Wilderness First Aid through the National Outdoor Leadership School, Wilderness Institute, and certified as a National Interpretive Guide.  Carolyn is a member in good standing in the Sierra Club, the American Hiking Society, and the Family Wellness Network.  She is a Natural Health Practitioner and a Lifestyle Coach who enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with individuals and groups.

Paulette Scott, is the Sweep (the person in the back to ensure no one is left behind).  She ensures we uphold our motto, 'We are as fast as the slowest person.' There is never a need to feel rushed.  Paulette is also a certified Outings Leaders with the Sierra Club and certified in Wilderness First Aid.  Together we hike as a team to ensure the safety and well-being of our hikers.