October 2014: Great Hikes



10Octobercover12 Great Hikes
From the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails, these twelve Georgia hikes are fit for an experienced backpacker, day-tripper, or even an urban crusader (two are ITP!).
Edited by Mary Logan Bikoff; Written by Charles Bethea, Mary Logan Bikoff, Jessica Keaton-Young, and Tony Rehagen

The Man Who Doesn’t Lose
A Q&A with Governor Nathan Deal during his final campaign.
By Steve Fennessy

The Inevitable Candidate
Jason Carter has smarts, charisma, and an incomparable pedigree. He also has just four years in elected office and is running for governor in a state that has little tolerance for his party. Can he save the Democrats in Georgia?
By Rebecca Burns

Avalon Arrives
Ten facts about Alpharetta’s $600 million, eighty-acre neighborhood, opening this month.
Edited by Steve Fennessy

Editor’s Note It’s election season again

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Starting Block Cycle commuting
Research Notes
Saving bats and bees
Georgia Grown
Atlanta History
A poorhouse cemetery beneath a Buckhead golf course
Hollywood of the South
Our favorite Walking Dead merchandise and the latest on Atlanta-filmed Constantine
Election Crib Sheet
Michelle Nunn versus David Perdue
Georgia Books and Authors
A trio of Gone with the Wind reads

The Hyatt Regency’s Polaris searches for a new identity
Discovery Delectable desserts from East Point’s Sammy Cheezecake
Trends Chefs are turning to “the other meats”—like alpaca
Geering Local Beets
Drink Up Sipping vermouth
Home Plates Suzanne Vizethann’s corn fritters

Style Exhibit Emilio Pucci in Athens
Hot Shop
Nina McLemore
Block Party William Wren
Eco beauty products
Fifty years of Ebony Fashion Fair
A Decatur cottage’s clever contrasts
Architect Norman Askins reflects on his storied career
Beaufort, North Carolina

Hollis Gillespie Five days left to live