In this episode…
Cultivating a deeper connection with the city we call home [5:48 — 27:21]
Upcoming Events, including two N. GA adventures for premium subscribers [30:16 — 33:35]
Sherpa Cafe Update: Next episode drops Oct 16 [33:36 — 35:19]
Ten outdoor adventures for those who really want to experience the fall colors [35:20 — 55:43]
Cultivate a deeper connection with the city you call home… [5:48 — 27:21]
I have come to realize that some people were put on this planet to explore! These folks tend to be adventurous, curious, and enlightened. They like to learn and discover new things. Weather permitting, they prefer to be outside. They feel a special connection with nature and (almost always) with animals. Explorers have a healthy respect for history and the people who occupied this area before we arrived. Long before we arrived!
If you are one of these people, we are kindred spirits. As a fellow explorer, I would like to invite you to join me on this treasure hunt. Let’s explore ATL together. Let’s uncover the hidden treasures that are all around us. I will be your guide — your virtual Sherpa, if you will. I will help you connect with ATL on a deeper level, a more meaningful level. In so doing, you will develop a greater appreciation for this city. You will also acquire some new skills that you use to help others uncover the hidden treasures that ATL has to offer. In time, you too may become a Sherpa. I sure hope so.
Excerpt from What (who) is ATLsherpa? (Jan 16, 2021)
Make time to explore (put it on your calendar)
Explore physically and virtually
Invite some friends; become a Sherpa!
Walking is the best way to connect with your city
Explore at night and early on weekends
Get out of your comfort zone
ExploreATLmaps.com (23 adventures awaiting you)
Connect with Atlanta’s past, present and future
See also: A Deeper Connection by Kim O’Connell for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Atlanta Real Estate Report [27:22 — 30:15]
Please share these links with your friends and colleagues…
Upcoming Events [30:16 — 33:35]
My last public walking tours: Oct 8 and Nov 19
Fall Hike & Winery Brunch, Oct 29 (premium subscribers only)
Fall Hike, Lunch & Winery Adventure, Nov 10 (premium subscribers only)
Sherpa Cafe Update [33:36 — 35:19]
New format / new home
Episode #15 (accessible to all)
Listen to discussion about Hood vs McPherson
Past and future episodes for premium subscribers only (upgrade @ $5/month)
Ten outdoor adventures for those who really want to experience the fall colors… [35:20 — 55:43]
November is the new October! In the City of Atlanta, expect to see peak colors in late October through mid-November.
Explore the Carter Center Grounds
Explore Olmsted Linear Park (especially Deepdene Park!)
Climb Blood Mountain (gorgeous trail and views; strenuous hike)
Climb Mt. Yonah (spectacular views; even more strenuous hike)
Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (spend night in Blue Ridge if possible)
Stay curious and keep exploring!
Steve Saenz, your ATLsherpa