The Florida Activist Is 78. The Legal Judgment Against Her Is $4 Million.

The Florida Activist Is 78. The Legal Judgment Against Her Is $4 Million.

Maggy Hurchalla kayaking near her home in Stuart, Fla., this summer. Eve Edelheit for The New York Times

STUART, Fla. — Maggy Hurchalla’s piece of Florida heaven is a patch of pristine Atlantic shore accessible only by boat in St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park. She and her husband nicknamed it the “End of the World” when they first came upon it half a century ago, after paddling south along … [more…]

White-Water Rafting the Nantahala River in North Carolina

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The Nantahala River is a river in western North Carolina in the United States, within the Nantahala National Forest, and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Two-lane U.S. Highway 19/74, once part of the Trail of Tears, runs along the river, picnic areas dotting the route.

The River rises near the border of Georgia and North Carolina, close to the Southern Nantahala Wilderness and the Appalachian Trail.

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Exploring Florida — Kayaking the Waccasassa and Wekiva Rivers

photo: Exploring Florida - Kayaking The Waccasassa & Wekiva Rivers

Living in Florida we are pretty blessed to be surrounded by water, giving us mulitple oppourtunities to explore. Whether you like the Ocean or Gulf or rivers or lakes, Florida has it all. We just recently got a pair of kayaks and have enjoyed not only scouting for launch spots but exploring areas you wouldn’t normally get to see.

On this kayaking adventure we decieded to put in at the … [more…]