By Larry Rice Photographs by Matt Taylor From the September-October 2013 issue of Scouting magazine
Why Go: The setting is unlike any other in North America. Just over an hour’s drive northwest of Orlando, wedged between the Ocklawaha and St. Johns rivers, lie the Juniper Springs Recreation Area and the
By Larry Rice Photographs by Laurence Parent From the March-April 2012 issue of Scouting magazine
Deep in the eastern part of the Lone Star State, about 250 miles east of Austin, lies a vast, tangled quilt of pine and cypress forest, hardwood forest, meadow, bog, blackwater swamp, and arid sandhills appropriately called the Big Thicket.
By Larry Rice Photographs by NPS.gov Illustrations by Steve Sanford From the September-October 2011 issue of Scouting magazine
Consisting of 70,447 acres of rugged topography, of which nearly half is designated wilderness, Theodore Roosevelt National Park offers some of the best national park solitude south of Alaska. More than 100 miles of hiking trails wind through the park’s three units.