How to ‘Live Like Maria’ Noakes – The Southeast paddling community gathers to ‘Live Like Maria,’ celebrating memorable moments in the life of the inspiring longtime NOC kayak instructor

Compiled by Laura Farrell Just over a month ago, nearly 200 paddlers paid tribute with a memorial paddle together on the Nantahala River. That afternoon, over 700 members of the paddling community, families and friends gathered at the Nantahala Outdoor Center for a formal memorial with additional hundreds streaming the broadcast (below) from around the

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