200 miles. Eight days. One river. Our State’s Jeremy Markovich starts at the source of the mighty Cape Fear and paddles his way through locks and lulls, rapids and rain, on an epic journey few have ever made.
In our cities, wilderness tends to take its last stand along the rivers. A Durham river guide devotes his days to helping others experience the serenity still found along the Triangle's urban waterways.
Rivers tell our story, from the earth's early rotations when rains started wearing down our mountains and carving paths to the oceans, to contemporary North Carolina, where rivers nutured native settlements and sprouted towns. And they still beckon us, sending us downstream in a rush or ushering us along tranquil passages.