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Down the Wild Cape FearA River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina$
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Philip Gerard

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469602073

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469608129_Gerard

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Down the Wild Cape Fear

Philip Gerard

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes a “push” day; the team has a lot of miles to cover if they're going to be within striking distance of Fayetteville by the next day. The plan is to go through Fayetteville and about six miles farther south to a Wildlife ramp on Old Route 87, variously called Wilmington Highway and Elizabethtown Road, named for two of the destinations it will take you to. If they are running too late, they will take out at the Riverside Sports Center on Person Street upstream, where there is a ramp. Plan B is an uncomfortable reminder of just how hard it is to break free of the surface tension of contemporary life, in which all of the team's schedules seem ridiculously crowded and it's hard to map out a blank space of time even for a few days. The river gives the team the best excuse to shoehorn some free outdoor time into their indoor calendars.

Keywords:   push day, Fayetteville, Wildlife ramp, Old Route 87, Wilmington Highway, Elizabethtown Road

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