With a paddle of the 460-mile Susquehanna River completed in November 2010, I went with the flow towards my big goal – canoe the five longest rivers in the Northeast – by running the 360-mile Delaware River this October. Up and down tides, below 30,000-ton vessels, over whitewater, and across flatwater I traveled for nearly two weeks, wearing the same pair of Darn Tough Mountaineering socks every single day. You can probably smell them from where you are.
What follows is a ten-photo chronology of the Delaware from source to sea. Two rivers down, three to go.