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    Natchez Trace

    Just back from a leisurely 4 day trip down top 1/3 of the Natchez Trace Parkway, Nashville to Tupelo. Incredibly beautiful, and stayed in B&B's all booked through natcheztracetavel.com

    Thoroughly recommend doing this, especially in the springtime before it gets too hot, or in the fall. Beautiful road, very light vehicular traffic, interesting history and sights along the way. To me it should be far more heavily used by cyclists than it already is, it's that good.

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    Quite a few years back we rode the Trace at Thanksgiving.

    Great fall colors at the northern end.

    The northern 100 miles or so were fantastic.

    After Tupelo it just wasn't all that special.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    This thread is lacking in photographic documentation.
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    needs more pics, I agree!
    The southern half is not nearly as scenic as northern. I've driven the stretch from Natchez to Tupelo a lot for work (beats driving the interstate, unless you're in a hurry). Amazing amount of wildlife for such a narrow corridor of "natural" (I use the term loosely) area.

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    pics???
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    Darn. No pics. :-(
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    Photographic Evidence

    Not great pics, but here's what I have. First a shot that gives some look at setup of my 8-year old Trek hybrid I used for the ride. (mile marker 442)



    My son on his mother's Trek Lexa



    View from Water Valley Overlook (mile marker 411.8)



    Crossing the Tennessee River with pride (mile marker 328)



    Into Mississippi, with edge of Bear Creek Indian mound in slight view. (Mile marker 310)



    End of Ride, in Tishomingo State Park (mile marker 304)


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