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Monday, October 7, 2013

Riding the Natchez Trace - The Plan

Sometime soon, I plan to ride the entire Natchez Trace and back.  The trip will take three days.

Well, one evening to get down to Natchez and camp, one day to get to the end of the Trace and backtrack to camp and one day to ride home via the Trace.



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This will be a good test for my packing skills and camping endurance for The Oregon Trail ride in 2014.

The trip will be 125 miles on the first evening to get to the campground in Vidalia, LA, then 494 miles on the Trace itself for day 2, which includes 50 miles of backtracking to get to the Fall Hollow campsite for the night.  That should make for 8 to 9 hours of riding time, plus stops for gas and food along the way.  The last day will be an easy 320 something miles home - via my grandmother's house for a quick visit.

There is an article in Rider Magazine about a similar trip - only they stopped in Tupelo for the night.
I look forward to taking some photos and posting the trip blog!

Anyone want to join me?