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    7th Annual Mid TN Hangout Oct 25,26,27 at Stone Door

    7th annual mid tn hangout oct 25,26,27 merriwether lewis
    on the natchez trace park wayneo


    map from hyw 100 to the Alabama state line


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    The grave of celebrated explorer Meriwether Lewis lies along the Natchez Trace, where he died in mysterious circumstances in September 1809. As part of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, Lewis added volumes to our scientific and geographical knowledge of the northwestern U.S., and he later became the first governor of the Louisiana Territory. At milepost 385.9 on the parkway, you can visit the monument at his grave and see interpretive exhibits in a log cabin near the site of Grinder's Stand, the inn where he stayed.

    Lewis, ill and feverish, stopped at Grinder's with his servants and traveling companions, ate a meal and went to his room. Later, when the landlady heard gunshots and Lewis crying out, she did not go to his aid, but waited until early morning before waking his servants for help. They found Lewis with gunshot wounds to his chest and head, and he died as the sun rose. Although many in government, including Lewis' longtime friend President Thomas Jefferson, accepted the theory of suicide, others claimed murder. The debate still continues, and ghost stories abound at the site.

    Today, the park includes a free campground (no amenities), picnic area, hiking trails and restrooms
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    So is the plan to hiking the merriwether trace? How many miles? Im interested anyway. Ill have to see my schedule though.

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    Great!! I plan on getting there on Thursday.

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    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
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    Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. ― Mark Twain

    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

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    we hope to be there

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    i will be using my new dd modular jungle hammock on this tripneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPopper View Post
    So is the plan to hiking the merriwether trace? How many miles? Im interested anyway. Ill have to see my schedule though.
    most of us drive the parkway neo
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    Is there hiking in the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky kid View Post
    Is there hiking in the area?
    Yes there is about 6 miles of trails there.plus nearby Buffalo river where we go kayakingneo
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    Hmmmmmmm.

    I'll be leaving a popup rally (I tow a hard-sided, aframe camper called an Aliner Classic) Hillsborough River P (FL) on October 7. The plan was to meander along the panhandle toward New Orleans (Bayou Segnette SP), and then up the southern route (via Lafayette) to rendezvous near Alexandria (LA) for the LA Hang on Nov. 7-10. This gives me a whole month.

    Doing the Natchez Trace (pref from South to North) is on my wish list and I've been wondering how to fit it in as it would put me way up in Nashville and a long trek back to Miami, where I have reservations on 11/27 for a group Thanksgiving campout at Jonathan Dickinson SP (FL).

    But to do another Hang in the same trip would be a real coup, so I need to look at some maps to try and work out a new itinerary. I'll have two chihuahuas and an old, blind, 26-lb mutt with me (all veterans of 2 FL Hangs that went to ab 23 degrees). All in my Switchback!

    Is there somewhere for me to park the camper and then hang with you?
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