The Natchez Trace Parkway today follows this pathway in a much more modern manner today, in fact very friendly from our driving perspective. The road gently swoops and curves around geographic idiosyncrasies and lulls the driver into a deep wonderful sense of calm. The views on both side of the brilliant green ribbon of mostly forested road emit comfortable separation from the outside world, wild but civilized, long but determined, from the hoofs and feet of countless travelers through time. We stop occasionally to take in the sweet oxygen rich smells of forest loam and grass. In one area the trail
appears sunken due to the thousands or more hooves and feet that have eroded away the soil creating, deep spooky shadowed hollows.All too often animal tracks became pathways, then larger trails, carriage roads, highways, and ultimately interstates, and history is buried in time and development. Here we travel back in time to join the migratory ancient trek as millions have before us, like the voices of the past great ones, we are listening to answer their musical call.