On the way down we stopped for lunch one day at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Alabama.

Everything is still green in Lafayette!

A view of the west branch of the Calcasieu River from South Perkins Ferry Road in Lake Charles, La.

Looking from South Perkins Ferry road in the opposite direction toward the swamp.

A completely different type of swamp along the Natchez Trace. This is a tupelo/bald cypress swamp at milepost 122 of the trace.

Another view from the nature trail at the Cypress Swamp at milepost 122.

A section of the old trace passes the gravesite of 13 unknown Confederate soldiers at milepost 269.4.

A view of Colbert Creek from the nature trail at Rock Spring, milepost 330.2.