There’s an eight mile section of the ‘Old Trace’, known primarily only to the locals, just north of Highway 43, in Madison County, Mississippi. I took this photo from a point on Old Trace Road, looking toward the current ‘new Trace’ at approximately Mile Post 118.5. Old Trace Road runs north from Mississippi Highway 43 to Ratliff Ferry Road and parallels the current Natchez Trace. Less than the distance of a football field separate the old and new trace. The current Trace is at the midpoint of the photo, just above the old weathered bridge. I didn’t see Mr. Turtle or Mr. Gator but I’m sure they saw me.