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2014 Mule Days Wagon Train

 

I joined a group of friends who, for the 14th consecutive year, had brought their mules, horses and wagons together near Parsons, Tennessee to hold a wagon train ride over to the annual Mules Days celebration about 100 miles away in Columbia, Tennessee. The wagon train started on Friday, March 28th and it arrived in Columbia the following Thursday having ridden 20 to 25 miles each day except Sunday which was a layover day. There were between 19 and 22 wagons each day along with a large group of riders. (Note: This was not the "official" Mule Days wagon train, just a group of friends who enjoy riding together each year.) The route we followed took us over back country roads and lots of dirt and gravel logging roads up over the Tennessee hills. We also crossed a few "underwater" bridges during our ride. The first few days of the ride were overcast and cool and presented some challenging conditions for your photographer. However, temperatures rose into the mid 70's(F) with intermittent sunshine as the week went on and overall the weather was pretty good. We did have a few overnight showers during the week and one day with some light rain, but in general, the conditions were excellent for this early in the Springtime. Everyone I spoke with agreed that this was some of the best riding and the best scenery of any ride they had been on.


 

  

Click the links below to see photos from this event!

Thumbnail Photos

 

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Slideshows *

Getting Started - Day 1

Getting Started - Day 1

Day 2 (Rain) and Day 3 (Layover)

Day 2 (Rain) and Day 3 (Layover)

Day 4 (Monday 3-31-2014)

Day 4 (Monday 3-31-2014)

Day 5 (Tuesday 4-1-2014)

Day 5 (Tuesday 4-1-2014)

Day 6 (Wednesday 4-2-2014)

Day 6 (Wednesday 4-2-2014)

Final Day (Thursday 4-3-2014)

Final Day (Thursday 4-3-2014)

 

 

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A DVD that contains a slideshow of all of the photos displayed for this event is available for $40 including shipping. 

A calendar with selected photos from the wagon train is also available for $25.

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