Hi - read with interest the threads on this route. I've plotted much of the route for the GRR from various websites into the GPS but have picked up some recommendations to turn off the US61 at Clarksdale and drop onto US1? (not sure whether this is the actual name of the road). This goes all the way down following the Mississippi river through Walnut Grove, Deeson and many more what must only be little places, before rejoining the US61 at at place called Smedes.
My query is whether anyone has followed this route and wouldit be worth the diversion or would we experience lots anyway by staying on the US61? Any advice on this very appreciated - we love the Blues and want to enjoy a fun trip in this area.
Also - if we were travelling down from St Loius on the GRR all the way to New Orleans, how much time would anyone recommend us needing to be able to travel at a reasonable pace with stop offs sufficient to allow time to explore?