The Alabama Tour: Clarkson Covered Bridge


I have an affinity for covered bridges. My school bus drove through one every day. Now my niece rides the same bus and goes through the same bridge. Here’s a restored one near Cullman, which I saw on my Alabama Tour.

The park has lovely picnic spots and a working mill. If it hadn’t been raining, I’d have stopped for a longer stay.

 And as a bonus, there is a small Civil War museum just a few miles away, located on the sight of the Hogg Mountain battlefield. While the museum doesn’t have a lot outside of the location, the owner is quite a character. Come just for him.And this was just for fun. Notice the mail box. 


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I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Mexico and Peru. I'm exploring the world and you can come too!

2 thoughts on “The Alabama Tour: Clarkson Covered Bridge”

  1. Enjoy your blog. My wife and I met you on the AT. We were section hiking Virginia. I cannot remember the shelter where we enjoyed a nice conversation with you…somewhere in Shenandoah Park. Stumbled on your blog. I noticed you mentioned the hiker, Chicken Feathers. We met him our first night on the AT at Dick,s Dome. We were using a tent which did not keep us dry in a down-pour, so we moved to Dick’s Dome and scared Chicken Feathers to death at 2:00am. He was the only one there as two pancho-clad apparitions appears at the entrance to the shelter. 🙂

    1. Soooooo good to hear from you! I so enjoyed my AT hike, even if I didn’t finish. I met so many wonderful people, who made my hike so special, like you. Thanks for finding me. I had forgotten Chicken Feathers, but your story is hilarious. I can just picture it. Thanks for sharing.

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