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DH36 (Non Feature DH)
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Distance: 34.0 mi / 54.7 km Traffic: Light

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At a Glance

A powerful instinct drives salmon upriver to spawn. Motorcyclists are driven by a similar primeval urge when we find a road that tracks a twisting waterway as closely as this DH tracks the serpentine Klickitat River up from the Columbia. Better than average curves on superior Pavement, pretty good Engineering and a lack of traffic all combine to make this route with fairly low-key Scenery one you wonít want to let get away. True, youíll have to work a little harder in the upper reaches where you have to fishladder up the Little Klickitat River with the help of only a single lane of asphalt. And the straight bit on the plateau at the Goldendale end isnít exactly ecstasy in a spawning bed. The wild salmon are disappearing from the Pacific Northwest, one more victim of our own speciesí inexorable growth. But after you ride this road, you too will feel good enough to spawn ítil you die.



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