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DH57 (Non Feature DH)
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Distance: 32.66 mi / 52.5 km Traffic: Moderate

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At a Glance

“The land thar was gittin’ corned out and settled up. ‘Twas so a man couldn’t rustle a livin’ anymore.” Sounds like a present-day reference to nearby LA on Puget Sound. But no, this was the explanation one ex-Kentuckian gave for settling in the then remote and bountiful Upper Cowlitz country in the late 1800s. ‘Course nowadays, the main concern coming out of Morton on DH57 is rustling up some Twistiness, at least until you get into the sweet harvest of corners north of Alder. As for Pavement and Engineering, this is still the land of milk and honey. Too bad the Scenic backdrop up the Tilton River and down to Elbe produces a disappointing crop of second-growth forest and logged-off hills. And the vistas are only slightly more bountiful beside the shoreline of artificial Alder Lake and along the Nisqually River. Naturally, Remoteness has dropped some since those early days. But given the road’s proximity to populace, it could be — and probably will get — much worse. So, you best rustle up some ridin’ thar purty soon before this DH gets settled up. And corned out.



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