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Interstate Tour - Slaterville and Bear Hills

Interstate Tour - Slaterville and Bear Hills

We continue our tour on I-5S into Grid G1. Exit 15A takes you east toward Eskridge, while Exit 15B takes you west on Old Rock Parkway toward Slaterville, Hilda, and Bear Hills. Ultimately, Old Rock Parkway takes you all the way to Rockport on the opposite side of the metropolitan area.


Grid G1 contains only a short, approximately one-mile stretch of I-5. So leaving Grid G1, we still have about 14 miles to go to the Tauria State line.


Here is an overview of the towns of Slaterville and Hilda.


A couple of miles up Old Rock Parkway is Bear Hills, a small town tucked away in the hills.


North of Hilda are... you guessed it... MORE FARMS!


And guess what... west of Slaterville are... more farms!!!


Slaterville is a small, quiet farming town that provides services to both Hilda and Bear Hills.


It is the only town in the metropolitan area with a farm-facing downtown storefront.


It is also home to the northernmost train station the east side.


Directly off of Exit 14 is a small interchange that takes you to either Slaterville, Hilda, or straight up Old Rock Parkway. Veer to the left to go to Slaterville, take the second left exit to stay on Old Rock Parkway, or stay right to go to Hilda.


Outside of the small shops on the main road right of Old Rock Parkway, Hilda is mostly a residential town.


And then there's Bear Hills, the hidden town.


With no direct access from Old Rock Parkway, Bear Hills remains a very private and secluded town.


The Silver Spring-bound rail crosses over Old Rock Parkway without disturbing it.


Going north from the interchange on Old Rock Parkway takes you to Bear Hills, while going south takes you toward Bradford Park.


Can you tell I like farms?


Stay tuned. The next update takes us into Grid G2 which contains the city of Marshall, the first major commercial center on our Interstate Tour.


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@k50 - Thanks, bud. I'm picking this back up. Need to make some progress now that life has given me a peek at a break!

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