Bob Burd wrote:Dougb wrote:First you must define "remote". I once heard that the place in CA that is furthest from any road (dirt or paved) is something like 25-ish straight line miles from a road.
Any idea where that might be Doug? Furthest I've noted in the state is about 13mi from a road...
Dougb wrote:Well Bob, I goofed. I think you are correct... the most remote spot in CA is probably no more than 13 miles from the nearest road. The place in CA that is furthest from any road is probably in the Sierra NV, since even Death Valley is criss-crossed with numerous dirt roads. And military bases no doubt have lots of roads even though they aren't shown on maps.
I'm guessing Idaho has the most "remote" places in the lower 48.
Smoove910 wrote:In the lower 48, Frank Church Wilderness here in Idaho, hands down. But that certainly doesn't mean any of you are invited.
1. 65 miles: Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area
Where did you find this info?
I don't think you could draw a circle of more than about 16-17 mile radius that doesn't intersect the wilderness boundary
One thing important to note is that the figures include the entire roadless area rather than just designated wilderness. Some of the above aren't designated wilderness at all. A 10 mile figure (for example) can mean that the center of the wilderness may have a core to perimeter distance even if the designated wilderness isn't that big.
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