What is the most remote place in your state?

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Re: What is the most remote place in your state?

by Old School WB » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:05 am

Glaciers east of the Rockies? South of the 60 th latitude I assume is what you mean. There are many glaciers and Icefields in the eastern arctic.

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Re: What is the most remote place in your state?

by Enkidu » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:48 am

Old School WB wrote:Glaciers east of the Rockies? South of the 60 th latitude I assume is what you mean. There are many glaciers and Icefields in the eastern arctic.


There are many in the eastern arctic as you said but the only ones not on an island (which is what I meant when referring to "continental" - should have said mainland) are in Torngat. Most of Torngat is south of 60 but a very small part on the mainland extends just north of 60 in this range.
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Re: What is the most remote place in your state?

by Old School WB » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:15 am

Touché man, touché.

Torngat looks awesome.


http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazi ... aciers.asp

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Re: What is the most remote place in your state?

by Scott » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:57 am

Not in the States but Torngat National Park in Labrador is 420 miles from the nearest road.


Cool place. I have never heard of it before now.

Those two places are both about 420 miles away overland as the crow flies and are as close as you can get by road. This is probably a candidate for as far you can get from a road on continental mainland outside of Antarctica.


Maybe some of the Amazon would rival this, but you can travel the rivers by boat.

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Re: What is the most remote place in your state?

by JHH60 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:28 am

Although they aren't remote as the crow flies from the nearest road as places in the Sierra, there are many places in the Ventana Wilderness in California that are very hard to get to because the terrain is so steep and rugged, there are no trails, and the underbrush is a serious obstacle to travel off trail. From the point of view of time required to get there by land vehicle and/or on foot, they are extremely remote.

I've been to some places that very few other humans have seen, but they are underwater (e.g., Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary in CA, some deep shipwrecks in New England when I lived there, and some underwater caves in FL). There are still lots of underwater sites that have seen fewer human visitors than have been on the moon - but I suppose this is the wrong forum for that. :)

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Re: What is the most remote place in your state?

by JD » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:08 am

The center of the Earth.

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Re: What is the most remote place in your state?

by Basham » Wed May 25, 2016 3:41 pm

Between Odessa and Monahans. The only vehicle I saw for sixty miles was an abandoned truck.

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