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Old 10-17-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Are there any places in America you'd say aren't fully explored?
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Not really in the lower 48. Over the centuries, pretty much everything bigger than a few meters across (on the surface) has been charted or mapped or photographed or surveyed for various reasons. There are probably patches of ground out there that have not been trekked yet, but they have assuredly been "assessed" in some form or another.

There was an interesting study done in 2007 which determined that there is no point in the entire lower 48 that is more than 20 miles from some type of road.

Roadless space [Encyclopedia of Earth article]

Roadless Space of the Conterminous United States [study description]
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Every area in the lower 48 has been touched, with the only areas that have been barely explored maybe some areas way out at the edge of the Aleutian Islands.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Alaska
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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theres a very similar thread already but i'd just about any of the western us and alaska have parts that have not been fully explored. Arizona especially in my experience.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Although I think most or all of the US has been somewhat explored I'd think the Alaskan interior might be relatively unexplored. The Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is the second largest in the nation and there are apparently few roads with access essentially limited to bush planes. However there are some indigenous people who live there off the land and such.

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve - Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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Well, only a decade ago, it was thought that there were only 50 waterfalls within Yellowstone National Park, USA. Then a group of 3 dedicated hikers, over a period of several years, discovered and mapped nearly 230 MORE waterfalls in the Park, which no one had any idea existed before. This was reported in "People Magazine" and the "L.A. Times" and the 3 men published a guidebook about it.

Click here Scores of Waterfalls Discovered in Yellowstone - Los Angeles Times
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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Well, only a decade ago, it was thought that there were only 50 waterfalls within Yellowstone National Park, USA. Then a group of 3 dedicated hikers, over a period of several years, discovered and mapped nearly 230 MORE waterfalls in the Park, which no one had any idea existed before. This was reported in "People Magazine" and the "L.A. Times" and the 3 men published a guidebook about it.

Click here Scores of Waterfalls Discovered in Yellowstone - Los Angeles Times

VERY interesting!
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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I would say some areas of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. I'm not saying undiscovered, rather very little visitors since they were first discovered.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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i'd agree with kyle above...many of the "explored" areas have probably been by satellite as well, rather than by human footsteps
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