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Old 11-15-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I would classify most Mainers as crazy.
Let me welcome you back home. If they are all crazy, and you moved back knowing this... what does that make you? Just curious.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: IN
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Maine is a place that is both frustrating and rewarding, often simultaneously.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Originally Posted by THFox83
"I would classify most Mainers as crazy."

I just posted about this person on another thread. We make our own opportunities. Most Mainers are not employed in cookie cutter 9 to 5 jobs with benefits and such. We make our way in the world with multiple jobs. Contrary to popular belief, most Mainers are quite self sufficient. It's just that the stereotypes are so so flagrantly visible that those with poor observational skills only see the flagrantly obvious.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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For the record, the junction of Thorofare Creek and the upper Yellowstone River in YNP is the farthest you can be from pavement in the lower 48 - About 30 miles in all directions.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: New England
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For the record, the junction of Thorofare Creek and the upper Yellowstone River in YNP is the farthest you can be from pavement in the lower 48 - About 30 miles in all directions.
30 miles? That's it?
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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There are places in the big woods that are alot farther from pavement than 30 miles. Just saying.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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For the record, the junction of Thorofare Creek and the upper Yellowstone River in YNP is the farthest you can be from pavement in the lower 48 - About 30 miles in all directions.
Not even close. I can drop you in places in the North Maine Woods that are WAY more than 30 miles to pavement in any direction.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: New England
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Not even close. I can drop you in places in the North Maine Woods that are WAY more than 30 miles to pavement in any direction.
30? Hell, I've been at least 100 miles out on the snowmachine trails without seeing anything remotely resembling a road. lol
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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For the record, the junction of Thorofare Creek and the upper Yellowstone River in YNP is the farthest you can be from pavement in the lower 48 - About 30 miles in all directions.
At first when I read this I thought B.S.

So I tried googling it. It appears that google thinks your correct.

However I think that this is one of those times when real world reality differs from internet reality.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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If you are at the Musquacook Lakes (3rd or 4th) you are about 35 miles as the crow flies from pavement which would be just outside of Ashland. At the South end of Umsaskis Lake you are about 40 miles from pavement either in Ashland or over by Daaquam, Quebec. Much further North and then it is shorter distance to pavement at Dickey or the town of Allagash, much further South and you get closer to paved roads that lead into/through Baxter State Park.

I don't know if they mean straight line, or by road. Either way, the area I just posted is further by 5-10 miles than just 30 miles away from a paved road. Sure you can drive or ride for a hundred miles and not hit any paved roads, but that doesn't mean you don't get closer to one than that in your travels. Might not even be a way to it from your location without walking, but 35-40 miles is about as far from pavement as you can get in a straight line, even in the big Woods.
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