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Old 11-20-2011, 02:39 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.
Just looked this up. They are NOT talking paved roads, they are talking ANY roads, logging roads, two-tracks, private roads, public road, dirt OR pavement. On that note... no, there is no place in Maine that you are more than 30 miles from a logging road, or any type of trail you can drive a 4X4 down.

For the record though, last time I checked, Yellowstone NP is WEST of the Mississippi and the thread is about EAST of the Mississippi. Geeze I don't get why Westerners are so frigging paranoid about anyplace else being "remote." It's like they are afraid their manhood will fall off if there is any place in the dreaded East that could be considered remote.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: New England
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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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Just looked this up. They are NOT talking paved roads, they are talking ANY roads, logging roads, two-tracks, private roads, public road, dirt OR pavement. On that note... no, there is no place in Maine that you are more than 30 miles from a logging road, or any type of trail you can drive a 4X4 down.

For the record though, last time I checked, Yellowstone NP is WEST of the Mississippi and the thread is about EAST of the Mississippi. Geeze I don't get why Westerners are so frigging paranoid about anyplace else being "remote." It's like they are afraid their manhood will fall off if there is any place in the dreaded East that could be considered remote.
True, but that's just silly especially for an area known for logging in the past.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: At the local Wawa
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This is a pretty good map to show how Northern and Western Maine are easily the least populated area east of the Mississippi. Obviously, where there are car accidents, there are people. The vast majority of Northern and Western Maine are completely devoid of...anything:

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Old 11-30-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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This is a pretty good map to show how Northern and Western Maine are easily the least populated area east of the Mississippi. Obviously, where there are car accidents, there are people. The vast majority of Northern and Western Maine are completely devoid of...anything:

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Or it is full of the best drivers on earth...
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Or it is full of the best drivers on earth...
That is it, no roads makes for the best drivers.

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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East of the Mississippi, other than Canada, what patch of woods is less developed, populated, and broken up with tar highways than what you find in Maine? So as the saying goes, go figure!
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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Look, just find a satellite photo of the United States at night. East of the Mississippi, it's all lit up -- EXCEPT for that big black patch known as the North Woods. No people -- no light.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Look, just find a satellite photo of the United States at night. East of the Mississippi, it's all lit up -- EXCEPT for that big black patch known as the North Woods. No people -- no light.
That's just 'cuz they're all still using kerosene lanterns (too weak to get picked up by the satellite) to make Nordic Walking Sticks at night. They can't make them during the day because they're too busy fighting off the giant lizard things from Augusta with matchlocks and pikes.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: IN
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It will stay that way as long as that proposed highway doesn't go through there.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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I guess if a person wants to really experience the "Wild", I'd say Northern Canada or Alaska would be your spot. I can't really speak firsthand for seeing any of Alaska (though I'd bet on it), but as for Northern Canada and being dropped off in there, you better know the woods real good if you're on your own!
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