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Old 12-31-2015, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Yup.

http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/fia/studies/...rtheastmap.jpg

The PA wilds are nearly as desolate as the Adirondacks, and significantly larger than the Catskills. Eastern WV is very wild as well, but roads dissect the valleys there.

Massachusetts is very urban as well. Southern NH is pretty developed as well, nearly as much as SE Pennsylvania, and Delaware has few untouched regions left.
Neat map.

Western Mass is pretty rural though.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Or on the occasions when they do think upstate, it's usually Buffalo or Rochester they have in mind.

Really the only states in the northeast that are almost entirely urbanized are New Jersey and Rhode Island. Possibly Connecticut too.

And yet our entire region is evidently just Boston, NYC, Philly and DC to the rest of the country.
That's what I was going to say. NY is the city and a couple of other places, PA is Philly and Pittsburgh, and Maryland and Virginia are DC.

There are some very quiet places in NW NJ and the Pine Barrens.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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PA is extremely rural - pretty much everything between I-79 & I-81 is pretty rural and portions of northern PA (north of I-80 very remote)
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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PA is extremely rural - pretty much everything between I-79 & I-81 is pretty rural and portions of northern PA (north of I-80 very remote)
Pretty much this. There are still some remote areas of the state that I do not get very good (if any) cell phone reception.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:56 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Pretty much this. There are still some remote areas of the state that I do not get very good (if any) cell phone reception.

RTE 6 between Smethport and Mt. Jewitt and from there to Kane. Also from Smethport east to Galesvile.
RTE 219 between Northern Cambria and Burnside.
RTE 36 between just north of Sigel to Leeper.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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RTE 219 between Northern Cambria and Burnside.
I've traveled on much of that US 219 stretch south of DuBois and can say that would be one terrible stretch to break down or run out of gas. Good luck ever being found again if you ever got lost or broke down on some of the side roads off of 219.

Some honorable mentions of areas in the keystone state to not run out of gas:
+Rte. 75 stretch south of Port Royal
+Rte. 53 south of Philipsburg
+Pretty much anywhere in coal country between I-81 and US 15
+Pretty much anywhere north of I-80 not along a US Highway.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I've traveled on much of that US 219 stretch south of DuBois and can say that would be one terrible stretch to break down or run out of gas. Good luck ever being found again if you ever got lost or broke down on some of the side roads off of 219.

Some honorable mentions of areas in the keystone state to not run out of gas:
+Rte. 75 stretch south of Port Royal
+Rte. 53 south of Philipsburg
+Pretty much anywhere in coal country between I-81 and US 15
+Pretty much anywhere north of I-80 not along a US Highway.
Having grown up on both sides of the twin tiers and nearby, I can confirm this. The same is true for several areas on the NY side too.

Basically you want to be on a highway or in the sphere of a town/city otherwise good luck getting fuel out of black bears.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I've traveled on much of that US 219 stretch south of DuBois and can say that would be one terrible stretch to break down or run out of gas. Good luck ever being found again if you ever got lost or broke down on some of the side roads off of 219.

Some honorable mentions of areas in the keystone state to not run out of gas:
+Rte. 75 stretch south of Port Royal
+Rte. 53 south of Philipsburg
+Pretty much anywhere in coal country between I-81 and US 15
+Pretty much anywhere north of I-80 not along a US Highway.
Probably the most isolated "major" road in Pennsylvania is PA 120 between Lock Haven and St. Mary's. In that roughly 90 mile stretch of road, you'll entire only two towns of any size - Renovo (a little more than 1,000 people) and Emporium (between 2,000 and 3,000 people). Unusually for Pennsylvania, besides Renovo and Emporium you'll encounter almost no housing, much less commercial development, whatsoever for just about the entire drive.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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Yeah PA-144 from Shoe Shoe to Renevo there is NOTHING, granted its almost all completely through State Forest land.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Yeah PA-144 from Shoe Shoe to Renevo there is NOTHING, granted its almost all completely through State Forest land.
It's fascinating looking at Google Maps that Rte. 144 begins at Galeton and winds its way down for what must feel like an eternity all the way down to Bellefonte and then some miles further south. From Snow Shoe on North, I'm sure there are no shortage of bears up in those mountains!

PA has a fair number of state roads that really transverse some impressive distances.

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