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Old 09-09-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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The other thread about "How far is too far away" made me think which area is the most "isolated" in your opinion.

As for me, I think the north central of the USA is the most isolated, as the states in the region has more land than people.

What say you?
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:09 AM
 
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The most isolated place I ever lived was 21 miles northwest of Loring, MT. It was 59 miles to the nearest police station (Malta) and I'm not even sure there was one there. The nearest grocery store was 35 miles away but they bootlegged the groceries or so it seemed us. Once a month or so we went around a 100 miles for groceries. Didn't need much. We had a milk cow, chickens for eggs, a garden and the boss supplied our meat. It was a farm/ranch operation.

In the winter time we couldn't get out because of snow banks and in the summertime it was mud if it ever happened to rain. It very seldom rained unless we were planning going somewhere. No gravel and certainly no pavement. There is lots of places in Montana like that. It was 1 mile from the Canadian border.

For obvious reasons when people were jumping the border at night or backed trucks up to load stuff through the border fence we kept our mouthes shut.

It was my favorite place that I ever lived. Talk about peace and quiet. I've lived in 3 states and 3 provinces.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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Explore Maps | Southern Forests For The Future

for the southeast, only.

click "Fragmentation", and it shows you a map of how "wild" an area is, how how large of a wilderness tract it is .
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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UP of Michigan; Northern and even central Maine; places in Minnesota, Montana, and N Dakota up towards the Canadian border and even the entire states away from the larger cities.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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Defiantly Barrow, Alaska

Or Jarbidge, NV if your talking outside Alaska
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I also think parts of Alaska.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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Alaska being aside...I would say Montana. All I know, is don't leave a town without filling your car with gas.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The 'most' isolated?

I think any area that has a name is likely more populated than places with names.

There are lots of townships with 1 or less people.

Any area with less than 10 people per square mile is fairly rural.

North pole is pretty isolated.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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Default Near Mt St Helens Wa

Near Mt St Helens Wa where the man who said he was "DB Cooper" jumped out of any airplane with what seemed like a huge some of money at $200,000 around 40 years ago. I was fond of hiking in that area in the mid 70's into the early 80's.

Or The Big Bend Area of Texas.

It interesting that many people just watch a screen and quickly get into the car, go to work and back and do not see much on the ground at all.

Walking around can almost seem a suspicious activity outside of state and national parks, and local parks. But alot of fun

Even dangerous large marijuana farms were found around wooded areas within minutes of downtown Dallas complete with PVC irrigation systems and pumps. One was found then more a few years ago.
Rather scary as to what those people might do to anyone who happened to walk into thier area. Likely had been going on for years. Complete isolation in a major population area. The perps were not caught and were likely not hippies gone greedy, but serious and vicious thugs.

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Old 09-11-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The 'most' isolated?

I think any area that has a name is likely more populated than places with names.

There are lots of townships with 1 or less people.

Any area with less than 10 people per square mile is fairly rural.

North pole is pretty isolated.
I know a town in Texas inhabited by a pair of legs, I think the census counts that as 0.5 persons.
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