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Old 09-15-2020, 06:53 PM
 
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Some of the remote places I've been to:

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
Midway Atoll
South Georgia in the South Atlantic
Antarctica (Palmer Station and McMurdo Station, never made it to the South Pole, yet!)

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Old 09-15-2020, 06:59 PM
 
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Some of the remote places I've been to:

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
Midway Atoll
South Georgia in the South Atlantic
Antarctica (Palmer Station and McMurdo Station, never made it to the South Pole, yet!)
Antarctica seals the deal. I don't think you can really get more remote than that, even if you account for all the islands in the Pacific.
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Old 09-15-2020, 11:13 PM
 
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Some of the remote places I've been to:

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
Midway Atoll
South Georgia in the South Atlantic
Antarctica (Palmer Station and McMurdo Station, never made it to the South Pole, yet!)
We have a winner!
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:13 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Some of the remote places I've been to:

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
Midway Atoll
South Georgia in the South Atlantic
Antarctica (Palmer Station and McMurdo Station, never made it to the South Pole, yet!)
The least accessible geographic place which I visited (and, perhaps, one of the most amazing) was the lake Nahuel Huapi, in southern Argentina near the border of Chile. And also I visited years ago the Alto Ribeira State Park, a complex of caves in the midway between São Paulo and Curitiba, which are not that remote but, indeed, reasonably difficult to reach.

However, after reading what you said, I must change all of my concepts of remoteness.
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:51 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Just went to Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Drove on a main state route with one stop sign or traffic signal for a 122 miles stretch. Only three fast food restaurants and no grocery stores along that section.
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Old 09-19-2020, 12:15 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Congrats cjseliga!

Some places on my remote list:

Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Teller, Alaska
Príncipe Island (São Tomé and Príncipe)
Kulusuk, Greenland
Jarbidge, Nevada (claims to be the most isolated town in the lower 48 states)
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:02 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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As sportfishing boats are being made to hold more and more fuel without needing extra travel tanks on deck, more crews are taking the boats to Bermuda. Boats could leave or arrive (depending on where they were or are going to be docked) from anywhere from the northern Bahamas and FL to NC, VA and MD. Something tells me it is about a 600 mile crossing, though I've never been. That is about the same from Aruba or Jamaica to Panama, which is quite common.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:05 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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Several places I have actually spent time in such as the extreme southern (and uninhabited) Bahamas, the San Blas Islands in Panama, Cebako Bay in Panama, Pinas Bay in Panama just above the Colombian border.

Not to mention many crossings of the Caribbean and the whole distance from thePanama to Cabo San Lucas, Mex.
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:30 AM
 
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For populated places not insular, maybe San Pedro de Atacama, Chile' 100 km from nearest town, but now the road has been linked to Argentina the other way'

Also Chibougamau, Quebec, the only town along a 350-km road

For remote and unpopulated, try the midpoint of the interstate betweem Grand Junction Colorado and Green River Utah.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:14 AM
 
Location: SC
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Best I've done is while working at Thule AB in Northern Greenland I was able to take a daytrip up to the CFS Alert at the northern tip of Ellsemere Island, Canada. It's the northernmost permanently-inhabited place on the planet, about 500 miles from the North Pole. I'd love to go to McMurdo like cjseliga did and then have been super-close to both poles (I know there are locales that are closer when it comes to the South Pole though, like the station actually located at the South Pole) but when I saw a job opportunity pop up for McMurdo I knew I wouldn't be able to pass the medical and dental clearances, so it wasn't in the cards for me.
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