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Old 11-01-2013, 11:05 AM
Location: Somewhere Out West
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Two different places for me. Not as remote as some on here though.

Tuktoyaktuk, NT and The Cook Islands. Both absolutely gorgeous though polar opposites in geography, climate and location.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:35 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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None really remarkable, but a few contenders:

The Jordanian desert, at least 50 km off any road. Just drive through the desert, using rock pylons to sight your way to the uninhabited old desert forts. Also crossed Jordan/Saudi border before there was a road, had to wait to be escorted by at least two high wheel trucks, to pull me out of sand. Trucks crossed only at night, navigating by the stars.

Singkep Island, Indonesia. Lived for two months there, I saw only 2 other travelers.

St. Brendan's, on an island, off Newfoundland, population now 147. No transport, private boats and plane only.

Rosillas, Bolivia, in the Andes near the Argentine border, one bus a day (and no other vehicles) 50 km to Padcaya, which has 1,500 people. Stayed there for three months.

Cobue, Mozambique. No regular transport, hitched a ride with a fisherman from Malawi.

La Guera, Sahrawi. A tiny colonial outpost in what was then Spanish Sahara. According to Wikipedia, "By 2002, it had been abandoned and partially overblown by sand, inhabited only by a few Imraguen fishermen."

A salt mine in the marshes of coastal south Louisiana, air access only.

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Old 11-06-2013, 04:47 PM
Location: NW Indiana
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McMurdo Station Antarctica! It is an American research and naval base on Ross Island. I saw an active volcano (Erebus), glaciers, crevasses, penguins, helicopters and 24 hours of daylight (at least in November and December).

At one point we were dropped off by a helicopter at the top of an 8000 foot mountain. You could look one direction, down a long valley that ran all the way down to the see. Turning around you saw the continental ice, coming right up to the top of the mountain.

FYI.....penguin colonies stink... really, really bad!
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:07 AM
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Not as remote a place as some of you have been but for me Monteverde Costa Rica back in 1999
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:55 AM
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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Probably the Cardamon Mountains of Cambodia up river about 5 hrs on cargo boat from the nearest road.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:05 PM
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:59 PM
Location: Seattle
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Rae Point, Northwest Territories, Canada. Was on an oil rig move there in the early 80's.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Location: Jollyville, TX
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We visited Creel, Mexico a few years ago to see the Copper Canyon. It's pretty remote, but it gets a lot of visitors so you don't feel too cut off. However, we decided to visit the Cusar√°re waterfall and accidentally parked several miles from the entrance to the falls (got a bad lead). It took us about an hour to hike to the falls and there was not another soul anywhere to be seen and of course no cell service in the mountains. But it was really beautiful!
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:21 PM
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My family is from The Peloponnese, Greece. Home of Greek Resistance guerrilla fighters in the mountains, WWII. A very difficult place to penetrate. Afghanistan-ish, by regional standards. Sparta, where the land-fighting force was unequaled in ancient times.

Home of Olympia. First Olympic games.

40 years ago the ladies thought I was a witch or something, with the red hair. The (2) places to get water served you sea water.

Remote with a rich, ancient, unique world history for such a small place that you could barely drive any type vehicle even four legged...down the severe mountain sides with NO GUARD RAILS.

Now it's become popular for Greek summer homes//tourists.




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Old 11-07-2013, 04:54 PM
Location: Colorado
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