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Old 11-18-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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By far the most remote place I have been to was Subarctic Quebec in Schefferville and Caniapiscau this past July. You can only get to Schefferville by air or rail (or snowmobile when its frozen over).

In Caniapiscau at the end of the Trans Taiga Rd, you are 450 miles from the nearest TOWN with no cell service.

Trans-Taiga Road - Caniapiscau

As remote as Schefferville and Caniapiscau are, I was going to visit an even more remote ghost town of Nitchequon which is 200 miles southwest of Schefferville, but 80 miles from the nearest road and only accessible by floatplane (or snowmobile of course)!!

http://www.ottertooth.com/Native_K/nitchequon.htm

Unfort, I never got the chance to as I thought a float plane ride would cost around $800. Sadly, the ride would have cost me almost $3,000 so I could't afford that.

Instead I got to fly over it myself at 500 feet in the single engine Cessna I rented so at least I got a good look at it despite not technically having been there. Here are some aerial pics I took of Nitchequon:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=2e9053615e

And here is my travelogue from this entire trip to the most remote area of North America south of the arctic circle:

//www.city-data.com/forum/trave...uebec-far.html
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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Default Far North!

Furthest I've been is Inari, a one-reindeer town in northern Finland with the nicest people I've ever met.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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The monk Milarepa's Cave in Nyalam, southern Tibet

An Amazon encampment in Eastern Peru downriver from Iquitos

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen islands in Norway's Arctic (northernmost year-round inhabited town in the world)

The Sahara Desert, south of Zagora, Morocco

Pago Pago

Bagan, Myanmar
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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This guy wins:

Alfred Worden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Worden has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most isolated human being" during his time alone in the command module Endeavour. When the orbiting command module was at its greatest distance from Scott and Irwin in the Falcon, Worden was 2,235 miles away from any other human beings. Worden said he enjoyed his "three wonderful days in a spacecraft all by myself", including not communicating with Earth while on the far side of the Moon, because he was used to being alone as a fighter pilot.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:26 AM
 
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Perhaps Kasol, India
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:17 AM
 
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The Nullabor and Red Centre of Australia. Eucla is about 600 km (390 miles) from the nearest town (of ANY size), and about a good 200 km from the nearest road houses. Just empty plains all around where nobody lives, not even aboriginal tribes, a vast area several times the size of France with no habitation. Petrol (gas) stations are spaced as far as 300 km at road-houses. At night it is absolutely silent.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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Christmas Island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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A bar stool at the Royal Hawiian on Waikiki Beach on the Island of Oahu, part of the Hawaiian Archipelago, the most remote islands on Earth.

royal-hawaiian
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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In the middle of nowhere in Tibet, or the little island (I forgot its name) I vacationed on the Philippines.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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The Nullabor and Red Centre of Australia. Eucla is about 600 km (390 miles) from the nearest town (of ANY size), and about a good 200 km from the nearest road houses. Just empty plains all around where nobody lives, not even aboriginal tribes, a vast area several times the size of France with no habitation. Petrol (gas) stations are spaced as far as 300 km at road-houses. At night it is absolutely silent.
That sounds really cool

I wonder how that area of Australia compares to Nunavik, Quebec (from 55 deg latitude on north) in terms of remoteness??

In the map below, there are NO roads or railways connecting any of the dozen or so town along the western and northern shores!! The furthest north you can drive on this map is the end of the Trans Taiga Rd which ends about 1 centimeter below the "a" on the northern edge of that reservoir.

http://www.makivik.org/wp-content/up...****_claim.gif


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