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Old 11-12-2020, 08:48 AM
Location: Forest bathing
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Originally Posted by Parnassia View Post
What you want is going to be difficult. Especially if you don't like high flier aircraft noise. You might think you'll be far from human noise just because the place is in some forest or desert, but often jet traffic is routed over those areas simply because they are remote and the air is less crowded with other general aviation. Air traffic noise is pretty pervasive because the approach distances for airports and military bases are so huge. Be sure you don't also demand access to amenities and services.

Years ago I took a 15 day whitewater trip down a very remote pristine AK wilderness river. The sort of place you'd assume would have almost no human-caused noise. The sheer number of commercial and military jets passing overhead every day was a real shock. Because the area was so quiet otherwise every jet passing overhead was even MORE noticeable.
Yes, we forgot about Fallon, NV being an Air Force base. We were camped on a BLM road off highway 50 between Austin and Fallon. There were no lights at night along Antelope Valley Road. Look at a map for reference. No one for miles and miles in either direction. At around 10pm, BOOM! One of the jets broke the sound barrier overhead. It shook our truck camper and it felt like someone had set off a large bomb next to us. Hopefully, the wild horses are used to it.

As far as no noise in a forested area, you won’t escape it. Fish Lake national forest might be an option north of Loa. We camped along highway 72 at Forsyth Reservoir just north of town and it was very quiet even during hunting season. Just pick a small town near a national forest and you will find silence.

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Old 11-13-2020, 09:20 PM
Location: North Dakota
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Originally Posted by runningfromnoise82 View Post
When I say I really mean quiet, like the middle of forest. Maybe it's not possible but what areas in UT would be the closest?

At minimum:
No train noise
No nearby active airports
No regular military or other low-flying aircrafts (nothing against the military, just don't want to live under their training routes)
No hearing loud vehicles constantly (e.g. a lot of small towns are big on motorcycles and loud trucks)
No distant humming noise from industry, (industries are also in rural areas).

Also looking at other states too, especially AZ and NV. Feel free to suggest.

One of the quietest places I've ever been was in Dinosaur National Monument on the Utah/Colorado border. Maybe something around there if you really want to rough it in the sticks.

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Old 02-06-2021, 06:12 PM
Location: Utah
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Provo on Sunday.
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