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Old 08-27-2023, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Galena AB, Alaska for a 1 year tour while I was in the Air Force. Galena is a small village in Central Alaska on the Yukon River near the Artic Circle. I believe the base closed sometime in the 90's. A frigid desolate place to say the least. The only way in or out was by air. After I finished that 1 year tour I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage. So 2 years in Alaska.
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Old 08-31-2023, 05:13 AM
 
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I was on a flight years ago that made stops in Fiji and Tahiti. In Fiji, I managed to buy something in the Fiji airport duty free shop but in Tahiti there was an electricity outage and the passengers huddled under emergency lighting (as it was nighttime) in the terminal.

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Old 09-01-2023, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I was in Bethel, Alaska back in the summer of 1995.

Went on a salmon processing fishing boat for that summer, to work. We docked in Bethel, and had been out to sea for about a week without seeing land.

Bethel is about 400 miles northwest of Anchorage, with no other major towns or cities as big as it is, nearby.
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Old 09-02-2023, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Probably Uluṟu in central Australia, or perhaps Kununnura in Western Australia.
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Old 09-02-2023, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Possibly Anna Creek Station in South Australia.
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Old 10-14-2023, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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It's not actually remote, but it feels remote:
California's Carizzo Plain -- no cities or towns,
no busy roads, no power lines or railroad tracks...
just the land:

http://www.google.com/maps/@35.15417...6656?entry=ttu
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Old 10-15-2023, 12:12 AM
 
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It's not actually remote, but it feels remote:
California's Carizzo Plain -- no cities or towns,
no busy roads, no power lines or railroad tracks...
just the land:

http://www.google.com/maps/@35.15417...6656?entry=ttu
It actually looks quite nice. I like those vast desert landscapes.
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Old 10-16-2023, 12:11 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Back in 1970 a friend and I did a cross country road trip, driving over 18,000 miles and visiting 44 states. One fun adventure was trying to locate the actual, original cave hideout of the "Hole in the Wall Gang" of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Wyoming. WI was always into U.S. history, and we were motivated by the movie the year before. We went inti the Bighorn Mountains, and asked around in Cody, and Kaycee for any information about the location, and had some luck. We ended up taking forest service trails that were a bit of a challenge for my 1964 Skylark Wagon, including crossing a small creek. Eventually we did find the cave, it was deep, into a red-soil cliff, with good headroom, and inside were a lot of sleeping bats. While there it rained, and on the way back the car got stuck on that same creek which had swollen from the rain. We had to find scraps of wood and jack it up to get it out. Doing research on it more recently, we found that the site is now accessible by a BLM trail, and is even marked with signs.



https://www.blm.gov/visit/hole-wall-...no%20services.
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Old 10-16-2023, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Starting a walkabout
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Going on a 4 x 4 from Alice spring to Uluru. Except for a stop in Kings Canyon cattle ranch and seeing 1 vehicle every couple of hours in the outback while driving there, it was just us alone.
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Old 10-18-2023, 04:22 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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where I live now is remote, not isolated but remote.
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