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Bouldering off trail with a full pack in one of the most remote areas of the US
As the crow flies, the farthest you can be from a road in Idaho’s River of No Return is a mere 15 miles; in the Escalante and Bob Marshall it’s even less. Astonishingly, in the entire continental U.S., coast to coast, Mexico to Canada, there is only one place left where you can get more than 20 miles from a road: in the greater Yellowstone region
Anyway, interesting stuff and food for thought.
After my last trip I had a friend say/ask “well you are never really very far from a road”
Interesting thread but I would still put Upper Fisk Canyon and the Fresno Waterworks as some of the most remote areas of the Lower 48. You can't measure straight-line distance and have to take into account other factors (like rough dirt roads vs paved roads). Upper Fisk Canyon is a LOT more than 6 miles from the nearest road on foot, maybe more like 12 or 14 miles. I do feel a bit like Technology has invaded some of the last wild places left in the Lower 48 though, it's getting harder and harder to find those wild places and they are getting smaller and more "managed". TWWG
When you are in upper Fisk, it is, and feels like the back of beyond. No footprints and a long way back whichever way you go.
Quote from: badknees on January 08, 2012, 08:21:23 PMWhen you are in upper Fisk, it is, and feels like the back of beyond. No footprints and a long way back whichever way you go.Except, when I was in Fisk Canyon, there were footprints. YOURS!
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