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What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 28, 2007 08:20AM
Physically speaking, what non-city/urban place that you have been to is the remotest from like where you are now?

eg: Siberia, Antarctic, Sub-Saharan desert, etc.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 28, 2007 08:24AM
Angkor Wat



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If there are spelling issues, please pardon, Owen the cat is standing or sleeping on my keyboard.



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: November 28, 2007 08:24AM
Rural Georgia.

Nothing compares to it...... certainly for lack of teeth in the natives.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 28, 2007 08:28AM
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Jimmypoo
Rural Georgia.

Nothing compares to it...... certainly for lack of teeth in the natives.

Now that the obvious joke is over, so soon, let's continue. ...
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: November 28, 2007 08:30AM
The most isolated, desolate and alone?

Middle of a desert. Top of a glacier. On hold with Dell technical support.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 28, 2007 08:31AM
scottish highlands



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: wolfcry911
Date: November 28, 2007 08:34AM
nantuckett
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: msglee
Date: November 28, 2007 08:35AM
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Jimmypoo
Rural Georgia.

Nothing compares to it...... certainly for lack of teeth in the natives.

Try Olongapo
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: spearmint
Date: November 28, 2007 08:41AM
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msglee
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Jimmypoo
Rural Georgia.

Nothing compares to it...... certainly for lack of teeth in the natives.

Try Olongapo

Olongapo may lack for the teeth but back when Subic was cooking sure not hookers and sailors.




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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: November 28, 2007 08:41AM
Driving US93 in Nevada.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: abevilac
Date: November 28, 2007 08:46AM
the blue lagoon of Aitutaki in the South Pacific



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: November 28, 2007 08:47AM
300 miles south of the tip of South Africa. I'd taken off in a 41' sloop with a crew of five, headed for Reunion Island, and within 12 hours a storm turned into a Force 9 gale and drove us in the opposite direction for 6 days. We tipped twice, and that second time as we were trying to right the boat, I thought this is the loneliest place on earth.

In terms of land, it was Farquhar island, an 8 sq. km spot that is part of the Seychelles Islands north of Madagasgar. About 70 inhabitants.




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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Spock
Date: November 28, 2007 08:49AM
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MacMagus
The most isolated, desolate and alone?

On hold with Dell technical support.


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

LMAO.



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: November 28, 2007 08:50AM
Somewhere in Death Valley. I fealt like I was 500 miles from another living soul, but was probably only 150 feet from the road.



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: November 28, 2007 09:00AM
Five miles north of the sign marking the Arctic Circle is probably the most distant, but Fort Liard, Northwest Territories actually felt like the most remote.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: November 28, 2007 09:04AM
Bill, WY, population 12...I have a suspicion that included dogs, cats, etc.



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him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: BCam
Date: November 28, 2007 09:09AM
Way North of Thule, Greenland.
Probably as close to the North Pole (and Santa's Workshop) as I'm gonna get.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 28, 2007 09:10AM
Top of a 2500 meter high 'mountain' in Baluchistan, Pakistan. Three of us free climbed the side of the mountain with surveying gear. Before we started up, we met a boy with a small herd of goats and a camel. The one guy from Pakistan spoke to the boy, who said 'there is a way up the mountain' and pointed.

When we got to the top a few hours later, scratched, tired, and sore.... there was the boy brewing tea over a small fire. He laughed, and pointed out the nice smooth trail leading up the back of the mountain...

That night you could see for miles, and there was perhaps one cooking fire that we could see. It was like being on the surface of another planet.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: November 28, 2007 09:34AM
Sandstone, MN



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: 3d
Date: November 28, 2007 09:37AM
Abu Simbel, Egypt.
Simply breathtaking.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: billb
Date: November 28, 2007 10:10AM
For some reason I thought this was going to be about personal relationships.

Maybe with a hilarious "out-do you" component.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: November 28, 2007 10:13AM
Oh... in that case, with my back facing HER back, waiting for the sunrise, so she would get the hell out of the house and go to work (circa 1993).
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 28, 2007 10:20AM
Northen Sweden, where I saw the midnight sun.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 28, 2007 10:44AM
Doesn't really compare with most of the ones posted (particularly Tuqqers....)..

Eastern Oregon...
I've driven through lots of the western US as a kid with family... but I don't every recall driving for more than 45 minutes without seeing another car on a supposedly "main" highway.

In Eastern Oregon, I drove for a long time before I noticed that there was NO ONE else around. No cars. No houses. No stores.
Once I started keeping track, I drove for 45 minutes before I saw another car.

Even through rural Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota there were more cars and people.

Beautiful drive, but I'd hate to have had a breakdown...



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: November 28, 2007 10:50AM
Kellog, ID



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: graham1352
Date: November 28, 2007 11:01AM
Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 28, 2007 11:01AM
Mmmmmm, chocolate!
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 28, 2007 11:22AM
Cleveland
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: maco
Date: November 28, 2007 11:32AM
Up in the Himalayas in Nepal (on my honeymoon).
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: November 28, 2007 11:35AM
Farthest from where I am now. just south of Fairbanks in the territory of Alaska. Of course do not remember anything from then, I was only 1 at the time. Have lived in Mass. the last few decades.



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: mstudio
Date: November 28, 2007 11:38AM
The Austrian/Hungarian border back in '76, it reminded me of Cleveland.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: November 28, 2007 11:51AM
Standing on the beach in Perth, Western Australia, I thought "I'm a long, long way from Chicago."
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 28, 2007 12:03PM
Northernmost tip of the island of Hawaii, looking f or the birthplace of my mother.

Not so desolate, but a long ways from the nearest continent.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: vicrock
Date: November 28, 2007 12:12PM
Massey New Zealand
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 28, 2007 12:38PM
amboselli game preserve, kenya.

on top of some glacier in alaska (juneau region).

curacao.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: maco
Date: November 28, 2007 01:18PM
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vicrock
Massey New Zealand

Had a great time in New Zealand. Catching huge trout on Lake Taupo.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: davester
Date: November 28, 2007 02:06PM
Worldwide it'd have to be the Yasawa Islands, a nearly uninhabited chain of islands (no electricity in any of the villages) in Fiji.

In the U.S. it'd have to be my dissertation research area in central Esmeralda County, Nevada. It's a big county and it used to have the claim of least populated county in the U.S. I did most of my work far offroad, so I could be out there a week and not see another person. Definitely a bit lonely <understatement>.



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 28, 2007 02:08PM
southernmost tip of Baja. Landed at the last rock at low tide.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: SLM
Date: November 28, 2007 02:19PM
Driving from Fallon to Ely and not seeing one single sign of life... with the odd exception of a neon sign lighting up a strip club in the middle of nowhere.



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: November 28, 2007 03:41PM
To Jimmypoo's birthplace

Needless to say the lines at the shrine were long because it was during pilgrimage season.

Next time I'm going off peak.



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: Jem
Date: November 28, 2007 03:50PM
Pangirtung, NWT ( a few miles south of the Arctic Circle)

Although I did some glacial ablation studies further south on a remote glacier on Baffin Island in Frobisher Bay, NWT... that was technically further from any human settlement (150+ miles).

On the African continent, I visited the Dogon people in North Central, Mali... didn't quite make it all the way to Timbuktu smiling smiley State department had a travel ban at the time do to political unrest with the local Tuareg tribes in that area.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: November 28, 2007 04:33PM
I haven't gained enough weight to be a geographic location. At least, I hope not.
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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: November 28, 2007 05:08PM
Paul F. - you thought eastern Oregon was lonely, try U.S. 50 between the Nevada/Utah border and Fallon in western Nevada! No one within a hundred miles, several times!

That's what SLM is describing.

~A



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Re: What is the most remote, distant geographic location you've been?
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: November 28, 2007 08:24PM
Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia - in the middle of the desert - in the middle of nowhere!!!
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