valdez alaska, wonderfully beautiful, enough so i wish it wasn't purely for work in fact.
then again, i guess if you're heading into port for pleasure you miss that spectacular view i had on the way in, oh well.
After leaving civilization, I spent two school years (August '07 - July '09) living near the edge of Winner, South Dakota, USA. The picture below is literally what I would see at the end of my old driveway. To look the other direction would be similar, except you'd see a very slight hint of the town in the extreme distance.
Then, I spent the next two school years (July '09-July '11) near Terril, Iowa, USA. Here's some footage and a picture of the roads to work:
Now, I live in southern West Virginia, USA:
So, pretty much every place I have lived over the last few years has been very remote. The most remote place I've ever traveled away from a home is likely western rural Kauai, Hawaii, USA or Mazatlan, Mexico. Damn this post is getting long. Perhaps next time I'll get into the camp in PA where I spend summers. Shit, already did. Click and scroll for pics. I don't really miss civilization.
He's not still chasing that Russian is he, the one with the blond hair and unbelievably large pair of warheads.
So what do you mean by remote ... I think for me this has to be how dark the sky is.
When I was a kid you could see the Milky Way from most of the UK, today there is so much light in the sky that there are not many places left.
Last time I saw the Milky Way in all it's splendour was at a place called Poptun, middle of the jungle in Guatamala.
Overe here in Canada the Milky Way can still be seen from my little island community. Where we might be moving to (Quensel, BC) the Milky Way and them Northern Light things can be seen depending on the time of year I believe. Least that's what some old coot told me.
EDIT/ @ Ted, I hear ya. Civilization is nice, but not that missed. I doubt I could do the things there that I do daily where I live right now, it's more fun.
I also had a chance to visit the second nuclear test area located in the USA. (Which is located in Alaska.)
Amchitka Island was a WW2 fighter / bomber army air corps airfield - used offensively against the Japanese occupation of Attu and Kiska.
I was able to go ashore and visit the old base. Many of the buildings were still intact - and I managed to find the high points of the base. The enlisted club, mail room and theater. The popcorn machine was still in the theater !
That isn't as much of a challenge as the air being extremely thin. A cigarette will make you pass out at that altitude. Climbing Hood really isn't that big a deal. Anybody in reasonable shape should be able climb Hood. Today would be a good day. February is good if the weather is decent. It's froze up good so you don't get any avalanches.
Wonder where Ethan's got to, he was always disappearing up a mountain or into the jungle somewhere.
Yep, he's alive As Widdy said, I'm currently in good ol' Soviet Georgia - Gori to be precise, birthplace of Joseph Stalin, and point of invasion for the Russians in 2008, but moving on to Nepal soon, and (possibly) Bhutan.
Most remote places... hmmm...
- Weather Station on Vladeasa Mountain, Romania, snowed in for two weeks.
- Base Camp III of Mt Everest. Very high, very remote, very f**king screwed if something goes wrong
- Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Lived in a yurt, in a nomadic village in the arse end of nowhere.
- Outback Australia. Spent six months travelling through the red centre of Oz. Sheared an engine pulley and belts one day, had to walk 175km and back again to get spare parts. And in considered myself lucky to have been so near civilisation. Australia's much, MUCH bigger than it looks on the map
- Top of Kilimanjaro. Feels like you can see all of Africa.
- bunch of other places.