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5/25/09 11:58 AM
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KneeStriker
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arctic circle in alaska in 1993. doesnt get much more desolate than that.
5/25/09 12:01 PM
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This is where I work. Pretty desolate.


5/25/09 12:18 PM
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Broke a gate lock and drove into Mt St Helens shortly after the blast. Stepped out of the car maybe 1/4 mile in and there was no sound. The dust soaked it all up. Was spooky as Hell. We shot out of there.
5/25/09 12:29 PM
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Northern Alberta. Was flown in by helicopter to fight a forest fire started by lightening. Closest sign of civilization was probably nearly an hour from there by helicopter took us 4 days to put the fire out.

I did treat the crews on the second last night though by requesting some equipment we needed to finish the job and got the helicopter pilot to bring in 5 buckets of KFC. Pretty safe to say that we will be the only humans to ever eat KFC at that location.

I've been in many isolated areas in the rockies as well while backpack hunting for sheep. So many beautiful areas.
5/25/09 12:31 PM
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Oh shit just re-read the thread title, I could of swore I read Isolated.. oh well.
5/25/09 1:22 PM
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awesome posts
5/25/09 1:22 PM
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5/25/09 2:46 PM
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Black Hills in South Dakota. Awesome, but it's weird not getting cellular service for days at a time.
5/25/09 4:06 PM
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I've flown-in to reserves in Northern Alberta, over completely empty wilderness. But we never really landed in "nowhere".

Hiking trips in the Cdn rockies, and kayaking on the coast of BC, but that's about it. I have no serious wilderness skills, I couldn't survive completely alone and away from civilization for any length of time.
5/25/09 4:51 PM
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Indiana...

Right after you cross the border from the South Side of Chicago... there are a bunch of old, rotting factories. The sky is pitch black from all the pollution. Reminds me of the evil place (morgdor?) in Lord of the Rings where the dark army came from.

The only thing there is a bunch of shitty riverboat casinos... definitely depressing.
5/25/09 5:24 PM
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 Not neccesarily the most desolate place I've ever been but I had a Clark Griswald experience in South Texas turkey hunting.  The bottom of my hunting boots unexplicably crumbled off like they were made of old cookies.  The terrain is brutal.  Cactus, rocks, nothing soft or non poisonous.  I made it to a road before the soft foam between the sole and my soft wimpy feet got exposed but had to walk some middle of no where road pretty much barefooted back to the hunting camp. 

I was literally singing myself little kiddie songs just to stay sane.  The only good part about it was that I found a really sweet pink and white petrified piece of tree.

Rocky did send me a brand new pair of boots after I sent them back a brand new pair that had no sole left.
5/25/09 5:48 PM
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Grew up in the middle of nowhere, hiked hunted and fished hundreds of miles from anything in the pacific northwest. Did the same thing four miles out of anchorage alaska. Hanagans meadow for hunting in AZ

edit: I meant four hours out of anchorage not miles lol
5/25/09 6:14 PM
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I've been to a few desolate places. Right now I am at work just below the Arctic Circle at the DeBeers Snap Lake Diamond Mine. I have also been in the Australian Outback.
5/25/09 8:05 PM
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Not many places are more desolate and unforgiving as the Australian deserts.
5/25/09 8:11 PM
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Northern British Columbia is as desolate as I have been.

Nothing compared to some of you guys though.
5/25/09 8:14 PM
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my hometown in west texas. or rather...somewhere between el paso and my hometown in west texas.
5/25/09 8:49 PM
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5/25/09 9:01 PM
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gord96 - drove to California this spring and took a back route my uncle told me about instead of taking the I-15. Its between Primm and 29 Palms. You pass through some old towns and your go right through the center of the Mojave Desert. It was bleak, but a nice ride if your ever heading between Vegas and LA.

What road was it?


id like to know aswell.

done the LA/LV trip a few times and looking for a different route.


thats where they filmed the original "the hills have eyes"
5/25/09 9:03 PM
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i used to do a lot of backpacking on the lost coast... good times
5/25/09 9:10 PM
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Atacama in Chile - driest place in the world. Nothing, nothing nothing....driving for hours and not even a goddamn cactus. Just rock and sand.

I kinda liked it.
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5/25/09 10:00 PM
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I-35 thru iowa and kansas
5/25/09 10:15 PM
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bharrist - west tx
blythe ca
yuma az
the pictures I posted above are from just outside Blythe, CA (though I guess it's still considered Blythe) I hadn't read the other posts and came across yours. Weird.
5/25/09 10:34 PM
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I have been there... a lot of upstate NY is desolate... LOL
11/23/14 5:49 PM
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Mount Charleston Las Vegas :) Its a awesome view.

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