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Old 12-19-2007, 04:56 AM   #1
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Most remote in North America

Hey everyone...where's the most remote place you can get to in North America...it seems "everyone" is going to Alaska now-a-days, so that's sort of "yawn...another trip to Alaska". So I was wondering where would be another really remote place to go to? Is it the Yukon or Northwest Territory? I see on Google Maps there's a road that goes north into the Yukon, is it highway 6? Any thoughts?

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Old 12-19-2007, 04:59 AM   #2
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Dave, I'd say it depends on who you want to impress.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:22 AM   #3
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Well..I guess I'd like to impress myself...but not "too" much! I've always liked taking the road less traveled. Growing up in the U.P. of Michigan has left me with an INSATIABLE curiosity regarding dirt roads, trails, etc. Anytime I pass one I think, "Man, where does that go!" Not taking anything away from those that have made any trip further than 2 blocks from their house...I'm not saying that Alaska is "nothing"...what I'm saying is I'd like to go somewhere most people don't think of when they plan a trip somewhere. I suppose I could always strap a few Jerry cans on the bike and go til I hit the halfway point!

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:25 AM   #4
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If Alaska is a yawner that everyone goes to, I have to think that the Yukon is too since you pretty much have to go through it to get to AK. If you read the ride reports and trip chatter you'll find all the roads in there have been pretty much picked over. Not being from up there but having looked at an atlas, there aren't all that many roads up there or in NWT. The Dempster of course is a yawner that everyone goes to. Looks like any place up there be it AK, YT or NWT can get remote enough for you if you follow some of those tiny dirt roads far enough. I'd guess for most of us, we don't give a good goddamn if everyone does it. It's still worth going to for our individual adventure, the spectacular scenery and good people.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:31 AM   #5
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James Bay Road

It's not nearly as far but it is pretty remote, Up through Quebec to Radisson. There is one section that's about 380km's to next gas. Have a look around the web there are some sites that have the directions and trip overview.
I've never been there so I'm only passing on what I've been told, maybe some others that have gone there can chime in.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:41 AM   #6
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You want remote? Hmmm, let's see...Black Rock desert, Nevada. Northeast Mexican desert in the state of Coahuila are 2 that come to mind.

Inhospitable too.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:14 AM   #7
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It's not nearly as far but it is pretty remote, Up through Quebec to Radisson. There is one section that's about 380km's to next gas. Have a look around the web there are some sites that have the directions and trip overview.
I've never been there so I'm only passing on what I've been told, maybe some others that have gone there can chime in.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:08 AM   #8
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:17 AM   #9
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Wow..I like the sound of the James Bay Road....Thanks for the link!!!

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:24 PM   #11
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Wow..I like the sound of the James Bay Road....Thanks for the link!!!

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:30 PM   #12
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There's also some remote stuff in those Maine woods that they gate-off.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:35 PM   #13
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Alaska is no yawner. Ride it and see how it affects you. You cannot blast it until you have completed this epic ride. Those who have not been there- do not know the beauty of this ride/adventure. Go do it...
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There's also some remote stuff in those Maine woods that they gate-off.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:53 PM   #15
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There are great places in this country. I've always looked at Maine as one of the most beautiful.
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