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Old October 2nd, 2007, 12:03 PM   #41
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A >2000 km destination on regular signage. Incredible!
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 12:31 PM   #42
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The most remote roads i've driven on are probably:

In Australia, from Mildura, Vic to Lake Mungo, NSW, 100Km+ dirt track in uninhabited land.



In the USA, from Big Bend National Park to Presidio, Tx on highway 170

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Old October 2nd, 2007, 12:49 PM   #43
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You may consider I-80 in Nevada and Western Utah (west of Salt Lake City) as one of the most remote roads although it has a regular traffic. The road goes through desert with very few villages alongside. I travelled on it back in 2002, and it was fun to drive mostly due to our Camry's average speed of 180 km/h However, second time it would be boring...

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Old October 2nd, 2007, 12:59 PM   #44
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I might be wrong, but don't the double yellow lines in the middle of the road mean you're not allowed to overtake? If so, WHY??? It's a fairly straight road in the middle of nowhere!

I presume traffic regulations are not enforced there, but still...
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:14 PM   #45
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wygtor, if you look carefully, you will see that as the road just starts to go downhill, the marking becomes broken on the right side. It is double solid line on the foreground, however, because it is the top of the hill and the view must be limited.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 02:36 PM   #46
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wygtor, if you look carefully, you will see that as the road just starts to go downhill, the marking becomes broken on the right side. It is double solid line on the foreground, however, because it is the top of the hill and the view must be limited.
Ah, I see! My mistake.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 04:53 PM   #47
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A >2000 km destination on regular signage. Incredible!
Yeah it surprised me as well. More so b/c Samara is not even in Kazakhstan (but Russia), and I think it would be better to put Aktobe there. But maybe they think Russia is better (sth like the West for us ), but then, by already a big distance, they could just put Moscow there. That's my opinion.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:11 PM   #48
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Those signs are obvious from the Soviet-era, so then it was in one country.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 06:05 PM   #49
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^ I'm sure that sign is from the post-Soviet era, just compare it to those further towards Aktobe or the one with Baku.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 06:50 PM   #50
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You may consider I-80 in Nevada and Western Utah (west of Salt Lake City) as one of the most remote roads although it has a regular traffic. The road goes through desert with very few villages alongside. I travelled on it back in 2002, and it was fun to drive mostly due to our Camry's average speed of 180 km/h However, second time it would be boring...

I-70 in east-central Utah is VERY remote, likely the most remote on the I-system. It is about 160 km between fuel stations and other services (ie, no electricity and *NO* cell phone service) between Green River and Salina, UT. The highway was built through virgin territory on a route that did NOT replace an earlier two-lane highway.

I-87 through the Adirondack Park in New York (the main road between Albany, NY and Montreal) is also amazingly remote.

I do agree that that part of I-80 is also right up there.

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I-90 and I-94 in Montana, South and North Dakota are quite remote too, the distance between 2 larger cities can be over 500km.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 11:09 PM   #52
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^ I'm sure that sign is from the post-Soviet era, just compare it to those further towards Aktobe or the one with Baku.
Although the signs between Shymkent and Aktobe must also be from the post-Soviet era, or else they would be in Russian instead of Kazakh language. Man, they must've been written by hand.
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You may consider I-80 in Nevada and Western Utah (west of Salt Lake City) as one of the most remote roads although it has a regular traffic. The road goes through desert with very few villages alongside. I travelled on it back in 2002, and it was fun to drive mostly due to our Camry's average speed of 180 km/h However, second time it would be boring...
I remember this one!
I did that trip with my parents as a child and I know we had exactly 100°F, which impressed me a lot.
Nice experience, so unreal yet so intense. The fact that I still know how it felt shows how much I liked it.


P.S. I'm searching for more Alaskan pics right now. Sorry for the delay.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 01:30 AM   #55
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All pictures from August 2005:

In Canada, between Whitehorse and Skagway (AK,US):


An old mill:


Sometimes trucks overtake... (between Haines,AK and Haines Junction,YT)






Between Tok,AK and Anchorage (Matanuska valley):


A rusty bridge between Anchorage and Fairbanks:


Inside Denali NP, where private vehicles are not permitted and you need to go on NP busses:


Southeast of Fairbanks:






Near the Alaskan town of Boundary, aptly named as it's close to Canada. Actually it's the northernmost land border point on the entire American continent! The little dirst strip is the local airfield. Not exactly Hartsfield or Heathrow...


Looking into Canada from the US:


The southern beginning of Dempster HWY between Dawson City,YT and Inuvik,NWT:






Between Dawson and Whitehorse:
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 01:39 AM   #56
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It is my dream to see Alaska and Northern Canada! Nice photos, David!
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 01:59 AM   #57
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Thank you for the beautiful pictures, David. How come you drove to Skagway and Haines, did you go to Juneau? And how far to the north did you go? (I hope you answer me this time )
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Hey, don't blame me! I had no idea where to find all these old picture CDs.

Fairbanks was actually the northernmost point of the journey, so nothing to overwhelming.

The itinerary was:
Whitehorse - (Skagway and ferry to) - Haines - Haines Junction - Tok - Seward - Anchorage - Denali - Fairbanks - Tok - Dawson City - Whitehorse.

So, no Juneau for me...
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 02:52 AM   #59
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^ Still, it's a great journey. As you partly drove on the Dempster Highway, you could've also gone a little north of Fairbanks to the beginning of the Dalton Hwy, hehe. Joke, the pix are fantastic!
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I hope you don't mind if I add two more pix.
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