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Old January 31st, 2008, 05:09 AM   #121
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travelling on I-90 near the US/Canada border was like driving through nowhere...
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Old January 31st, 2008, 09:47 AM   #122
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Almost the whole I-90 is somewhere near the Canadian border
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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:04 AM   #123
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well you know the part near NY is populated, the area to the mountains are not.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #124
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Almost the whole I-90 is somewhere near the Canadian border
As a canadian, it depends what you mean with "near".

I think you mean in the context of up to an hour.

I've driven parts of it, from time to time, and its remarkably far away from the border. Near Seattle, its about 2 to 2.5 hours from the border.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #125
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Throughout Washington and Idaho I-90 runs no more than 2-2.5 hours from the border, but in Western Montana it takes a turn toward South. For instance, in South Dakota and Minnesota I-90 is about 620 km from the Canadian border. It's quite a long distance, especially if you think in European sense. If you follow the speed limit (120 km/h), you will need 5+ hours to get to the border
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Old February 9th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #126
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What do you think qualifies as the most remote road in the contiguous United States? (except Alaska ofcourse).

I think the I-80 west of Salt Lake City is pretty remote, but it has some traffic (to the casino's of Wendover )

Well, maybe some US Highways in southeastern Oregon. Those are pretty darn far from civilization.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #127
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Old February 9th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #128
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What do you think qualifies as the most remote road in the contiguous United States? (except Alaska of course).
I guess the population density and the distance between two service areas (such as a small town with a benzine station) would need to be taken into an account.

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I think the I-80 west of Salt Lake City is pretty remote, but it has some traffic (to the casino's of Wendover )

Well, maybe some US Highways in southeastern Oregon. Those are pretty darn far from civilization.
Yeah, I have driven those two that you mentioned. West Wendover, NV and Wendover, UT are next to each other (in fact, they can be considered the same town), but the only difference is.... casinos! Plus, I remember that in Wendover I saw "85 octane" benzine - something that I have never seen in California. Pretty much, the entire stretch of I-80 from Sparks, NV to Salt Lake City, UT can be considered a very remote road. I also drove one time on I-84 from Idaho to Portland and found the stretch from Boise to the point where the motorway comes to Columbia River pretty remote.

Last November, my wife and I took a trip to Sacramento via Idaho (US-95), Oregon (US-95), and Nevada (US-95 and I-80). Here's the catch - the entire stretch of the road in Oregon from Jordan Valley, OR to McDermitt, NV doesn't have anything (no villages, no service areas... literally nothing). Just desert I should give the credit to Jordan Valley that has a sign "Next gas 100 miles". And if you think you can get some fuel after 160 km at 23:00, you are mistaken because the benzine station in McDermitt doesn't work 24 hours You will need to drive another 110 km to get the fuel. Yep, been there done that.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 12:33 AM   #129
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Not quite an Interstate, although in the West of Ireland, the part of Europe nearest America.

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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #130
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I always thought Iceland was closer to the States than Ireland.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #131
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The Azores islands, part of Portugal, are even closer.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #132
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The Dutch Antilles are perhaps even closer to Florida, and certainly to Puerto Rico
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Old February 10th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #133
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The Dutch Antilles
Interesting, but they are actually called "Netherlands Antilles".
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Old February 11th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #134
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Well a lot of Icelandic people are of Irish descent. But if were are not going to allow Ireland I vote for Saint-Pierre & Miquelon.


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Old February 19th, 2008, 11:32 AM   #135
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One from Belgium! Southern Belgium has large forrest areas.


A few from iceland:





Norway:

This little baby goes up Jordalen, a short detour from the main E16 road Oslo - Bergen, don't miss it!




Sognefjellet:

Stryn:

Havřysund:

Aurlandsfjellet:


Trollstigen:


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Etc, etc... =)

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Old February 19th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #136
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 06:35 AM   #137
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Have driven the Alaska highway in two parts Fairbanks to Whitehorse in 1999 then Whitehorse to Dawson Creek in 2006. Fantastic ! even more remote is the Cassiar highway running through northern British Columbia.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 06:52 AM   #138
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Verso you cant drive to Juneau. There is no road in. Either fly or ferry !
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 06:59 AM   #139
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jeroen. The James Bay Highway was built by Hydro Quebec. It was intended to transport heavy equipment to the Hydro Projects around Radisson. It had to be wide and well built
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Like Verso I'm a road junkie. This site is just great and I could browse through the pictures for hours. Thank you everyone for all the magnificent pictures.
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