Get lost? Okay, where?
November 20, 2007 9:42 PM Subscribe
Just how lost could someone get in the lower 48 states?
posted by Ziggurat to Science & Nature (37 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Assuming it's Summer, could someone conceivably get so lost, somewhere in the lower 48, that they could wander around until they perished? It doesn't count if they die of cold or heat, and let's assume they can find water.
I did some googling, and found there's an area just outside of Yellowstone that is considered the most remote spot in the US (besides Alaska) from a distance-from-roads perspective, but I'm having trouble finding out more about that.
An addendum to the question: assuming you started at point "x", and traveled in a straight line, what's the longest distance one could go before at least seeing some road or other form of civilization, again, in the lower 48.
I'm assuming nobody will be able to answer this exactly, so any insight would be greatly appreciated! Or if you can point me to a good online resource or two, that would be super as well.
Oh, and this is for something I'm writing, so it's not idle wandering wondering.