New York

Excitement builds as we reach that point in the Northville-Placid trail along the north side of Cold River where we must set out on a bushwhack northward to “Go Remote,” as we call it…It turns out that our bushwhack is extrememly short, and after winding around a bit dealing with a sluggish GPS unit, we land onto the NY Remote Spot.

North Carolina

This is the first time during Project Remote that we found 2 state Remote Spots located in a single National Park (Tennessee and North Carolina Remote Spots are within Great Smoky Mountains National Park).

North Dakota

This Remote Spot is located within the Mandan Hidasta Artikara Indian Nation and is 2.6 miles from a road. Impacts from the Bakken oil boom are visible throughout the area.


Located within state-owned Egypt Valley Wildlife Area, the Ohio Remote Spot is 1.2 miles from a road.


The Oklahoma Remote Spot, 2.7 miles from a road, is located within a vast salt flat on Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.


Our handheld GPS beeps and notifies us that we have arrived at the exact coordinates of the Pennsylvania Remote Spot. It is a feeling of both satisfaction and anticlimax. After all, there is a hiking trail just a tenth of a mile below.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Remote Spot trip was a quick, coastal out-and-back day jaunt. We were hardly awe-struck by its remoteness. Humans and their noises and structures were never so far away as to be undetectable.

South Carolina

Some Remote Spots are located on dynamic landscapes that change quicker than the available GIS data can incorporate. Barrier islands are one such example.

South Dakota

We documented the remotest location in all of South Dakota on October 2, 2014. The SD Remote Spot is protected in the middle of the Sage Creek Wilderness Unit in Badlands National Park.


The presence of a major hiking trail system (Appalachian Trail) and associated shelters can detract from the feeling of remoteness, but we embrace and encourage this mode of travel.