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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 11:00 am 
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Schroder wrote:
The most remote has got to be some dense brush-filled valley in the North Cascades with no attraction of a lake or summit along it's route.

I corresponded with a person who was a backcountry ranger in NCNP for a number of years. I asked the person what the "most remote" area is and defined it as the most difficulty to get to. I was told the aptly named "Lonesome Creek" to the east of Mt Blum was the spot.
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 1:40 pm 
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East side of Mount Adams? Indian Heaven?

I know this is about Cascades, but Muncaster Basin, The Valhallas, or Lake of the Gods come to mind in the Olympics. In fact, this last one would get my vote for most remote in Washington State.
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 2:14 pm 
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So much for all the angst on other threads about the effects of social media!
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 2:25 pm 
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Brian R wrote:
East side of Mount Adams?

I hiked through there a few years back doing a loop of Mount Adams and it didn't seem very remote to me. Sunrise Camp sees a fair amount of use and Avalanche Valley also has a decent amount of camping. Bootpaths lead to both. The two-mile section or so in between is pretty rugged, but nothing compared to parts of the North Cascades and it isn't very far from roads.

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So much for all the angst on other threads about the effects of social media!

I'm not sure what you're getting at. That because a few places don't see many people that any concern about overuse in other areas is unwarranted? Just curious what your perspective is.
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 2:29 pm 
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Bernardo wrote:
So much for all the angst on other threads about the effects of social media!

- not sure if most remote = most desirable
- and hats off to anyone successfully getting to (and back) from some of the places listed

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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 3:29 pm 
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Least accessible may well mean hardly anyone thought it was worth the effort to try and get there. Most all the possible mineral deposits were explored in the late 19th early 20th centuries. Climbers hit the attractive summits leaving only a few tree covered hills and choss piles. Fishermen tried most of the lakes. What’s left is mostly bushwhacks to nowhere.

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I have been in an area that had bear tracks but no human tracks, and no hiker posts. Tough to reach and easy to not share.  hockeygrin.gif

Spots like that are best left not described.
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 3:42 pm 
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Malachai Constant, I didn't mean to imply anything important with my comment.  It just seemed a bit ironic to me that folks are concerned about leading people to good spots via social media (and I agree this is something to be careful about) and here we are working to identify the most remote spot.  Some people identify remote with good. Surely someone will google someday "most remote spot," find this thread and go there thus making it no longer the most remote spot.  Anyway, that's all.  Nothing important.  I do find the topic interesting and the first thing I thought was, it would be cool to go to these places.
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 10:15 pm 
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Most remote is the ridgeline up westside second gully comin down into rich creek, north of the blowdowns. Till you're about half mile to the lake. At that point some spots on the yakima reservation technically become more remote than where you'd be standing.

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PostTue Oct 22, 2019 5:42 am 
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Looking for a lost dog once just below Noble Knob we bush wacked up toward a lake called 28 mile lake.  Not quite all the way in and lots of timber artifacts on the way.  Dropping down from the trail to Noble Knob I also got fairly close, but both routes ended as the search was priority.  Never went back, but this is a well traveled area and the valley to this lake was very much untraveled!  I find a lot of remote areas like this right near very busy/popular trails!
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PostTue Oct 22, 2019 7:47 am 
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I've got to think that upper Sulphur Creek would be on that list
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PostTue Oct 22, 2019 8:53 am 
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Schroder wrote:
I've got to think that upper Sulphur Creek would be on that list

Upper Buck Creek also.

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PostTue Oct 22, 2019 10:19 am 
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Schroder wrote:
The most remote has got to be some dense brush-filled valley in the North Cascades with no attraction of a lake or summit along it's route.

We think alike.  I have heard that some of the area just south of Riffe Lake is so rugged that an undiscovered cache of gold or silver? exists in one of the "hollers".

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PostTue Oct 22, 2019 11:52 am 
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This is a quote from a previous thread about this subject.

coldrain108 wrote:
I'd say the end of the Suiattle River after crossing the Chocolate. 

It seems to me like the end of the Suiattle River would qualify as being remote especially now that from what I hear the trail is non existent.

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PostTue Oct 22, 2019 1:27 pm 
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treeswarper wrote:
We think alike.  I have heard that some of the area just south of Riffe Lake is so rugged that an undiscovered cache of gold or silver? exists in one of the "hollers".

Talking dark divide vicinities. So remote that bigfoot populations are rumored to be there

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