Alone , Creepy or Cool ?

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  1. GTX63

    GTX63 Well-Known Member

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    Drove thru something similar for a couple hours along rural New Mexico years ago as a young man. Very few buildings, no towns and no people.
    My first thought was "What happens if you run out of gas?"
    My second was to turn on the radio to make sure civilization still existed and the robot pirate zombies hadn't yet parachuted in from Beta Reticuli.
     
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    the snow would have creeped me out.. So would a low fuel tank. The alone part not so much.
     
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  3. Echoesechos

    Echoesechos Well-Known Member

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    Well if my vehicle was running great and it wasn't dark, I would be fine. Now throw into the mix a faulty car and night time I'd be unsettled. I like to see what's around me and a faulty vehicle stresses me no matter what.
     
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  4. Yvonne's hubby

    Yvonne's hubby Murphy was an optimist ;) Staff Member

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    There are still a few lonely hi ways, mostly in the western states. I love them but am always conscious about topping off the fuel at every opportunity. Especially when riding a motorcycle with a fuel range of 200 miles, maybe less.
     
  5. JJ Grandits

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    In my younger day I use to go camping alone. Sometimes overnight, sometimes up to a week. It was usually a little of both.
    Sitting around a fire at night alone in the woods gets very introspective.
     
  6. AmericanStand

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    LOL First time I traveled this road back in 81 I stopped In the middle of the most remote stretch, in the middle of the road just for fun , sat there and Ate my lunch and thought wow Id hate to break down out here.
    Walked back to my truck and there was a HUGE bubble on the side of a steer tire. They call them goose eggs but this was more the size of a ostrich egg.
    I drove very gingerly to Klamath falls.
     
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    The side roads here are always empty as are the highways except in summer. In late fall, winter and early spring you can spend 8 or 9 hours driving and see perhaps two or three other vehicles. Usually transport trucks or an RCMP patrol car on the look out for breakdowns. Of course stay off the roads when it is a long weekend or the beginning of Rendezvous or other winter festivals because you might hit a traffic jam. Two cars ahead of you at an intersection and people lose their minds honking. And sled teams still have the right of way in many towns including Dawson.
     
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    I love being out there driving, hiking, whatever where there is absolutely NOBODY around....love it. BUT put me in a city and I’m totally stressed out. Hate it.
     
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    We spent a total of six months ( twice three months) in the Big city for my cancer treatment. I thought we would both go crazy. Never been attacked by any animal here in the north but had to run for our lives several times because of the city raccoons that were patrolling the streets we had to walk down at night to get back to the Cancer Lodge.
     
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  10. Echoesechos

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    Klamath Falls huh. I’m north that city, 395 is a remote highway.
     
  11. melli

    melli Otiose Endomorph

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    Dawson, Yk? Must get some quiet roads up there.
    Long ago, I was on the Mackenzie Delta, off the ice road to Tuk. Was in a spot where I knew there was nobody north of me for thousands of miles. That was an odd thought. Not creepy or cool...more of a whoa! If I turned the truck off and started walking north, that would be that.
    Great pics AmericanStand!
     
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    I thought I was alone in upstate New York a few years back, it was so beautiful, windows down, music on, cruising..$210 speeding ticket showed me I wasn't quite as alone as I thought! o_O
     
  13. AmericanStand

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    Lol I was coming across on OR-140 when I got to 395 it was like finding civilization!
    Heck you could even see a house from the intersection.
    The last time coming out it was like finding old friends.
     
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    Off of Route 140 in between Denio and McDermit up in the mountains on Trout creek my grandpa herded sheep for nearly 40 years. He seldom saw people, he had three brothers that never married that herded sheep in Idaho near the Nevada border that rarely saw people either. Then there's me up here on the mountain at the end of a 3 mile dirt road off north 395 all by myself, I think it's where I'm supposed to be.
     
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  15. AmericanStand

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