Americas most remote site the undiscovered side of Yellowstone
The south-eastern edge of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming takes a week of backpacking to hike in and out and is populated by wolves and grizzly bears
The most remote place in the contiguous 48 states, the farthest you can go to get away from it all the only place you can be more than 20 miles from a road is deep in the south-eastern corner of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
I discovered this after spending an afternoon at the University of Wyomings Geographic Information Systems Science Center, where geographer and GIS specialist Shawn Lanning explained that hed discovered it by using a spatial analyst extension to access the Euclidean distance tool, and a Lambert conformal conic projection, with a raster 100 meters x 100 meters cell parameter. I nodded like I knew what he was talking about. Minutes later, he printed out a topographic map with a red dot dead center. That was my destination. The question was: could I actually get there? And could I do it without having uncomfortably close encounters with the sometimes sour, hirsute locals: grizzlies.