A New Study Has Located the Middle of Nowhere . . . It’s in Idaho
At some point, we've all announced that we're in "the middle of nowhere." Well . . . believe it or not, someone just figured out the actual middle of nowhere. And it's in Idaho.
A blog called Vizual Statistix used the U.S. database of all major roads to figure out which parts of the U.S. are the furthest away from interstates, highways, U.S. routes, state routes, and other large roads . . . truly isolating them in the middle of nowhere.
And two of the four most isolated spots are in Idaho: The National Forests in central Idaho, and the intersection of southwest Idaho, southeast Oregon, and northern Nevada.
The other two most isolated places are the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and the lakes in northwest Maine. But if you count Canadian roads, northwest Maine becomes a lot less isolated.
The blog also figured out the "middle of nowhere" spots based on how close they are to airports. Most of them are in Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming . . . and, once again, that Idaho-Oregon-Nevada intersection.