Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Leaving the Light On For You

The above map graphically shows the distance from the closest McDonald's. Basin and Range is notable for the paucity of those restaurants, but apparently the record is South Dakota.
For maximum McSparseness, we look westward, towards the deepest, darkest holes in our map: the barren deserts of central Nevada, the arid hills of southeastern Oregon, the rugged wilderness of Idaho’s Salmon River Mountains, and the conspicuous well of blackness on the high plains of northwestern South Dakota. There, in a patch of rolling grassland, loosely hemmed in by Bismarck, Dickinson, Pierre, and the greater Rapid City-Spearfish-Sturgis metropolitan area, we find our answer.

Between the tiny Dakotan hamlets of Meadow and Glad Valley lies the McFarthest Spot: 107 miles distant from the nearest McDonald’s, as the crow flies, and 145 miles by car!
From Weather Sealed; now you know. If your life depends on McD's, there are some places in the lower 48 you want to avoid. Click the pic to view the Golden Arches Glow at maximum intensity.


Terrant said...

If you look at it closely, you can make out the interstate system.

Mule Breath said...

Oh... this is soooo depressing.

Silver Fox said...

I'm at one of those rare dots in the so-called deserts of Nevada, if it's actually on there - I can't really tell for sure. Too bad they don't show the state lines.