Let's say you wanted to step outside today and get a little fresh air. Walking only, do you think you could reach a spot without any signs of human development within thirty minutes?
No . I know of several spots along the Iowa river that are in the federal reserve where a person would be far enough away from human development not to be bothered, but i would need my car.
Err.. like, out of line of sight? I can easily go to an acre or two without development.. otherwise, give me 15 mins in a car lol
NO signs of human development? No. I live in a smallish city (155,000) that has plenty of trails, parks, natural areas, a river, lakes, ponds, marshy areas, etc., but even those areas have *some* indications of human development. And even when I'm walking in woods, I'm still getting some glimpses of buildings off in the distance.
I'd have to go a bit farther to get away from all traces of humans, at least up into the foothills.
I live close to a river and a metropark, so yes...just need enough trees around me to block out all the human stuff.
At home yes. Not where I am now
Today yes, I am at my mom and dad's for the weekend. They are on the edge of the desert, so 15 minutes and I could be quite isolated.
Probably about 20 minutes
I live in the midst of parks and forests. I could probably reach that point in 5 minutes.
I live near a park with lots of woods and lakes I could get to in that time maybe less.
Do empty, grassy lots count?
Only if the ocean floor counts.
If I could walk in a straight line for 5 minutes, let alone 30, I'll be standing in the ocean.
Why yes, yes I could.
Less than 10.
In New York City? Hahaha
Nope. I live in suburbia. If I blindfolded you and took you to my house, you wouldn't have any idea that I live in suburbia. But, all of the things that suburbia contains is a 2 minute car ride away.
From rural Massachusetts where I live? Absolutely. From Boston where I'm working this summer? No way, unfortunately.
I live right by the woods. I could probably reach a point where I wouldn't be able to see any houses around me within ten to twenty minutes.