Just wondering if you can actually claim back-country on an island anymore?
The island I live on, Hawaii Island (aka the Big Island) is the size of Connecticut. 85% of the island is inaccesable by car. 65% is only accessable on foot or by helicopter. The island contains the largest mountain in the world (Mauna Loa - an active volcano) which is also the tallest mountain in the world when measured from its base to its peak. The island is comprised of 5 volcanoes, one extinct, one dormant, two active, and one erupting (the one I live on - Kilauea)
There are 13 climatic zones in the world. Hawaii Island has 11 of those 13 climatic zones.
When I travel across the island from Hilo to Kona I take the Saddle Road which crosses the saddle between Mauna Kea (13,796ft.) and Mauna Loa (13,679ft.). I go from sea level to the high spot on the Saddle Rd. in 45 minutes. That high spot is at 7,369ft, which is higher than the Flatirons in Boulder.
I thought about living in Colorado, but decided it is too urban for me (and WAAAY to f-ing cold!).