1. The place is remote and the route is hard to describe

2. the problem cannot be solved.
I'll say you can't get there from here. Let's just leave it at that.
A phrase that is stereotypically attributed to people from Maine, usually by people in the lower New England states to feel superior to our Northern neighbors (like we don't talk funny enough). It has to be said with a northern Maine accent: "there" is pronounced "they-ahh" and "here" is pronounced "hee-yahhhh." The "you" is implied and does not need to be said.
Well you can't get there from here.
by jimbolaya August 15, 2010
A situation where streets have been subject to so much traffic calming modification (eg fences, traffic lights, one way streets) that it is impossible to get to the place you want, even though you can see it clearly.
Tourist: "I want to go to that shop but there's nowhere to cross the street."
Local: "You can't get there from here. You have to go back the way you came to the traffic lights, cross over to the other side of the street, walk back this way, go past here, then three blocks down there's a pedestrian crossing, cross back to this side, and head back down this way."
Tourist: "That's ridiculous!"
Local: "Yeah, but what can you do?"
by Matti! Matti! Matti! January 16, 2013