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Alyeska, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Alyeska.

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How Far From Alyeska to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Alyeska to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Alyeska and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Alyeska to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,334 miles [5,365.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,020 miles [9,688.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,718 miles [10,811.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alyeska ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Eagle River   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest of Alyeska   [Map]

Green Acres   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Homesite Park   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hope   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Indian   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Knik Heights   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mountain View   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rogers Park   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Silvertip   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunrise   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Wonder Park   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alyeska) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alyeska. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alyeska

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alyeska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.9608, Longitude: -149.1108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alyeska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Alyeska to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 3.698 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.383 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 345.964 degrees.

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