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The location of Anaktuvuk Pass









Introduction ...

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

How Far From Anaktuvuk Pass to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 860 miles [1,384 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Anaktuvuk Pass to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 49 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 34 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,366 miles [5,417.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 192 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,520 miles [8,883.6 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 6,216 miles [10,003.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,786 miles [7,702.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anaktuvuk Pass) 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 Anaktuvuk Pass. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anaktuvuk Pass

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anaktuvuk Pass. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 68.1431, Longitude: -151.7335     [Map].

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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 Anaktuvuk Pass 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 6.013 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 10.751 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.479 degrees.

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