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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Basher, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Basher and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Basher:
    • 61.154167, -149.700000
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Basher
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Basher ...

We have found one communities that share the name Basher.

Within Alaska, the name Basher is unique.

Beyond Alaska, there is another community also named Basher in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Basher is located in Douglas County and lies 2,939 miles [4,729.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Basher.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Basher ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Anchorage
  • Green Acres
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Basher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Homesite Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homesite Park
    • Homesite Park lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Basher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homesite Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homesite Park
  • Knik Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik Heights
    • Knik Heights lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Basher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knik Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik Heights
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    • Mountain View
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Basher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Rogers Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Park
      • Rogers Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Basher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Park
    • Turnagain Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnagain Heights
      • Turnagain Heights lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Basher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnagain Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnagain Heights
    • Wonder Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonder Park
      • Wonder Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Basher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonder Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wonder Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Basher. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Explorer)
    • Sydney Mortimer Laurence     (Artist)

How Far From Basher 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 Basher to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Basher and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Basher to Juneau, with an average speed<5>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 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,352 miles [5,394.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,006 miles [9,665.7 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,702 miles [10,785.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Basher. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Basher) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Basher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.1542, Longitude: -149.7000       In this case, the coordinates for Basher have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Basher to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.20 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.931 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.399 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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