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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Buffalo Soapstone:
    • 61.71777, -149.09835
    • 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 Buffalo Soapstone
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buffalo Soapstone ...

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.

  • Cottonwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Buffalo Soapstone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Farm Loop
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farm Loop
    • Farm Loop lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Buffalo Soapstone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farm Loop
  • Fishhook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishhook
    • Fishhook lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Buffalo Soapstone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishhook
  • Jonesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
    • Jonesville lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Buffalo Soapstone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Knik River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik River
      • Knik River lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Buffalo Soapstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik River
    • Lazy Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazy Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lazy Mountain
      • Lazy Mountain lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Buffalo Soapstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lazy Mountain
    • Lucky Shot Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky Shot Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Shot Landing
      • Lucky Shot Landing lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Buffalo Soapstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky Shot Landing
    • Meadow Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Buffalo Soapstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Buffalo Soapstone to Juneau, with an average speed<3>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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,328 miles [5,355.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 189 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,968 miles [9,604.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,666 miles [10,727.9 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo Soapstone) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo Soapstone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo Soapstone
<3>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.
<4>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 Buffalo Soapstone to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 3.69 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.358 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 345.908 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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