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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Caribou Crossing 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 community such as Caribou Crossing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Caribou Crossing to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,331 miles [5,360.7 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 5,756 miles [9,263.4 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 6,455 miles [10,388.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,001 miles [8,048.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Caribou Crossing ...

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.

Eureka   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North of Caribou Crossing   [Map]

Flag Crossing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Four Mile Road   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Jennie M. Crossing   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Manley Hot Springs   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rock Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Scotchmans Crossing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Standard   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Woodchopper   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caribou Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7647, Longitude: -149.8717     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caribou Crossing 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 Caribou Crossing 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 4.369 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.039 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.289 degrees.

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