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The location of Chulitna









Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Chulitna 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 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 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 5,886 miles [9,472.6 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 6,584 miles [10,595.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chulitna ...

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.

Chase   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southwest of Chulitna   [Map]

Colorado   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Curry   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gold Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Petersville   -   46 miles [74 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Trapper Creek   -   44 miles [70.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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- Chulitna) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chulitna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.8869, Longitude: -149.5831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chulitna 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 Chulitna 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 4.109 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.793 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.201 degrees.

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