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The location of Coldfoot









Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Coldfoot to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Coldfoot 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 45 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 31 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,329 miles [5,357.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 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 5,584 miles [8,986.6 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 6,284 miles [10,113.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,836 miles [7,782.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coldfoot ...

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.

In the vicinity of Coldfoot, Wiseman is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North.   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Coldfoot. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Coldfoot) 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 Coldfoot. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coldfoot

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coldfoot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.2534, Longitude: -150.1795     [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 Coldfoot 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 4.66 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.309 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.329 degrees.

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