Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Dyea.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Dyea, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dyea 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 Dyea:
- 59.504756, -135.360754
- 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 Dyea
- 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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Dyea ...
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.
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Covenant Life lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Dyea
- Link to Google Map centered on Covenant Life
Engineer lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Dyea
- Link to Google Map centered on Engineer
- Log Cabin
Log Cabin lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dyea
- Link to Google Map centered on Log Cabin
Meadows lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dyea
- Link to Google Map centered on Meadows
- Mosquito Lake
Mosquito Lake lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Dyea
- Link to Google Map centered on Mosquito Lake
- Mud Bay
Mud Bay lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Dyea
- Link to Google Map centered on Mud Bay
- Pleasant Camp
Pleasant Camp lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Dyea
- Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Camp
Teepee lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dyea
- Link to Google Map centered on Teepee
How Far From Dyea 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 Dyea to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<2> community of Dyea once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Dyea and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Dyea to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take most of three days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,868 miles [4,615.6 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 112 days and walking would take 163 days.
The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,102 miles [9,820.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||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- Dyea) 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 Dyea. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dyea
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dyea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.5048, Longitude: -135.3608 [Map].
|<2>||We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dyea, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
|<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 Dyea 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 352.013 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.465 degrees.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.789 degrees.||