Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Fort Glenn.
This page contains four sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Fort Glenn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Glenn 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 Fort Glenn:
- 53.378055, -167.891622
- 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 Fort Glenn
- 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:
How Far From Fort Glenn 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 Fort Glenn 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<1> community of Fort Glenn once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Fort Glenn and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,326 miles [2,134 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Glenn to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 76 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 52 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 4,156 miles [6,688.4 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 9 days, a buggy would take 163 days and walking would take 237 days.
The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,387 miles [10,278.9 km]<2> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,004 miles [11,271.8 km]<2> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,849 miles [9,413.1 km]<2> and it lies to the north (N).<7>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Search for a Community located in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||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 Fort Glenn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
|<2>||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- Fort Glenn) 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 Fort Glenn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Glenn
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Glenn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3781, Longitude: -167.8916
|<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 Fort Glenn 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 19.525 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 26.217 degrees.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 0.258 degrees.||