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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Funter, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Funter 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 Funter:
    • 58.256389, -134.895833
    • 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 Funter
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Funter ...

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.

  • Cube Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cube Cove
    • Cube Cove lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Funter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cube Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cube Cove
  • Excursion Inlet
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excursion Inlet
    • Excursion Inlet lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Funter
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excursion Inlet
  • Fairhaven
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
    • Fairhaven lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Funter
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven
  • Fish Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Creek
    • Fish Creek lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Funter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Creek
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Hawk Inlet
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Inlet
      • Hawk Inlet lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Funter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Inlet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawk Inlet
    • Juneau
    • Lemon Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemon Creek
      • Lemon Creek lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Funter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemon Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemon Creek
    • Lena Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena Beach
      • Lena Beach lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Funter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lena Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena Beach

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Funter and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Funter to Juneau, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,848 miles [4,583.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 days, a buggy would take 112 days and walking would take 162 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,185 miles [9,953.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,918 miles [11,133.4 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,262 miles [8,468.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Funter. 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 '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- Funter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Funter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.2564, Longitude: -134.8958       In this case, the coordinates for Funter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Funter to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 351.622 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.009 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.578 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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