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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Gilpatricks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gilpatricks and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Gilpatricks:
    • 60.601389, -149.537500
    • 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 Gilpatricks
  • 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 Gilpatricks ...

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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    • Crown Point

      • Crown Point lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilpatricks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilpatricks
    • Falls

      • Falls lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilpatricks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilpatricks
    • Lakeview

      • Lakeview lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Gilpatricks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilpatricks
    • Lawing

      • Lawing lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilpatricks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilpatricks
    • Moose Pass

      • Moose Pass lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilpatricks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Pass
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilpatricks
    • Silvertip

      • Silvertip lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilpatricks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvertip
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilpatricks
    • Snug Harbor

      • Snug Harbor lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilpatricks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Harbor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilpatricks
    • Sunrise

      • Sunrise lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Gilpatricks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilpatricks

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Gilpatricks to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 22 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,352 miles [5,394.5 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,044 miles [9,726.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<4>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,740 miles [10,847 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,278 miles [8,494.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilpatricks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.6014, Longitude: -149.5375       In this case, the coordinates for Gilpatricks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<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 Gilpatricks to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.06 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.79 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.308 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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