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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Kako Landing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kako Landing 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 Kako Landing:
    • 61.853889, -161.346389
    • 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 Kako Landing
  • 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 Kako Landing ...

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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Kakamut

      • Kakamut lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kako Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kakamut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kako Landing
    • Marshall

      • Marshall lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kako Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kako Landing
    • Pilot Station

      • Pilot Station lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kako Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kako Landing
    • Russian Mission

      • Russian Mission lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kako Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Mission
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kako Landing
    • Tuckers Crossing

      • Tuckers Crossing lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kako Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kako Landing
    • Willow Creek

      • Willow Creek lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kako Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kako Landing

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 951 miles [1,530.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Kako Landing to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 54 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 38 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,717 miles [5,981.9 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 146 days and walking would take 212 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,897 miles [9,490.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<4>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,256 miles [8,458.7 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kako Landing. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kako Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kako Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.8539, Longitude: -161.3464       In this case, the coordinates for Kako Landing 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 Kako Landing 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 14.086 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 19.726 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 355.251 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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