Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Kalwatta.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Kalwatta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kalwatta 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 Kalwatta:
- 59.370833, -135.833333
- 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 Kalwatta
- 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 Kalwatta ...
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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kalwatta
- Link to Google Map centered on Covenant Life
Meadows lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Kalwatta
- Link to Google Map centered on Meadows
- Mosquito Lake
Mosquito Lake lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Kalwatta
- Link to Google Map centered on Mosquito Lake
- Mud Bay
Mud Bay lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Kalwatta
- Link to Google Map centered on Mud Bay
- Pleasant Camp
Pleasant Camp lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Kalwatta
- Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Camp
- Rainy Hollow
Rainy Hollow lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Kalwatta
- Link to Google Map centered on Rainy Hollow
How Far From Kalwatta 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 Kalwatta to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Kalwatta and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Kalwatta to Juneau, with an average speed<2>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 2,884 miles [4,641.3 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 113 days and walking would take 164 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,114 miles [9,839.5 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 6,844 miles [11,014.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kalwatta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kalwatta) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kalwatta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.3708, Longitude: -135.8333 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Kalwatta 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 Kalwatta 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 352.414 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.908 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 336.152 degrees.||