Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Kasilof.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Kasilof, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kasilof 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 Kasilof:
- 60.338308, -151.275843
- 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 Kasilof
- 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 Kasilof ...
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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Anchor Point lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Kasilof
- Link to Google Map centered on Anchor Point
- Clam Gulch
Clam Gulch lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Kasilof
- Link to Google Map centered on Clam Gulch
- Drift River
Drift River lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kasilof
- Link to Google Map centered on Drift River
- Fox River
Fox River lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Kasilof
- Link to Google Map centered on Fox River
- Fritz Creek
Fritz Creek lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the south of Kasilof
- Link to Google Map centered on Fritz Creek
- Funny River
Funny River lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Kasilof
- Link to Google Map centered on Funny River
- Happy Valley
Happy Valley lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Kasilof
- Link to Google Map centered on Happy Valley
Homer lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the south of Kasilof
- Link to Google Map centered on Homer
How Far From Kasilof 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 Kasilof to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Kasilof and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 608 miles [978.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Kasilof 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 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 24 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,413 miles [5,492.7 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 134 days and walking would take 194 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,057 miles [9,747.8 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 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,309 miles [8,544 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
The Communities of Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kasilof. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kasilof) 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 Kasilof. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kasilof
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kasilof. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.3383, Longitude: -151.2758 [Map].
|<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 Kasilof 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 5.536 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 10.422 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.637 degrees.||