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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in McKinley Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McKinley Crossing 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 McKinley Crossing:
    • 64.880833, -149.645278
    • 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 McKinley Crossing
  • 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 McKinley Crossing ...

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.

  • Caribou Crossing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou Crossing
    • Caribou Crossing lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of McKinley Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou Crossing
  • Eureka
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of McKinley Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
  • Flag Crossing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flag Crossing
    • Flag Crossing lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of McKinley Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flag Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flag Crossing
  • Four Mile Road
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Jennie M. Crossing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennie M. Crossing
      • Jennie M. Crossing lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of McKinley Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennie M. Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennie M. Crossing
    • Manley Hot Springs
    • Rock Crossing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Crossing
      • Rock Crossing lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of McKinley Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Crossing
    • Scotchmans Crossing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotchmans Crossing
      • Scotchmans Crossing lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of McKinley Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotchmans Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotchmans Crossing

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from McKinley Crossing to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,324 miles [5,349.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 189 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,749 miles [9,252.1 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,448 miles [10,377.1 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,992 miles [8,033.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McKinley Crossing. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McKinley Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McKinley Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8808, Longitude: -149.6453       In this case, the coordinates for McKinley Crossing 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 McKinley Crossing 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 4.177 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.827 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.105 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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