Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mendeltna.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Mendeltna, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mendeltna 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 Mendeltna:
- 62.066111, -146.450000
- 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 Mendeltna
- 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 Mendeltna ...
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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Copper Center lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Mendeltna
- Link to Google Map centered on Copper Center
Copperville lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Mendeltna
- Link to Google Map centered on Copperville
- Eureka Roadhouse
Eureka Roadhouse lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Mendeltna
- Link to Google Map centered on Eureka Roadhouse
- Glacier View
Glacier View lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Mendeltna
- Link to Google Map centered on Glacier View
- Lake Louise
Lake Louise lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Mendeltna
- Link to Google Map centered on Lake Louise
- Silver Springs
Silver Springs lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Mendeltna
- Link to Google Map centered on Silver Springs
How Far From Mendeltna 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 Mendeltna to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Mendeltna and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Mendeltna to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 28 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 19 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,240 miles [5,214.3 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 127 days and walking would take 184 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,948 miles [9,572.4 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 6,653 miles [10,707 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mendeltna. 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 '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- Mendeltna) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mendeltna. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mendeltna
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mendeltna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.0661, Longitude: -146.4500 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Mendeltna 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 Mendeltna 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 1.436 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 5.877 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 343.87 degrees.||