Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mendenhall Valley.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Mendenhall Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mendenhall Valley 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 Mendenhall Valley:
- 58.391667, -134.566667
- 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 Mendenhall Valley
- 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 Mendenhall Valley ...
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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Cube Cove lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Mendenhall Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Cube Cove
- Excursion Inlet
Excursion Inlet lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Mendenhall Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Excursion Inlet
Fairhaven lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mendenhall Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Fairhaven
- Fish Creek
Fish Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Mendenhall Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Fish Creek
- Hawk Inlet
Hawk Inlet lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Mendenhall Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Hawk Inlet
Juneau lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mendenhall Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Juneau
- Lemon Creek
Lemon Creek lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mendenhall Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Lemon Creek
- Lena Beach
Lena Beach lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mendenhall Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Lena Beach
How Far From Mendenhall Valley 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 Mendenhall Valley to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Mendenhall Valley and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies just to the southeast (SE).
The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,836 miles [4,564.1 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Mendenhall Valley to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take 6 days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 162 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 111 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,174 miles [9,936.1 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 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community located in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mendenhall Valley. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mendenhall Valley) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mendenhall Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3917, Longitude: -134.5667 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Mendenhall Valley 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 Mendenhall Valley 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 351.343 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 354.70 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.323 degrees.||