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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Desert Pines, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Desert Pines 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 Desert Pines:
    • 33.637540, -112.143764
    • 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 Desert Pines
  • 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 Desert Pines ...

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.

  • Cheyenne Village [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne Village
    • Cheyenne Village [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Desert Pines
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheyenne Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne Village
  • College Park [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Desert Pines
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Deer Valley [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Valley
    • Deer Valley [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Desert Pines
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Valley
  • Moon Valley Canyon [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon Valley Canyon
    • Moon Valley Canyon [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Desert Pines
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon Valley Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon Valley Canyon
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    • Overland Trail [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overland Trail
      • Overland Trail [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland Trail
    • Rose Garden Place [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Garden Place
      • Rose Garden Place [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Garden Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Garden Place
    • Saddlehorn Ranch [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddlehorn Ranch
      • Saddlehorn Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddlehorn Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlehorn Ranch
    • Shadow Canyon [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Canyon
      • Shadow Canyon [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Canyon
    • Shadow Hills [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Hills
      • Shadow Hills [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Hills
    • Steeplechase [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steeplechase
      • Steeplechase [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steeplechase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steeplechase
    • Sunset Vista [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Vista
      • Sunset Vista [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Desert Pines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Vista

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Desert Pines. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Muhammad Ali     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Louisville (Kentucky) on Saturday January 17, 1942 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Friday June 3, 2016 at the age of 74. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muhammad Ali<3>
    • Martine Bartlett     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday April 24, 1925 and died in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday June 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Tempe is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<3>
    • Mary Ritter Beard     (Historian, activist)
      • Historian, activist. She was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Saturday August 5, 1876 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Thursday August 14, 1958 at the age of 82. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Phoenix is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ritter Beard<3>
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday March 25, 1903 and died in Mesa (Arizona) on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at the age of 98. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Mesa is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Carle<3>
    • Frank Castillo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in El Paso (Texas) on Tueday April 1, 1969 and died in Carefree (Arizona) on Sunday July 28, 2013 at the age of 44. He is buried at Restlawn Memorial Park (El Paso County, Texas).
      • Carefree is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Castillo<3>
    • Arlester 'Dyke' Christian     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Buffalo (New York) on Sunday June 13, 1943 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Saturday March 13, 1971 at the age of 27. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Phoenix is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arlester 'Dyke' Christian<3>
    • Buster Crabbe     (Actor, Olympic athlete)
      • Actor, Olympic athlete. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Saturday April 23, 1983 at the age of 75. He is buried at Green Acres Memorial Park (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe<3>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Thursday June 29, 1978 at the age of 49. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<3>
    • Mike Darr     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Corona (California) on Sunday March 21, 1976 and died in Peoria (Arizona) on Friday February 15, 2002 at the age of 25. He is buried at Crestlawn Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Peoria is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Darr<3>
    • Prentice 'Sean' Delaney     (Songwriter, record producer)
      • Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at the age of 58. He is buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).
      • Tempe is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<3>
    • Adele Astaire Douglass     (Entertainer)
      • Entertainer. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 10, 1897 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Sunday January 25, 1981 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adele Astaire Douglass<3>
    • Hugh Malcolm Downs     (News anchor, author, game show host, music composer)
      • News anchor, author, game show host, music composer. He was born in Akron (Ohio) on Monday February 14, 1921 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at the age of 99.
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Malcolm Downs<3>
    • Dennis Farina     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday February 29, 1944 (which is Leap Day) and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Monday July 22, 2013 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Desert Pines.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Farina<3>

How Far From Desert Pines to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Desert Pines to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Desert Pines to Phoenix, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,203 miles [13,201.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,142 miles [9,884.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Desert Pines. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.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- Desert Pines) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Desert Pines. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6375, Longitude: -112.1438       In this case, the coordinates for Desert Pines 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Desert Pines 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 331.243 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.051 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.21 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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