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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 Mexican Water, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mexican Water 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 Mexican Water:
    • 36.966946, -109.637890
    • 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 Mexican Water
  • 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 Mexican Water ...

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.

  • Baby Rocks [Navajo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baby Rocks
    • Baby Rocks [Navajo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Mexican Water
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baby Rocks
  • Bluff [San Juan County]
  • Diamond Fields [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Fields
    • Diamond Fields [Apache County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mexican Water
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Fields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Fields
  • Little Water [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Water
    • Little Water [San Juan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mexican Water
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Water have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Water
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    • Mexican Hat [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexican Hat
      • Mexican Hat [San Juan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mexican Water
      • Former name for Mexican Hat:
      • Goodridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican Hat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexican Hat<2>
    • Red Lake Village [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lake Village
      • Red Lake Village [San Juan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Mexican Water
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lake Village
    • Red Mesa [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mesa
      • Red Mesa [Apache County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Mexican Water
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mesa
    • Rock Point [Apache County]
    • Sand Springs [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Springs
      • Sand Springs [Apache County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mexican Water
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Springs

How Far From Mexican Water to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Johns, which is the Seat of Apache County and lies 170 miles [273.6 km]<1> to the south. If you could drive a straight line from Mexican Water to Saint Johns, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 278 miles [447.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,771 miles [2,850.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,168 miles [11,535.8 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 7,933 miles [12,766.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,875 miles [9,454.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About Apache County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Apache County: www.co.apache.az.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mexican Water) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mexican Water. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9669, Longitude: -109.6379       In this case, the coordinates for Mexican Water have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Mexican Water 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 329.754 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.571 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.737 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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