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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 Almanor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Almanor 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 Almanor:
    • 40.174610, -121.073016
    • 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 Almanor
  • 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 Almanor ...

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 [Plumas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou [Plumas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Almanor
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
  • Clear Creek [Lassen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Creek
    • Clear Creek [Lassen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Almanor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek
  • Crescent Mills [Plumas County]
  • Foxwood [Plumas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxwood
    • Foxwood [Plumas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Almanor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxwood
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    • Grays Flat [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Flat
      • Grays Flat [Plumas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Almanor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Flat
    • Greenville [Plumas County]
    • Hot Springs [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Plumas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Almanor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
    • Indian Falls [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Falls
      • Indian Falls [Plumas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Almanor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Falls
    • Longville [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longville
      • Longville [Plumas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Almanor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longville
    • Moccasin [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moccasin
      • Moccasin [Plumas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Almanor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moccasin
    • Pine Town [Lassen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Town
      • Pine Town [Lassen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Almanor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Town
    • Prattville [Plumas County]
    • Round Valley [Plumas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Valley
      • Round Valley [Plumas County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Almanor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Twain [Plumas County]

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 Almanor. 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 ...
    • Frank Cady     (Actor)
      • Full name: Frank Randolph Cady
      • Actor. He was born in Susanville (CA) on September 8, 1915 (a Wednesday) and died in Wilsonville (OR) on June 8, 2012 (a Friday) at the age of 96. He is buried at Los Osos Valley Memorial Park (San Luis Obispo County, California).
      • Susanville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Almanor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Cady<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Quincy, which is the Seat of Plumas County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Almanor to Quincy, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,322 miles [3,736.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,001 miles [12,876.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,059 miles [9,751 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About Plumas County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Plumas County: www.countyofplumas.com/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Almanor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Almanor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlmanorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Almanor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1746, Longitude: -121.0730       In this case, the coordinates for Almanor 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Almanor to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 339.313 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.209 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.312 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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