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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 Rocky Bar, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Bar 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 Rocky Bar:
    • 43.688822, -115.289091
    • 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 Rocky Bar
  • 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

Communities Also Named Rocky Bar ...

We have found one communities that share the name Rocky Bar.

Within Idaho, the name Rocky Bar is unique.

Beyond Idaho, there is another community also named Rocky Bar in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Rocky Bar is located in Rockingham County and lies 1,925 miles [3,098 km]<1> to the east of the Rocky Bar that is located in Elmore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Bar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Rocky Bar.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Bar ...

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.

  • Castle Rocks [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rocks
    • Castle Rocks [Elmore County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rocks
  • Featherville [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Featherville
    • Featherville [Elmore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Featherville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Featherville
  • Graham [Boise County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Boise County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Bar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Paradise Hot Springs [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hot Springs
    • Paradise Hot Springs [Elmore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Bar
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hot Springs
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Prairie [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie
      • Prairie [Elmore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Bar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie
    • Spanish Town [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Town
      • Spanish Town [Elmore County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Bar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Steamboat Rock [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steamboat Rock
      • Steamboat Rock [Elmore County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Bar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steamboat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steamboat Rock
    • Twin Springs [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Springs
      • Twin Springs [Boise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Bar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Springs

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<3> community of Rocky Bar once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Rocky Bar and extending to:

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    • Mountain Home, which is the Seat of Elmore County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Bar to Mountain Home, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 114 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,895 miles [11,096.4 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 7,664 miles [12,334 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,691 miles [9,158.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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The official website for Elmore County: www.elmorecounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Rocky Bar) 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 Rocky Bar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky BarOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Bar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6888, Longitude: -115.2891    
<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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rocky Bar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Rocky Bar 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 334.876 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.191 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.577 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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