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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 Pinnacle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pinnacle 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 Pinnacle:
    • 48.356075, -113.653162
    • 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 Pinnacle
  • 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 Pinnacle ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Pinnacle.

Within Montana, the name Pinnacle is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Pinnacle [Cullman County].
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • This Pinnacle is located in Pulaski County and lies 1,428 miles [2,298.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Pinnacle that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Pinnacle.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Pinnacle [San Bernardino County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lee County
      • This Pinnacle is located in Lee County and lies 1,665 miles [2,679.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pinnacle that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Pinnacle.
    • New York
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Pinnacle [Fulton County].
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Pinnacle [Buncombe County].
      • Stokes County
      • This Pinnacle is located in Stokes County and lies 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pinnacle that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stokes County community of Pinnacle.
    • Tennessee
      • Cheatham County
      • This Pinnacle is located in Cheatham County and lies 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pinnacle that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheatham County community of Pinnacle.
      • Sevier County
      • This Pinnacle is located in Sevier County and lies 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the east southeast of the Pinnacle that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Pinnacle.
    • Texas
      • Upshur County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Pinnacle [Upshur County].
    • Virginia
      • Patrick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Pinnacle [Patrick County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wyoming County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Pinnacle [Wyoming County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pinnacle ...

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.

  • Bison [Glacier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bison
    • Bison [Glacier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Pinnacle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bison
  • Blacktail [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacktail
    • Blacktail [Flathead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Pinnacle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacktail have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacktail
  • Crystal Ford [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Ford
    • Crystal Ford [Flathead County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Pinnacle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Ford
  • False Summit [Glacier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for False Summit
    • False Summit [Glacier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Pinnacle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for False Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on False Summit
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hungry Horse [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hungry Horse
      • Hungry Horse [Flathead County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Pinnacle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hungry Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungry Horse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hungry Horse<4>
    • Martin City [Flathead County]
    • Nimrod [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimrod
      • Nimrod [Flathead County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Pinnacle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nimrod have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nimrod
    • Singleshot [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Singleshot
      • Singleshot [Flathead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Pinnacle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Singleshot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singleshot
    • Snowslip [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowslip
      • Snowslip [Flathead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Pinnacle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowslip have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowslip

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kalispell, which is the Seat of Flathead County and lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pinnacle to Kalispell, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 110 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,571 miles [10,575 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 7,339 miles [11,811 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,387 miles [8,669.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Flathead County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Flathead County: www.co.flathead.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Pinnacle could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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- Pinnacle) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinnacle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3561, Longitude: -113.6532       In this case, the coordinates for Pinnacle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Pinnacle 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 333.83 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.338 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.068 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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