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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 Mountainair, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mountainair 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 Mountainair:
    • 34.519314, -106.243145
    • 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 Mountainair
  • 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 Mountainair ...

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.

  • Antelope Springs [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Springs
    • Antelope Springs [Torrance County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountainair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Springs
  • Comanche Springs [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche Springs
    • Comanche Springs [Valencia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountainair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comanche Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche Springs
  • Glover Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover Place
    • Glover Place [Torrance County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Mountainair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover Place
  • King Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Place
    • King Place [Torrance County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Mountainair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Place
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Martin Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Place
      • Martin Place [Torrance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Place
    • Moorehead Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorehead Place
      • Moorehead Place [Torrance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorehead Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorehead Place
    • Progresso [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progresso
      • Progresso [Torrance County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progresso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progresso
    • Roundtop [Torrance County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundtop
      • Roundtop [Torrance County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundtop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thunderbird [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderbird
      • Thunderbird [Torrance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderbird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderbird

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Estancia, which is the Seat of Torrance County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mountainair to Estancia, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,970 miles [12,826.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,881 miles [9,464.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Torrance County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Torrance County: www.torrancecountynm.org/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

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- Mountainair) 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 Mountainair. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MountainairOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountainair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5193, Longitude: -106.2431    
<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 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.
<4>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 Mountainair to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.856 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.874 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.066 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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