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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 Ponderosa Pine, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ponderosa Pine 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 Ponderosa Pine:
    • 34.972950, -106.327191
    • 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 Ponderosa Pine
  • 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 Ponderosa Pine ...

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.

  • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
    • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ponderosa Pine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Crest<3>
  • Dunn Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn Place
    • Dunn Place [Torrance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ponderosa Pine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunn Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Place
  • Forest Park [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park [Bernalillo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Ponderosa Pine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
  • Frost [Bernalillo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frost
    • Frost [Bernalillo County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ponderosa Pine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frost have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glover Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover Place
      • Glover Place [Torrance County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ponderosa Pine
      • 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
    • Johns Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Place
      • Johns Place [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Ponderosa Pine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns Place
    • King Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Place
      • King Place [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Ponderosa Pine
      • 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
    • Lacy Place [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy Place
      • Lacy Place [Santa Fe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ponderosa Pine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy Place
    • Martinez [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinez
      • Martinez [Torrance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ponderosa Pine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez
    • Pine Springs [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Springs
      • Pine Springs [Torrance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ponderosa Pine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Springs
    • Ponderosa [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Bernalillo County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Ponderosa Pine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa

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 Ponderosa Pine. 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 ...
    • Randy Castillo     (Musician)
    • Alexander Chavez     (Professional boxer)
    • Anthony Grove 'Tony' Hillerman     (Author)
    • Al Hurricane     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Born: Alberto Nelson Sanchez
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Dixon (NM) on July 10, 1936 (a Friday) and died in Albuquerque (NM) on October 22, 2017 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Bernalillo County, New Mexico).
      • Albuquerque is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Ponderosa Pine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Hurricane<4>
    • Lewis Meltzer     (Screenwriter)
    • George Joseph 'Slim' Summerville     (Actor)
    • Al Unser, Sr.     (Professional race car driver)
      • Professional race car driver. He was born in Albuquerque (NM) on May 29, 1939 (a Monday) and died in Chama (NM) on December 9, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Bernalillo County, New Mexico).
      • Albuquerque is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Ponderosa Pine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Unser, Sr.<4>
    • Bobby Unser     (Professional race car driver)
      • Professional race car driver. He was born in Colorado Springs (CO) on February 20, 1934 (a Tueday) and died in Albuquerque (NM) on May 2, 2021 (a Sunday) at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Bernalillo County, New Mexico).
      • Albuquerque is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Ponderosa Pine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Unser<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Albuquerque, which is the Seat of Bernalillo County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ponderosa Pine to Albuquerque, with an average speed<5> 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 53 miles [85.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,631 miles [2,624.8 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,188 miles [11,568 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 7,947 miles [12,789.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,861 miles [9,432.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in New Mexico

About Bernalillo County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bernalillo County: www.bernco.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ponderosa Pine) 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 Ponderosa Pine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ponderosa PineOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponderosa Pine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9729, Longitude: -106.3272    
<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 Ponderosa Pine 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 326.982 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.071 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.084 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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