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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 Rutheron, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rutheron 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 Rutheron:
    • 36.718247, -106.611918
    • 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 Rutheron
  • 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 Rutheron ...

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.

  • Big Horn (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Horn
    • Big Horn lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Horn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Horn
  • Coyote (38 miles [61.2 km] to the south)
  • Dulce (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Edith (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edith
    • Edith lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron and is located in Archuleta County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edith
  • Navajo (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo
    • Navajo lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
  • Pounds (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pounds
    • Pounds was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Rutheron and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pounds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sublette (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublette
    • Sublette lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublette
  • Willow Creek (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek
    • Willow Creek lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rutheron and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tierra Amarilla, which is the Seat of Rio Arriba County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Rutheron to Santa Fe, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 92 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,096 miles [11,419.9 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 7,857 miles [12,644.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,780 miles [9,302 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rutheron) 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 Rutheron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RutheronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutheron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7182, Longitude: -106.6119    
<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>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 Rutheron 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 327.421 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.775 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.119 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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