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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 City of The Dalles, we use the following websites to find information relevant to City of The Dalles 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 City of The Dalles:
    • 45.601218, -121.182774
    • 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 City of The Dalles
  • 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 City of The Dalles ...

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.

  • Cherry Heights [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Heights
    • Cherry Heights [Wasco County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of City of The Dalles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Heights
  • Crates [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crates
    • Crates [Wasco County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of City of The Dalles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crates
  • English [Wasco County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English
    • English [Wasco County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of City of The Dalles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gooseneck [Klickitat County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooseneck
    • Gooseneck [Klickitat County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of City of The Dalles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gooseneck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooseneck
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    • Klickitat [Klickitat County]
    • Lyle [Klickitat County]
    • Moody [Wasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Wasco County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of City of The Dalles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
    • Rice [Wasco County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice [Wasco County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of City of The Dalles
    • Straight Point [Klickitat County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straight Point
      • Straight Point [Klickitat County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of City of The Dalles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straight Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straight Point

How Far From City of The Dalles 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 city such as City of The Dalles to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in City of The Dalles and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • The Dalles, which is the Seat of Wasco County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Salem, which is the State Capital of Oregon, lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from City of The Dalles to Salem, 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,273 miles [3,658 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 130 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,885 miles [11,080.3 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 7,649 miles [12,309.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,747 miles [9,248.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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

The official website for Wasco County: www.co.wasco.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- City of The Dalles) 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 City of The Dalles. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from City of The DallesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in City of The Dalles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6012, Longitude: -121.1828       In this case, the coordinates for City of The Dalles have been taken from the 2010 Census.
<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 City of The Dalles 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 339.816 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.093 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.15 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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