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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 Brendel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brendel and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Brendel:
    • 38.94689, -109.814847
    • 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 Brendel
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Grand County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Grand County
    • Since Brendel is near Emery County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Emery County
  • 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 Brendel ...

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.

  • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Brendel
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
  • Desert [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert
    • Desert [Emery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Brendel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert
  • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
    • Dewey [Grand County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Brendel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Dewey:
    • Kingsferry
  • Elba [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
    • Elba [Grand County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Brendel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Green River [Emery County]
    • Solitude [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solitude
      • Solitude [Grand County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Brendel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solitude have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solitude
    • Sphinx [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sphinx
      • Sphinx [Emery County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Brendel
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sphinx. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Grand County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Brendel
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Vista [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
      • Vista [Grand County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Brendel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moab, which is the Seat of Grand County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brendel to Moab, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,055 miles [11,353.9 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 7,821 miles [12,586.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,775 miles [9,294 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Grand County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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 from Point A (ie- Brendel) 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 Brendel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brendel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brendel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9469, Longitude: -109.8148    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Brendel 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 330.12 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.191 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.711 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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