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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cache Junction.

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Cache Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cache Junction and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Cache Junction and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Cache Junction. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Cache Junction.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Cache County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Cache County sighting report from eBird.

Since Cache Junction is near Box Elder County and also Franklin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Box Elder County

Sighting report for Franklin 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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Cache Junction.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Cache Junction and extending to:

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Cache County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cache Junction to Logan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the South (S). 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 [Map]) is 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,936 miles [11,162.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,704 miles [12,398.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,691 miles [9,158.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cache Junction ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beaverdam   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Cache Junction   [Map]

Cache   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Cornish   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Deweyville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fielding   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Greenville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Peter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Plymouth   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Quigley Crossing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cache County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cache Junction) 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 Cache Junction. 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 Cache Junction

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cache Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8355, Longitude: -112.0027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cache Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Cache Junction to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.109 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.796 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.75 degrees.

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