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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 Okanogan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Okanogan 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 Okanogan:
    • 48.362738, -119.582151
    • 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 Okanogan
  • 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 Okanogan County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Okanogan County
    • Since Okanogan is near Douglas County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Douglas 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 Okanogan ...

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.

  • Cherokee [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Okanogan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Okanogan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
  • Janis [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janis
    • Janis [Okanogan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Okanogan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janis
  • Keystone [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Okanogan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Okanogan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
  • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loop Loop
    • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Okanogan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loop Loop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Paradise Hill [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hill
      • Paradise Hill [Okanogan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Okanogan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hill
    • Rocky Butte [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Butte
      • Rocky Butte [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Okanogan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Butte
    • Ruby [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Okanogan County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Okanogan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Virginia City [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Okanogan County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Okanogan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 179 miles [288.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Okanogan to Olympia, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,193 miles [3,529.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 125 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,546 miles [8,925.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

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About Okanogan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Okanogan County: www.okanogancounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Okanogan) 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 Okanogan. 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 OkanoganOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okanogan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3627, Longitude: -119.5822    
<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 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.
<4>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 Okanogan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 338.639 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.885 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.891 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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