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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 Olequa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Olequa 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 Olequa:
    • 46.373998, -122.939840
    • 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 Olequa
  • 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 Olequa ...

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.

  • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Olequa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,304 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Rock<2>
  • Coal Creek [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Creek
    • Coal Creek [Cowlitz County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Olequa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
  • Ethel [Lewis County]
  • Evergreen Terrace [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Terrace
    • Evergreen Terrace [Cowlitz County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Olequa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Terrace
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    • Headquarters [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headquarters
      • Headquarters [Cowlitz County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olequa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Headquarters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headquarters
    • Longview Heights [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview Heights
      • Longview Heights [Cowlitz County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Olequa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview Heights
    • Marys Corner [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marys Corner
      • Marys Corner [Lewis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Olequa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marys Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marys Corner
    • Pleasant Hill [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Cowlitz County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Olequa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rocky Point [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Cowlitz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Olequa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Sandy Bend [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Bend
      • Sandy Bend [Cowlitz County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Olequa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Bend
    • Silver Lake [Cowlitz County]
    • Wildwood [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lewis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Olequa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kelso, which is the Seat of Cowlitz County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Olequa to Kelso, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,353 miles [3,786.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,863 miles [11,044.9 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 7,625 miles [12,271.2 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>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cowlitz County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cowlitz County: www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Olequa) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olequa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3740, Longitude: -122.9398       In this case, the coordinates for Olequa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Olequa 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 341.317 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.883 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.242 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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