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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 White Salmon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to White Salmon 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 White Salmon:
    • 45.729794, -121.484032
    • 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 White Salmon
  • 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 White Salmon ...

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.

  • B Z Corner (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for B Z Corner
    • B Z Corner lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of White Salmon and is located in Klickitat County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on B Z Corner
  • Cook (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook
    • Cook lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of White Salmon and is located in Skamania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook
  • Hood (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood
    • Hood lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of White Salmon and is located in Skamania County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood
  • Hood River (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood River
    • Hood River lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of White Salmon and is located in Hood River County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,793 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hood River<3>
  • Laws Corner (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws Corner
    • Laws Corner lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of White Salmon and is located in Klickitat County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laws Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws Corner
  • Lyle (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Mountain Brook (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
    • Mountain Brook lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of White Salmon and is located in Klickitat County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
  • Oak Grove (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of White Salmon and is located in Hood River County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
  • Straight Point (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straight Point
    • Straight Point lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of White Salmon and is located in Klickitat County
    • 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
  • Windmaster Corner (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windmaster Corner
    • Windmaster Corner lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of White Salmon and is located in Hood River County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windmaster Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windmaster Corner

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Goldendale, which is the Seat of Klickitat County and lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from White Salmon to Goldendale, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,287 miles [3,680.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 130 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,882 miles [11,075.5 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 7,646 miles [12,305 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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Mentions & References for White Salmon

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Klickitat County

About Washington

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

The official website for Klickitat County: www.klickitatcounty.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White Salmon) 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 White Salmon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from White SalmonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Salmon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7298, Longitude: -121.4840    
<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 White Salmon 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 340.073 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.40 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.336 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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