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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 Yacolt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Yacolt 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 Yacolt:
    • 45.866745, -122.407704
    • 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 Yacolt
  • 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 Yacolt ...

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.

  • Alpine
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine is located in Clark County
  • Amboy
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Battle Ground
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Cedarville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville is located in Clark County
  • Charter Oak
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charter Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charter Oak
    • Charter Oak is located in Clark County
  • Dole
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dole have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dole
    • Dole is located in Clark County
  • Hall
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall
    • Hall is located in Clark County
  • Lewisville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
    • Lewisville is located in Clark County
  • Woodland Park
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
    • Woodland Park is located in Cowlitz County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in Yacolt and extending to:

  • Vancouver, which is the Seat of Clark County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Yacolt to Vancouver, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW). 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) is 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 133 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,888 miles [11,085.2 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 7,650 miles [12,311.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,763 miles [9,274.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yacolt) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yacolt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8667, Longitude: -122.4077    
<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 Yacolt 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 340.846 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.31 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.926 degrees.









 

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