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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 Elkol, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elkol 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 Elkol:
    • 41.723837, -110.612394
    • 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 Elkol
  • 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 Elkol ...

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.

  • Antelope [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Uinta County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Elkol
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
  • Carter [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Uinta County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Elkol
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
  • Fossil [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fossil
    • Fossil [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Elkol
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fossil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fossil
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
    • Opal [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Elkol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<3>
    • Pixley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pixley
      • Pixley [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Elkol
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pixley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pixley
    • Rocky Crossing [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Crossing
      • Rocky Crossing [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Elkol
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Crossing
    • Sage [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage
      • Sage [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Elkol
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sage
    • Sage Creek [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek
      • Sage Creek [Rich County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Elkol
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sage Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek Junction
      • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Elkol
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kemmerer, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 302 miles [486 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Elkol to Cheyenne, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,767 miles [2,843.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 101 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,676 miles [12,353.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,653 miles [9,097.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.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- Elkol) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7238, Longitude: -110.6124       In this case, the coordinates for Elkol have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Elkol to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.009 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.493 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.944 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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