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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 Lost Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lost Springs 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 Lost Springs:
    • 42.765226, -104.926368
    • 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 Lost Springs
  • 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

Communities Also Named Lost Springs ...

We found one communities that share the name Lost Springs.

Within Wyoming, the name Lost Springs is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, there is another community also named Lost Springs in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Marion County
      • This Lost Springs is located in Marion County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lost Springs that is located in Converse County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Lost Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lost Springs ...

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.

  • Deadmans Corner
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deadmans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadmans Corner
    • Deadmans Corner is located in Converse County
  • Hat Creek ‑ Historic
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hat Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hat Creek
    • Hat Creek is located in Niobrara County
  • Manville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Meadowdale
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
    • Meadowdale is located in Platte County

How Far From Lost Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Lost Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Douglas, which is the Seat of Converse County, lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Lost Springs to Douglas, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the south (S). 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 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 84 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,696 miles [10,776.2 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 7,462 miles [12,008.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,409 miles [8,704.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Converse County: www.conversecounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lost Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lost Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7652, Longitude: -104.9264    
<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 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 Lost Springs 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 326.725 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.591 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.558 degrees.









 

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