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Muddy Gap, Wyoming

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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 Muddy Gap, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Muddy Gap 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 Muddy Gap:
    • 42.351624, -107.457289
    • 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 Muddy Gap
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Muddy Gap ...

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.

  • Ferris [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
    • Ferris [Carbon County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Muddy Gap
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Marvin Place [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin Place
    • Marvin Place [Carbon County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Muddy Gap
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Three Forks [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
    • Three Forks [Carbon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Muddy Gap
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks

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

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

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    • Rawlins, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Muddy Gap to Rawlins, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 91 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,789 miles [10,925.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,556 miles [12,160.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,515 miles [8,875.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Muddy Gap) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Muddy Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3516, Longitude: -107.4573       In this case, the coordinates for Muddy Gap 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 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.
<4>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 Muddy Gap to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 328.619 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.754 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.055 degrees.






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