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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 New Fork, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Fork 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 New Fork:
    • 42.702250, -109.714974
    • 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 New Fork
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Sublette County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Sublette County
  • 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 New Fork ...

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.

  • Big Piney [Sublette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Piney
    • Big Piney [Sublette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of New Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Piney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Piney<2>
  • Big Sandy [Sublette County]
  • Boulder [Sublette County]
  • Daniel [Sublette County]
  • Daniel Junction [Sublette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel Junction
    • Daniel Junction [Sublette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of New Fork
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel Junction
  • Elkhorn Junction [Sublette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn Junction
    • Elkhorn Junction [Sublette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of New Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn Junction

How Far From New Fork 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 New Fork to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of New Fork once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in New Fork and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Pinedale, which is the Seat of Sublette County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Fork to Pinedale, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 274 miles [441 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,717 miles [2,763.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,827 miles [10,987 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 7,595 miles [12,223 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,571 miles [8,965.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Sublette County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 drawn from Point A (ie- New Fork) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New ForkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7022, Longitude: -109.7150       In this case, the coordinates for New Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 New Fork 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 330.389 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.856 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.325 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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