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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 Sand Draw, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sand Draw 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 Sand Draw:
    • 42.760518, -108.181482
    • 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 Sand Draw
  • 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 Fremont County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Fremont 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 Sand Draw ...

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.

  • French George Crossing [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French George Crossing
    • French George Crossing [Fremont County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Draw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French George Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French George Crossing
  • Miners Delight [Fremont County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miners Delight
    • Miners Delight [Fremont County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Draw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miners Delight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sweetwater Crossing [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater Crossing
    • Sweetwater Crossing [Fremont County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Sand Draw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater Crossing
  • Sweetwater Station [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater Station
    • Sweetwater Station [Fremont County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Sand Draw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater Station

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lander, which is the Seat of Fremont County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Sand Draw to Lander, with an average speed<3> 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 just over a day.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 206 miles [331.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 94 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,784 miles [10,917.8 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 7,552 miles [12,153.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,518 miles [8,880.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Fremont County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fremont County: www.fremontcounty.org/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Draw) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Draw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7605, Longitude: -108.1815       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Draw 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 Sand Draw 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 329.206 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.48 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.425 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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