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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 Thayer Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Thayer Junction 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 Thayer Junction:
    • 41.686907, -108.911227
    • 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 Thayer Junction
  • 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 Sweetwater County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Sweetwater 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 Thayer Junction ...

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.

  • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Thayer Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
  • Dines [Sweetwater County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dines
    • Dines [Sweetwater County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Thayer Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hallville [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallville
    • Hallville [Sweetwater County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Thayer Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallville
  • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Sage
    • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Thayer Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Sage
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thayer Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<3>
    • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Wells
      • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Thayer Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Wells
    • Superior [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayer Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>

How Far From Thayer Junction 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 Thayer Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green River, which is the Seat of Sweetwater County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Thayer Junction to Green River, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 215 miles [346 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,867 miles [11,051.4 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 7,634 miles [12,285.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,599 miles [9,010.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About Sweetwater County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.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 '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- Thayer Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thayer Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6869, Longitude: -108.9112       In this case, the coordinates for Thayer Junction 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>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 Thayer Junction 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 329.684 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.935 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.963 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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