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Unorganized Territory of Lower Red Lake, Minnesota

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lower Red Lake.

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lower Red Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lower Red Lake and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lower Red Lake and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Lower Red Lake. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lower Red Lake.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Beltrami County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Beltrami County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lower Red Lake is near Clearwater County and also Itasca County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clearwater County

Sighting report for Itasca 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

The website, centered on Lower Red Lake.

How Far From Lower Red Lake 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 Lower Red Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lower Red Lake and extending to:

  • Bemidji [Map], which is the Seat of Beltrami County, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Lower Red Lake to Bemidji, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 223 miles [358.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 [Map]) is 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,123 miles [9,854 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,884 miles [11,078.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,816 miles [7,750.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lower Red Lake ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blackduck   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast of Lower Red Lake   [Map]

Clearbrook   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Inez   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Island Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Leonard   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little Rock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Otto   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Red Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Scribner   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Shooks   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Turtle River   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beltrami County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lower Red Lake) 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 Lower Red Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Unorganized Territory of Lower Red Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lower Red Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9191, Longitude: -94.9908     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lower Red Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Lower Red Lake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.517 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.937 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.813 degrees.

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