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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 Lower Shell Creek Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lower Shell Creek Crossing and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
    • Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
    • The National Weather Service forecast for Lower Shell Creek Crossing
  • 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 Lower Shell Creek Crossing:
    • 41.041908, -108.433713
    • 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 Lower Shell Creek Crossing
  • 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
    • Since Lower Shell Creek Crossing is near Moffat County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Moffat 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 Lower Shell Creek Crossing ...

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.

  • Hiawatha [Moffat County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha
    • Hiawatha [Moffat County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Lower Shell Creek Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Maybell [Moffat County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybell
    • Maybell [Moffat County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lower Shell Creek Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maybell<3>
  • Petes Place [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petes Place
    • Petes Place [Sweetwater County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Lower Shell Creek Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petes Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petes Place
  • Powder Wash [Moffat County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powder Wash
    • Powder Wash [Moffat County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lower Shell Creek Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powder Wash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powder Wash
  • Sparks [Moffat County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
    • Sparks [Moffat County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lower Shell Creek Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparks

How Far From Lower Shell Creek Crossing 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 Shell Creek Crossing to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Lower Shell Creek Crossing and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Green River, which is the Seat of Sweetwater County and lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lower Shell Creek Crossing to Green River, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the east (E). 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 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 95 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,893 miles [11,093.2 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 7,659 miles [12,326 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,617 miles [9,039.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lower Shell Creek Crossing. 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 '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 Shell Creek Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lower Shell Creek Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0419, Longitude: -108.4337       In this case, the coordinates for Lower Shell Creek Crossing 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 Lower Shell Creek Crossing 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 329.26 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.377 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.754 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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