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Title: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: xonhulu on July 11, 2011, 11:19:52 PM
I finally had time to drive the length of OR 380 after discovering a new reassurance marker at its western end, and was pleased to see the route signed in multiple locations.  Here's the new signage, from west to east:

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380Prineville3.jpg?t=1310439658)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver1.jpg?t=1310440401)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver2.jpg?t=1310440307)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver3.jpg?t=1310440259)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver4.jpg?t=1310440207)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver5.jpg?t=1310440146)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver6.jpg?t=1310440095)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver7.jpg?t=1310440049)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver8.jpg?t=1310440003)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver9.jpg?t=1310439950)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver10.jpg?t=1310439776)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380Paulina3.jpg?t=1310439730)

Always great to see a new route properly signed, although there is still no indication of OR 380 at its junction with US 26.

Plus, as a bonus, I spotted this really goofy-looking US 97 near Smith Rock:

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Sign%20Goofs/US97SmithRockGoofySign1.jpg?t=1310440674)

Probably from the Deschutes County sign shop as it is posted on a county road some distance from US 97.

Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: agentsteel53 on July 11, 2011, 11:24:20 PM
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(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380CrookedRiver9.jpg?t=1310439950)

I definitely recognize that house, and that shield certainly wasn't there.  In fact I don't think the guide sign gantry was there in general!

I believe I have a photo of that house with no post at all in front of it.

I missed these new signs by a matter of days.  
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: NE2 on July 11, 2011, 11:25:12 PM
Holy crap. That US 97 really needs a facelift.
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: CL on July 11, 2011, 11:32:36 PM
(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Sign%20Goofs/US97SmithRockGoofySign1.jpg?t=1310440674)

It has jowls!
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: xonhulu on July 11, 2011, 11:48:19 PM
Here's a couple other photos of note: I believe this mileage sign at the very eastern end of 380 was also new, I certainly don't remember it:

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380Paulina2.jpg?t=1310441979)

State maintenance ends at that bridge visible in the background, just east of Paulina.  There's no "END" sign; in fact, the only indication of the beginning of OR 380 is this sign just east of that bridge heading west:

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR380Paulina1.jpg?t=1310442249)

In the background, you can just about see where OR 380 climbs the small hill; that's about where the first westbound 380 shield was posted (the last of the photos above).

I probably would have also shot a photo of that old house even without the shield in front, it was pretty cool looking,
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: agentsteel53 on July 12, 2011, 12:01:52 AM
I wonder if the route to John Day is now clearly labeled.  I did not see any signs with Izee or John Day on them.  And of course I got badly, badly lost.
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: rickmastfan67 on July 12, 2011, 12:05:13 AM
I wonder if the route to John Day is now clearly labeled.  I did not see any signs with Izee or John Day on them.  And of course I got badly, badly lost.

Jake, got lost? Never! :-P :-D
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: agentsteel53 on July 12, 2011, 12:06:55 AM

Jake, got lost? Never! :-P :-D

it does not help that my GPS labeled a critical connector as paved when it was, in reality, dirt - and, given the weather conditions, mud.  note to self: get a more accurate map.
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: drummer_evans_aki on August 13, 2011, 12:22:41 AM
I should drive that route just for fun. But why do they end the highway in the middle of nowhere when they can extend the road to US-395? The mileage sign does list John Day as the control point.

Unless there's a stretch of dirt road that I don't know of. Never driven it.
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: xonhulu on August 13, 2011, 12:34:48 AM
I should drive that route just for fun. But why do they end the highway in the middle of nowhere when they can extend the road to US-395? The mileage sign does list John Day as the control point.

Unless there's a stretch of dirt road that I don't know of. Never driven it.

Paved all the way to 395.  Just don't make a wrong turn.  It is a fun drive, too.
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: agentsteel53 on August 13, 2011, 05:55:37 PM

Paved all the way to 395.  Just don't make a wrong turn.  It is a fun drive, too.

hopefully they made the navigation a bit easier since I tried it in late May.  I made the wrong turn.  I found myself on a dirt road in a pouring rain, and did the 83 miles back to Prine as opposed to risking running out of gas or sliding into a ditch many miles from civilization.

it was a fun drive - someday I'd really like to complete it successfully from Prine to John Day!
Title: Re: OR 380 now nearly completely signed
Post by: Quillz on August 14, 2011, 01:48:21 AM
Man, that 97 shield is horrible. And it somehow managed to combined a Series E(M) "9" with a Series D "7." Maybe one of the worst shields I've ever seen.