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New Utah Highways Blog!
« on: March 29, 2020, 12:48:27 PM »

Since I've found myself with a little bit more extra time than usual, I've decided to start a blog about Utah highways. I plan on covering historic alignments, current routes, future construction, and really anything else road-related in the state that people might be interested in:

https://uthighways.blogspot.com/

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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 10:30:07 PM »

That's pretty cool to see something Utah centered pop up.  We have a bunch of southern Utah related highway articles on our blog.  You looking for any co-contributers or partnering with another blog site?
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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2020, 08:16:47 AM »

Would be nice if the Blogger based lightbox included the captions for the images. Makes it hard to follow the articles when you get the whole slideshow and no context.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2020, 10:34:58 AM »

Would be nice if the Blogger based lightbox included the captions for the images. Makes it hard to follow the articles when you get the whole slideshow and no context.

The maximum image size is fairly generous too at 250kb which would make that a cool feature to have.
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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2020, 01:40:19 AM »

That's pretty cool to see something Utah centered pop up.  We have a bunch of southern Utah related highway articles on our blog.  You looking for any co-contributers or partnering with another blog site?

I hadn't actually thought about that. Not in my plans as of now but if it ever comes up I'll definitely let you know.

Would be nice if the Blogger based lightbox included the captions for the images. Makes it hard to follow the articles when you get the whole slideshow and no context.

The maximum image size is fairly generous too at 250kb which would make that a cool feature to have.

I'd like to make the images bigger in the post itself to reduce the need to even use the lightbox, but the white background on the post doesn't change size - so the images run over into the darker background, which is annoying and also can make them harder to see. To be honest I don’t like the lightbox all that much because you can't zoom in without moving to the next image. A lot of the images I use are maps, and some of those have quite a bit of interesting detail that can only be seen at higher zoom levels.
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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2020, 09:06:31 AM »

Iíve found as of late that I have to use a close snip to get the image clarity on maps that I want.  The trouble is that I canít caption the maps which means I really have to be descriptive in the narrative of the article which I find kind of obtuse.  Doug uses the format differently than I do and it does a pretty good job at convey what you want as a caption in the scrolling narrative. 
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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 01:20:22 AM »

I’ve gone ahead and created a route log listing out every state route that’s ever existed in Utah:

https://uthighways.blogspot.com/p/route-log-1-150.html
https://uthighways.blogspot.com/p/route-log-151-901.html

Sure, you could get largely the same list on Wikipedia, but where’s the fun in that? Actually, this log is intended to be an index to help you find any posts I’ve made about a given route - and also to help me identify what I should post about next.

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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 01:17:40 AM »

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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 11:27:54 AM »

We've added a link to your blog over on the gn.org site.

Good Luck and Keep up the good work!

--Adam
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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2020, 01:17:50 AM »

I feel like I haven't been posting nearly as much lately, but here's what I've come up with over the past two months:

Tremonton and Garland
Northern Sevier Desert
The Lund Highway
State Route 45: A Long Spur to Nowhere
SR 48 and 209
Wasatch County Spurs
Highways West of St. George

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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2020, 02:38:01 PM »

It's been a couple months, but you can read up on Provo Canyon's highways here:

https://uthighways.blogspot.com/2020/11/provo-canyon.html

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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2020, 03:51:21 PM »

if we didn't have to worry about finding jobs we'd live in Utah
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Re: New Utah Highways Blog!
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2021, 11:41:13 AM »

At long last, I've finally finished a new post. I've also written a handful of other posts over the past 7 months that I never mentioned in this thread, so here you go:

- SR 132: The US Highway that Wasn't
- Eastern Sevier Valley
- SR 21: West Desert to Tushar Mountains
- State Route 65: Emigration and East Canyons
- Crossing the Southern Tushars
- SR 71 and 111

 


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