Note: This time of year road conditions can change quickly. Be prepared for snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports!
Yellow Pine: Early Friday morning 1″ snow fell in Yellow Pine and starting to melt. Local roads are mostly bare and wet. Forecast snow Friday, sunny Saturday and Sunday.
Johnson Creek Road: No current report. Probably some snow up high. Last reports the road is rough with pot holes.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′:
South Fork / EFSF Road: Last report roads are in good shape. EFSF road is holding up well.
Lick Creek: Report from last weekend: A little snow up high. (Probably more snow now?) Rough road near the summit on both sides. EFSF road from Zena Creek to YP is in good shape.
Note: Lick Creek Summit has an elevation of 6,877 feet
Profile Creek Road: report from Sunday (Oct 8) “Profile still has snow on it. It was 4 wheel drive and no chains this time. The snow is probably 10-12 inches on top and probably 3 miles down each side.” BMc (Probably has more snow now?)
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: No current report and no idea if the road is open or closed. Snow up high.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.
Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: This is the road beyond Warren down to the South Fork of the Salmon River near Trails End Subdivision. [Then up to Elk Summit and over to Big Creek/Edwardsburg.]
Report that the road was closed Monday Oct 2 for repairs, and will probably be closed for most of October.
Note: Elk Summit is at an elevation of nearly 9000 feet.
Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Note: The Approx Elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet (2,098 m)
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′:
Golden Gate Road: The road is only passable on foot due to large deep wash-out about 2/3rds of the way up.
Sugar Creek Road: Closed to public access.
(photo credit S Amos)