All roads to Yellow Pine are open. Meadow Creek Road is Closed due to the Kiwah Fire.
Yellow Pine: Local streets are beat up and DUSTY. Please drive slow, kids, deer and dogs have the right-of-way (and it helps keep the dust down.) Watch for gravel trucks traveling from the pit out Johnson Creek road, they do not dilly dally.
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Yellow Pine Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
Idaho Smoke Info:
Quartz Creek: (July 2, 2018) “Quartz Creek has a big wash out just before a switch back towards the top. Right now only motorcycles can get by but with work some atvs can make it. A shovel and a saw may be needed to widen the trail.” – DB
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Golden Gate Road: Closed. Road to Golden Gate is only passable on foot due to large deep wash-out about 2/3rds of the way up. (2017)
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Warm Lake Highway: Report (Aug 15) Warm Lake Highway is good.
EFSF Road: Report (Aug 15) EFSF road in good shape, but dust abatement wearing thin.
Johnson Creek Road: Report (Aug 15) mail truck driver (Dean) says the county has graveled from Yellow Pine to Wapiti Meadow Ranch, excellent shape. But the road from Wapiti to Landmark is very washboardy, drive slow. He said the crew told him they will do one more “section” south of Wapiti.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam: (working now)
Lick Creek: Old report (Aug 7) “I went out Lick Creek this morning. Was pretty nice. A bit bumpy starting the ascent to the cliffs and remained a bit bumpy to the summit. Was nice all the way down. A nice McCall police officer reminded me the speed limit right after Lick Creek is 25 mph (from 35 mph) and they will be enforcing it.” – AP
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet
Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Old report that the road is very good. Watch for Fire Traffic headed to Thunder Mountain.
Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Report (Aug 11) The Meadow Creek Road above Stibnite has an emergency closure as the Kiwah Fire has bumped the road above Indian Creek. No other closures are in effect at this time. The road is open to Thunder Mountain, but members of the public are asked to limit traffic on the road as firefighters are working along the road and in Thunder Mountain. A future closure of the Thunder Mountain area may be necessary…
Old report (July 19) Stibnite to Roosevelt Lake: Road was in great shape (but has not been graded.)
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.
Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open to the adventurous.
Last report (July 13) folks made it over in a small pick up truck, road is rough and getting brushed in.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.
Deadwood Summit: Old report from Deadwood Outfitters (June 5) “Deadwood Summit is open and in good shape.” Report (July 3) via Stanley and Bear Valley, watch for pot holes and ruts.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.