Road Reports Mar 9, 2019

The only way to get to Yellow Pine is via the South Fork route, advised to carry chains. Be aware of winter conditions there is a LOT of snow in the back country, travel at your own risk and remember there is no cell phone service. Roads are likely ice and snow covered, trees and/or rocks may be down in the road. Higher elevation roads are closed. Conditions change quickly this time of year. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We had high’s in the 40’s mid-week, 3/4″ new snow Saturday morning. Not a lot of melting except near dark objects like trees and buildings. There is still 2 feet of snow on the flat and big berms of snow along the roads. During the warm part of the day the streets get slushy then freeze up at night.
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Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Friday (Mar 9) pretty much bare pavement Cascade to Scott Valley, then broken snow floor on either side of Big Creek Summit and rough. Going over the summit the road is snow/ice covered with ruts.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
A warning from ITD about pot holes in the canyon between Smith’s Ferry and Banks. The recommended speed limit has been reduced, some of the pot holes have been patched.

South Fork Road: Friday (March 9) the county grader worked on the upper end Wed (Mar 6) “winging” back the tall snow and scraping at the ruts, by Friday the road was much improved. From about Poverty on down it is a mix of bare pavement and 4″ of ice, rough and slow going. Local plow went out to scrape the lower road on Friday (Mar 9). Deer and eagles sighted.
Note: The SF is the best it can be with what equipment we have available. It is posted on top of SF to put chains on when snow covered and as a reminder you travel the back country roads at your own risk. – CD
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: Friday (Mar 9) Report the road is pretty good, solid ice with a little snow, no rocks down.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Report Wednesday (March 6) the road is pretty good.
Note to drivers – when traveling to the dump, please use the river side of the road for wheeled vehicles so the hill side can be for snowmobilers. Turnouts will be plowed.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Midas Gold is keeping the road open.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Payette Avalanche Advisory
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Valley County Grooming Reports
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Snowmobile Trail Map – Warm Lake & Johnson Creek areas
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