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 still 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 received an inch of new snow Tuesday evening, local streets are snow packed, a few places have been breaking up. Mail truck made good time coming in today.
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Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)
Warm Lake Highway: Report Friday (Mar 9) pretty much bare pavement from 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 some ruts. Wednesday (March 13) the mail truck driver said Warm Lake Highway was “fine”.
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 road is falling apart! Advised to use Hwy 95.
South Fork Road: 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. Lower end scraped on Friday (Mar 9). Wednesday (Mar 13) mail truck driver warned about ruts.
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: Wednesday (Mar 13) Report the road is pretty good, solid ice with a little snow, no rocks down.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last report on 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
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
Valley County Grooming Reports
Snowmobile Trail Map – Warm Lake & Johnson Creek areas