Road Reports April 3, 2019

It is trying to be Spring in the back country, but there is still a lot of snow in the high country. The only way to get to Yellow Pine is via the South Fork route. It is still travel at your own risk and remember there is no cell phone service. Some roads still have ice and snow. 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: Warm weather and a little rain in the last few days has melted quite a bit of snow. Several local streets are down to bare ground, with slushy patches in the shade. An average of 8″ old snow on the ground Wednesday morning.
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Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Old report Wed (Mar 27) Warm Lake Hwy is pretty much bare in the lower parts, the hills have ice in the shady spots.
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: Report Wed (Apr 3) mail truck driver (Dean) said most of the road is down to pavement now, a few icy patches near the top in the shady places.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: Report Wed (Apr 3) mail truck driver said this end of the EFSF is snow/slush covered. Did not report any rocks. Made good time, only had to put it in 4×4 when he got close to Yellow Pine.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No recent reports. Last report Saturday (March 16) a few bare spots, starting to break up, road is pretty good. Probably more open ground by now.
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. Spring break up is coming, so the road may be gated to full sized rigs.
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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