Road Reports April 7, 2019

It is still 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 and take photos of rocks and slides so they can be passed along to the plow operator.

Yellow Pine: Warm weather and over half inch of 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 4″ old snow/ice on the ground today (Sunday).
Click for Local Forecast. 100% chance of rain in the next 48 hours.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Looks like Big Creek summit received a few inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. 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. The Tea Pot weather station recorded half inch of rain in the last 24 hours (4/7) watch for falling rocks and trees.
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. 4/7 We have had over half an inch of rain the last few days, watch for fresh rocks.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No recent reports. Last report Saturday (March 16) a few bare spots, starting to break up, road is pretty good.
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. Deadwood Lodge is reporting a couple inches of new snow, and the summit received 6-8″ new snow.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Payette Avalanche Advisory
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