Road Reports Apr 28, 2019

Watch for downed trees, it has been windy. The only way to get to Yellow Pine right now is via the South Fork route. It is still travel at your own risk and remember there is no cell phone service. Trees and/or rocks may be down in the road. Higher elevation roads are closed. Conditions change VERY 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: It has been windy the last couple of days, power out last evening for over 7 hours. Local streets are bare.
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Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Wednesday (Apr 24) mail truck driver (Robert) reports the highway is clear.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Warning from ITD: Between Sportsman Access and Smith’s Ferry Drive – High Valley Road (14 to 20 miles south of the Cascade area). Look out for potholes. Drive carefully.
Report Friday (Apr 26) road is not too bad, looks like major pot holes filled in.

South Fork Road: Friday (Apr 26) Road is in good shape. Sat (Apr 27) wind storm, watch for trees coming down.
Note: The maintenance by Valley County has ended for the season and turned back to the USFS.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: A report on Saturday (Apr 27) that the “bowling alley” on the EFSF road has been cleaned up and the road is good in that area. The avalanche across the river from the Eiguren Ranch is still melting and contains a lot of large trees. The log jam in the river broke up, there are individual trees hung up on the rocks downstream.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Mail truck driver reported on Wed (Apr 17) the road is bare out to Wapiti Meadow Ranch. Big snow berm at the end of the plowing reported Monday (Apr 22). A report Apr 23 the big rock has been moved to the side of the road.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:

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: Road is still closed.
Stibnite Road Update From Midas April 27, 2019
Repair work is underway after multiple landslides hit the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River and Stibnite Road in early April. Local contractor, OK Gravel is currently addressing high priority areas to limit further damage that may occur from spring runoff conditions. This work includes repairing two main areas of Stibnite Road directly above and below Tamarack Creek. The current work is overseen and funded by Valley County in coordination with state and federal officials.
This immediate action does not address the 1/2 mile stretch of the Stibnite Road currently washed away and sitting underneath snow, timber and other debris left by the largest of the four avalanches. As OK Gravel works their way up from the lower section of the road between the slide and Yellow Pine, Midas Gold will begin addressing portions of the slide closest to the Stibnite Gold Project location.
While progress is being made, it is likely that the road will remain undriveable and closed through the spring. Everyone’s top priority is to stabilize the area and then reestablish safe passage along Stibnite Road in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
With access currently closed, Midas Gold staff still makes regular visiting to Stibnite to perform maintenance and other tasks as needed. This requires hiking around the current disturbance. Once we begin making repairs on the upper section of the road, we anticipate staff will be up daily.
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′