Road Reports May 5, 2019

The only way to get to Yellow Pine right now is via the South Fork route. 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.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are drying out and getting dusty. Please respect residents and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Wednesday (May 1) mail truck driver (Dean) 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 were filled in.

South Fork Road: Wednesday (May 1) mail truck driver reported the road is clear. Downed trees were cut out.
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: Wednesday (May 1) mail truck driver reports the road is getting a little “potholy”.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Road is bare between Yellow Pine and Wapiti Meadow Ranch.
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 May 5, 2019
OK Gravel made excellent progress this week roughing in repairs at two locations on either side of the slide and installing rip-rap. They also pushed up a berm below the main slide to prevent the river from flowing back onto the road as spring melt conditions continue to progress.

…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, then re-establish safe passage along Stibnite Road in an environmentally responsible manner.
link to more info and photos:
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′
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