Johnson Creek road is open! High elevation roads are still closed, snow melting an inch or two each day, rivers are rising. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports. Update: Deadwood is open.
Yellow Pine: Local streets are getting quite dusty. Please respect residents and slow down!
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Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)
Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Work to repave Idaho Highway 55 from milepost 91 to milepost 97 near Smiths Ferry will begin Thursday, May 9th and continue until the end of June, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials.
During the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should plan for delays of up to thirty minutes. Work will not be done after 12 noon Fridays through the weekends.
Report June 5: About a 20 minute delay for road work.
South Fork Road: Open, trees cut out.
Report Friday (June 7 – after wind storm) lots of trees down but had been cut out. – LH
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: Report Thursday (June 6) One tree down on East Fork but someone cut a path. Still recommend watching tires. -AP
Johnson Creek Road: Open! Report Wednesday (June 12) mail truck driver (Dean) says the road is in great shape even though it has not been graded. (Valley County graded the road last fall right before winter closure.)
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
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.
Report by Miri G. June 8-10:
A bunch of medium and large trees down about a mile up from the mouth of Profile. You can drive to the big camp area, but not much further.
Cut up what I could and Cecil, with a backhoe was able to push half of it out of the way. See picture 6-8-19. After I took off hiking, Scott Amos (I am giving him credit as I challenged him to do it) was able to clear enough to get a 4 wheeler through. See picture 6-10-19.
Up a little further, more trees. Not as big, but still more trees. Another large tree rolled down the rocks, but broke into 3 movable pieces, see picture. The downed trees thin out as you go up. Another dozen along the slide area just before Missouri Ridge. A couple more after that and one large one just above Spring Creek (where they built the fire line straight up the hill, just north of Missouri Ridge.)
My definition of large tree today = at least 2 ft diameter, or about a 55 gallon barrel size. Also, too big to hug or step over.
On the Big Creek side, there are a lot of small and medium size trees, but all cut out for at least a 4 wheeler.
Snow on top is still 2-3 ft deep on the road at the sign, but the big drifts are still a lot deeper. If you could drive up the road you could get to the switchback at Red Metal Mine.
Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to public for safety
Update from Midas Gold June 11:
The road is now passable with vehicles, but OK Gravel will continue to establish the grade around the corner. Please use caution, as construction will be going on for a while.
photo courtesy Midas gold
Stibnite Road Update June 14 (from Midas Gold)
OK Gravel is continuing its work to repair the final sections of Stibnite Road. Crews have been able to clear debris off of the road, so it is once again wide enough for vehicles. OK Gravel still must reestablish the grade of the road and clear debris that still remains on the road. To keep everyone safe, Stibnite Road will remain closed to the public while construction wraps up. OK Gravel, Midas Gold and the Valley County Road Superintendent maintain committed to opening the road as soon as possible.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′
Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.
Secesh: Report June 3: The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.
Deadwood Summit: Open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′