Road Reports Oct 30, 2019

Please share road reports. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several inches of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.
Note: Valley County has a road levy on the ballot on Nov 5th. If it does not pass, they will have to cut road maintenance to Yellow Pine and the back country.

Yellow Pine: We had an inch of snow fall Monday, about half melted (evaporated) on Tuesday. Wednesday morning low of Zero degrees. Local streets are frozen with a little snow in the shade. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Saturday (Oct 26) Modest snow/ice at the top of Big Creek Summit.

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Saturday (Oct 26) Dry road all the way to Yellow Pine. Lots of hunters on the South Fork. – DP
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Saturday Oct 26, clear road all the way in to Yellow Pine.

Johnson Creek Road: Still open, 4×4 advisable, travel at your own risk.
Wednesday (Oct 30) mail truck driver said frozen ruts at Landmark and upper Johnson Creek road until about MM 6, then clear and dry all the way to Yellow Pine except in the shade.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Open? No current report. Probably snow up high. Travel at your own risk.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Travel at your own risk.
Report Saturday (Oct 26) going in with high clearance 4×4 required chains over the top, “was not easy”.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Report from Stibnite Oct 29th: Following the end of the year grading, we’ve had a little rain & snow creating some muddy conditions. The temperatures are getting low enough to create a predominantly hard frozen running surface with patches of snow/ice in the shadows. Overall, the road is in pretty good conditions with the odd pothole here and there but should be traveled with caution.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Probably closed by now at the summit? No current report on road conditions. Travel at your own risk.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: No current report. Probably snowed closed by now. Travel at your own risk.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Open? No current report. Probably several inches up high. Travel at your own risk.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
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