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.
Yellow Pine: Wednesday (Jan 29) we received 1/2 snow/sleet overnight, 17″ total snow on the ground. Local streets have a snow floor, some have been plowed, others packed by light traffic. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)
Warm Lake Highway: Wednesday (Jan 29) mail truck driver (Robert) says the highway was in excellent shape, county graders working today.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
Highway 55 Webcams Link:
South Fork Road: Wednesday (Jan 29) mail truck driver (Robert) says the upper 6 or so miles of the South Fork was really rough. Local plow is headed that way. From Reed Ranch on down there are patches of bare pavement in the sunny places.
Report Sunday (4pm Jan 26): “South Fork and East Fork roads are now, “some of everything”. There is a path through the avalanche, slush, ice, bare pavement, broken snow floor. On a 1 – 10 scale it’s about 5. That was about 3:00 & 4:00 1/26, but steady, wet snow is coming down after that.” – TR
Report Friday (Jan 24) that 2 avalanches closed the South Fork road around MM 6 Friday afternoon (mail truck had to shovel to get out.) Local plow went out Saturday and opened a path thru the slides.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge
EFSF Road: Wednesday (Jan 29) mail truck driver said the new snow had improved traction where it had been icy close to YP.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Report Saturday (Jan 25) that the lower road was plowed this week.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek closed to wheeled vehicles.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet
Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Last report Jan 8, 2020 (C&L): “Profile/Big Creek Road – Not suitable for wheeled traffic. There has been enough over snow traffic that the route is easy going for snowmobiles so long as you stay in compacted portion of the road.”
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)
Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Dec 31 last report from Midas Gold: Stibnite road is and will be plowed between YP and Stibnite. Please be aware of equipment on the road and take it slow.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′
Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report Jan 8, 2020 (C&L): “There is no evidence of travel up Smith Creek & up to Elk Summit. We would recommend only the most adventurous take on those routes until after the snow sets up.”
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.
Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′