Road Reports Feb 2, 2020

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: Sunday (Feb 2) Yellow Pine received 4 1/2″ new snow this morning, 21″ total snow on the ground. Local plow cleaned up the main roads in Yellow Pine on Friday (Jan 31.)¬†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: Sunday (Feb 2) Local plow is waiting for parts before he can go plow the new snow.
Report Thursday (Jan 30th) of a Big Rock at MM 23.5, Local plow went out Friday Jan 31 and pushed it off the road. Road is in good shape.
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.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Friday Jan 31, local plow went out, road is clear.
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: Plowed Friday (Jan 31) to Wapiti Meadow including the dump. (bins half full)
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 porting 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′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

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′