Please share road reports. There is a LOT of snow in the back country. 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: We have received quite a bit of snow this month, since Feb 1st : 35.3″ of snow has fallen, there was 40″ on the ground Friday morning then settled down to 33″ by Sunday morning. Local backhoe was moving and stacking excess snow on Friday (Feb 7.) 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 (Feb 5) mail truck driver (Robert) says there was about 2-3″ new snow, not plowed yet, good traveling this morning. (Probably has been plowed more recently.)
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
Highway 55 Webcams Link:
EFSF Road: Plowed Thursday Feb 6th out to Zena Creek.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Plowed Thursday (Feb 7) to Wapiti Meadow including the dump. Friday Feb 7th a report of trees down between Yellow Pine Antimony camp, probably the cause of the power outage.
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.
Report from Midas Gold (McKinsey Lyon) on Feb 7: “Stibnite received 24 inches in the last 24 hours.” FB report of slides on the road between YP and the mine. Photo below courtesy Midas.
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′