Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun, watch out in the “bowling alley” area of the EFSF road. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several feet of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.
Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine has received 5 3/4″ of new snow, currently snowing and 25″ of snow on the ground. Local streets have a snow floor, breaking up a little in sunny places where it has been plowed. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)
Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (March 11) mail truck driver (Robert) getting to be lots of bare road, watch for ice on the shady corners (escpecially on the Cascade side.)
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (5″ new in the last 24 hours.)
Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Note: ITD has put out an alert about snow and slick driving conditions Sunday morning.
South Fork Road: Report Wednesday (March 11) mail truck (Robert) says the upper road still has snow, the lower road has a lot more open areas of pavement, watch for ice on the shady corners. Watch for scattered rocks from Jakie Creek on down. New snow has accumulated on the upper road over the weekend.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge
EFSF Road: Wednesday (March 11) mail truck driver (Robert) Break up time, in and out of ruts makes for a rough drive. Warmer weather has started the rock migration. Watch for a big rock in the Bowling alley area (you can get around it) and looks like another huge rock is poised to come down, scattered small rocks in other places.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last plowed Friday (Feb 28) and groomed by the county. Road is snow packed with a path for snowmobiles.
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
Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Last 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.
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′