Road Reports March 22, 2020

Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun. 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.

Snowmobile Grooming:
Valley County has discontinued grooming for the season.

Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine has received just a trace of new snow, we have an average of 20″ of snow on the ground on the flat (tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are opening up.) Local streets have a snow floor, breaking up 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 18) mail truck driver (Robert) says lots more bare road, Big Creek summit is icy on both sides.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Report Wed (March 19) “The South Fork had the usual ice on the shaded corners but was 90% bare. There are rocks from milepost 26 down to the confluence with the East Fork. (Watch for the pair of Eagles on the South Fork.)” – LI
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Wed (March 19) “E. Fork Rd. still has a total snow floor; there were very few rocks at the bowling alley. If you come early it’s frozen down solid and is much easier.” – LI

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last plowed Friday (Feb 28) and groomed by the county.
Report Tuesday (March 17) road to the dump is breaking up, 4-wheel drive is advised.
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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Old 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′

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.
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′
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