Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads still have several feet of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.
Valley County has discontinued grooming for the season. Payette NF has closed some parking lots.
Yellow Pine: Since Sunday Yellow Pine has received snow (over an inch this morning), we have an average of 19″ of snow on the ground on the flat (tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are opening up.) Main street was reported to be bare on Tuesday, other streets are breaking up and slushy on warm afternoons. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date/time on image)
Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (March 25) mail truck driver (Robert) a few inches of new snow mostly on the summit and both sides. Watch for ice on the shady corners.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
Highway 55 Webcams Link:
South Fork Road: Report Wed (March 25) mail truck driver reports new snow on the upper parts, ran into a blizzard and fog and had to stop for a bit until it let up. No rocks on the road reported.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge
EFSF Road: Report Wed (March 25) mail truck driver reports no rocks on the road. Other reports that the snow floor is quite slushy on warm afternoons.
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
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′
Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles. No current report.
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′