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.
Valley County has discontinued grooming for the season. Payette NF has closed some parking lots.
Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine it had been dry until Sunday morning (currently snowing) and we have an average of 18″ of snow on the flat in the open (tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are getting bare.) 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 on image)
Warm Lake Highway: Last report Wednesday (March 25) mail truck driver (Robert) reported a few inches of new snow mostly on the summit and both sides. (probably melted by now.) Watch for ice on the shady corners.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′
Highway 55 Webcams Link:
South Fork Road: Last report Wed (March 25) mail truck driver reported new snow on the upper parts (probably melted by now.) No rocks on the road but that may have changed.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge
EFSF Road: Last report Wed (March 25) mail truck driver reported no rocks on the road – that may have changed by now.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report.
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.
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′