Road Reports Apr 5, 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. Payette NF has closed some parking lots.

Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine has received a couple of traces of new snow, and we have 16″ total snow on the ground. Tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are getting bare. Main street was reported to be bare on last week, other streets are breaking up and slushy on warm afternoons. Local plow has been busy this week peeling back slush on some streets. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Watch for ice on the shady corners on cold mornings.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
March 31 IDT had a LG Rock on 55. mm 89. – DH

South Fork Road: Report Wed (April 1) mail truck driver said the FS Patrol was at Warm Lake headed this way, peeling off the ice ruts. No current report. There may be small rocks on the lower road. Nothing big came down during the earthquake.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Wed (April 2) mail truck driver reported no rocks on the road – local plow had already been out and cleaned up the road by the time he came in. Watch for new rocks, we have been having aftershocks on top of our usual freeze thaw and wet weather.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: A report from Tuesday that the local plow driver was going to plow Johnson Creek today (April 1.) No current report.
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. No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Update from Midas March 30: As Spring nears, snow and ice on the Stibnite road is beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Midas Gold crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Midas Gold crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting next week. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.
Update April 1st: everything onsite and along the road was undamaged in the quake.
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′