Road Reports Apr 19, 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.

Yellow Pine: The snow in Yellow Pine is going away quickly this week, lots of bare ground but there is still several inches in the shady places. Most local streets are bare or nearly bare. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Wednesday (Apr 15) mail truck driver reports 2″ new snow on Big Creek summit this morning. (Probably melted by now.) No current report.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Report Wed (April 15) mail truck driver reports the entire road is bare, no rocks this morning. No current report.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Wed (April 15) mail truck driver reported no rocks on the road, looks like it had been cleared of rocks on Tuesday. Road is bare until the last few miles before Yellow Pine. Watch for new rocks, we have been having aftershocks on top of our usual freeze thaw.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report (old report that 4×4 is needed in some spots between YP and the dump.)
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.
Report April 10: [summit] “between 6-7 ft. Continuous snow floor from the Big Creek turnoff. About 3 ft remaining at the Big Creek turnoff.” – SA
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open with restrictions
April 9 – Temporary Spring Restrictions on upper Stibnite Rd in effect.
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. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.
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′