Road Reports May 3, 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: We had quite a storm early Sunday morning (May 3rd) strong wind gusts, nearly 1/4″ rain and a nearly 3 hour power outage. Local streets are bare. Elk are wandering around at dusk. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Wednesday (Apr 29) mail truck driver says the highway is good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Last report on Wednesday (Apr 29) road is in good shape. Watch for trees down, wind/rain storm early Sunday morning (May 3.)
Weight restrictions went into effect March 23rd.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Snow free. Last report Wednesday (Apr 29) the county grader is working today, the road is graded from Yellow Pine halfway to the South Fork turn off. (Project probably finished by now.) Watch for trees down due to strong wind storm Sunday morning (May 3.)

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last report Wednesday (Apr 22) that lower Johnson Creek road is bare between YP and Wapiti Meadow Ranch. Watch for trees down due to wind storm Sunday morning (May 3rd.)
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.
Last 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. Possible trees down due to wind storm early Sunday morning (May 3rd.)
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′