Road Reports May 17, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads still have several feet of snow. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare. Elk and deer 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: Last report Wednesday (May 6) mail truck driver says the highway is good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Wednesday (May 13) mail truck reports the road is in good shape, no rocks or trees to move. The FS road crews are cleaning ditches.
Report Tuesday (May 12) the FS road crew is “pulling ditches” on the South Fork road. Watch for equipment.
Report Monday (May 11) “Great condition with few to little Rocks.” AP
Road work will begin May 18th. “This initial work will not include road closures, but may cause some very short delays in traveling the road.” – Payette NF
Weight restrictions went into effect March 23rd.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (May 13) mail truck driver (Robert) reports the road was good this morning, no rocks or trees down. County graded the road last week.
Monday (May 11) “Fantastic shape and little to no rocks.” – AP

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Report Wednesday (May 13) The road is pretty good between YP and Wapiti Meadow Ranch. The county graded parts of the road recently.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek still 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.
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. No current report.
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′