Road Reports May 31, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads still have lots 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 and starting to dry out. 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: No problems reported. (See Johnson Creek report for upper road condition.)
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Tuesday (May 26) mail truck driver reports the road is pretty rough right now. Multiple reports of extra traffic and full campgrounds.
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.” – PNF
Weight restrictions were lifted May 18th.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Monday (May 26) mail truck driver reports rocks have been cleared and road is in great shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Open but not recommended yet. Travel at your own risk.
Report Friday (May 29) people were able to go out Johnson Creek. “Johnson creek was actually quite nice to drive on. Very few spots that even have snow on it anymore. Warm lake Highway however has multiple trees taking up one lane, and several landslides with large rocks closing one of the lanes.” – RL
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 for May 27th, Big Creek to Yellow Pine: “On Wednesday (5/27/2020) we had an easy ride out from Big Creek. There is about 5 feet of snow at Profile Gap. There is a solid snow cover on the road about 2-3 miles down on both sides of Profile Gap. Trees have been cleared to accommodate standard 4x4s once the snow is gone. Quite a few small rocks on Profile Creek Road up to Missouri Ridge trail head, but standard 4×4 vehicles have been driving that far.” – C&L
photo courtesy Chris and Lois
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
May 26 report from Midas: Midas Gold will be working with local contractors to grade the road from Yellow Pine to Stibnite on June 1 and dust abatement of the road on June 15.
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.

Warrens Wagon Road: Report May 22 that the county plowed the road open to Secesh Meadows.

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′