Road Reports June 7, 2020

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

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare. We have received nearly 3/4″ rain in the last 2 days. 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. County has been clearing rocks and trees off the upper highway towards Landmark.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Wednesday (June 3) an outbound traveler reports the road is OK, rough in spots, went out early before the road work started for the day. Lots of traffic, but fewer campers.
Another report June 3rd: “a huge pothole about 1/2 mile north of Buckhorn Campground.” – KA
Update June 3rd: “The Payette National Forest is rehabilitating the lower section of the South Fork Salmon River Road (FS Road 474). Currently, construction crews are working daily with no road closures, but short delay should be expected. Once Lick Creek Summit to open for the season, the contractor will move to full road closures from 7a.m. to 4p.m. Monday through Friday. No closures will take place over weekends. Like last year, access to all sites along the river will remain open, but the route to reach those sites will be determined by the point closure locations – either Lick Creek Road or Warm Lake Road will need to be used to reach your desired location.” – PNF
Weight restrictions were lifted May 18th.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (June 3) report the EFSF road is in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Open, travel at your own risk.
Report Saturday (June 6) there is a big hole in the road, but it is well marked (no location given.)
Report Wednesday (June 3) mail truck driver (Taylor) came in via Johnson Creek this morning. Said Johnson Creek road was pretty good. The county is working on removing the rocks and trees from the upper end of Warm Lake Highway today.
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.
June 7th, overnight snow in the higher elevations probably 3-4″.
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: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

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′
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