Road Report Feb 7, 2021

Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, icy conditions and deep snow in higher elevation. Remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Main street and out to the dump will be plowed today (Sunday, Feb 7.) Currently an average of 18″ snow on the ground on the flat by the school house.
Local streets are snow covered. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
“Drivers don’t speed through neighborhoods or most anywhere. Locals brake for kids, wandering dogs, deer, elk, moose, fox, beaver, squirrels and chipmunks. Most are lifetime members of SPLAT, the Society to Prevent Little Animal Tragedies.” – IME
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
No Winter construction – All lanes open

Warm Lake Highway: Open (no current report.)
Fri (Feb 5) mail truck driver reports the county grader plowed the summit.
Snowmobile report Tues (Jan 26 before the snow storm): Warm Lake Road from Landmark to Warm Lake – Trail was last groomed on 1/20, but still in pretty good shape. It has some moguls, but still a nice ride.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Sun (Feb 7) will be plowed today.
Fri (Feb 5) mail truck driver reports 6-7″ new snow on the upper end.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Sun (Feb 7) will be plowed today.
Fri (Feb 5) mail truck driver did not have any problems, new snow has covered the ice.

Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Lower end will be plowed today Sunday (Feb 7.)
Snowmobile report Tues (Jan 26 before the snow storm): Johnson Creek Road from YP to Wapiti Ranch – Plowed with plenty of surface snow so snowmobile travel was fast & smooth.
Johnson Creek Road from Wapiti Ranch to about 1/2 the distance to Landmark (where the big open play area is) – Trail is fast and has been well traveled. All trees have been cleared for snowmobiles.
Johnson Creek Road from big play area to Landmark – Trail is very rough & travel is slow. All trees have been cleared for snowmobiles. We will avoid this section of trail until it is groomed. We have no reports of travel over the powerline road, but that might be an alternate to this trail. We have not used the Powerline route from Warm Lake to Johnson Creek Road for a couple of years. This may be the time to check it out. – C&L
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.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Snowmobile report Tues (Jan 26 before the snow storm): Big Creek to the mouth of Profile Creek (intersection with the EFSF) – Trail is in great shape. All trees have been cut out for Tracked ATV. No slides & trail is very smooth. – C&L
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Snowmobile report Tues (Jan 26 before the snow storm): EFSF Road from the mouth of Profile Creek to YP – Plowed smooth with just enough snow to allow snowmobiles to travel without excessive heating.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
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.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

New Link
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard
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