Road Reports July 10, 2022

Please share road reports. Most back country roads are not maintained. There is still snow in some higher elevations, especially north facing area. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: Dust abatement was applied Wednesday (June 29th) on main street, however, other local streets are dry and very dusty. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Update from ITD May 19, 2022
Construction closures will end May 27 on Idaho 55 near Smiths Ferry.
One-way alternating traffic is set to replace closures from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays.
Both lanes will be open Friday mornings through Sundays.
To learn more about the spring construction schedule, visit link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (July 6) mail truck driver reports the road is clear and good.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Tuesday (July 5) “Very nice drive… A LOT of campers and traffic.” – RL
Note: starting March 15th the road maintenance goes back to the FS from the county. Contact PNF Ben Drier 208-634-0770 cell 208-315-7584 or Will Perry 208-634-0767 cell 208-630-3954 for issues with the SF road.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Old report Thursday (June 30) road was clear and getting a little rough.
Old report June 11: “county is not doing [dust abatement] the East Fork this year.”

Johnson Creek Road: Opened June 18th
Report Wednesday (July 6) Mail truck driver says the road is still in good shape. (The lower part of the road is developing a few pot holes.)
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened June 23rd
No current report on road conditions. (Likely not graded yet.)
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Open July 1st
Report Wednesday (July 6) “There’s a hung tree in the valley over the road that may be a problem for taller campers.” – CP
Report July 1: “We made it and so did several rigs today, by afternoon it was easy. The drift on your side was a little sloppy but by afternoon it had tracks down to dirt and was easy. On our side the tires on the uphill side were in snow a couple places but tires on downhill side in dirt and no trouble. Rocks & potholes in the usual places. [Watch for] a couple widow makers, and a couple squeezes between cut logs for a truck, but made it w/o cutting.” – CP
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
Road graded during the first 2 weeks of June.
Starting in July cleanup work at Stibnite will “cause some delay in travel through the area, it won’t be closed but there will be flaggers.”
“There will still be a lot of traffic coming through for the next 1.5 years while the “Burnt Log Route” is being built, a lot of the equipment will have to come in on the burnt log route so until then JC and the current Stibnite route will be used.”
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report. Likely getting closer to opening.
Old report Saturday (June 18) from motorcycle riders seeing how far they could get towards Monumental summit: “We made it to the turn at upper Fern Creek towards Cinnabar. Which is about a mile before the turn for Meadow Creek Lookout. It was solid snow floor from that point on.” – SA

courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
Report Saturday (July 9) Motorcycle riders say there is 12 feet of snow – not recommended.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Opened June 22nd
Report Thursday (June 30) rough, not graded. (See Landmark to Stanley report.)
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Landmark to Stanley: Open
Report Thursday (June 30) “Good with a few significant potholes to Bruce Meadows, then bad washboard to the highway.” – DP

Warren Wagon Road: Open

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
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