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Road Reports Apr 5, 2020

Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several feet of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Snowmobile Grooming:
Valley County has discontinued grooming for the season. Payette NF has closed some parking lots.

Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine has received a couple of traces of new snow, and we have 16″ total snow on the ground. Tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are getting bare. Main street was reported to be bare on last week, other streets are breaking up and slushy on warm afternoons. Local plow has been busy this week peeling back slush on some streets. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Watch for ice on the shady corners on cold mornings.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
March 31 IDT had a LG Rock on 55. mm 89. – DH

South Fork Road: Report Wed (April 1) mail truck driver said the FS Patrol was at Warm Lake headed this way, peeling off the ice ruts. No current report. There may be small rocks on the lower road. Nothing big came down during the earthquake.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Wed (April 2) mail truck driver reported no rocks on the road – local plow had already been out and cleaned up the road by the time he came in. Watch for new rocks, we have been having aftershocks on top of our usual freeze thaw and wet weather.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: A report from Tuesday that the local plow driver was going to plow Johnson Creek today (April 1.) No current report.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek 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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
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 starting next week. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.
Update April 1st: everything onsite and along the road was undamaged in the quake.
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′
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Road Reports April 1, 2020

Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several feet of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Snowmobile Grooming:
Valley County has discontinued grooming for the season. Payette NF has closed some parking lots.

Yellow Pine: Since Sunday Yellow Pine has received 3″ new snow, and we have 18″ total snow on the ground, (tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are getting bare.) Main street was reported to be bare on Tuesday, other streets are breaking up and deep slush on warm afternoons, local plow has been busy peeling back slush on some streets. No reports of road damage from the earthquake. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: A report that Big Creek summit had quite a bit of snow Monday and Tuesday. Mail truck driver reported he measured 9″ of snow on the summit on Monday afternoon. Wednesday (April 1) no problems coming in. Watch for ice on the shady corners.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
March 31 IDT had a LG Rock on 55. mm 89. – DH

South Fork Road: Report Wed (April 1) mail truck driver the FS Patrol was at Warm Lake headed this way, peeling off the ice ruts. Small rocks on the lower road may get scraped off later today. Nothing big came down.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Wed (April 1) mail truck driver reported no rocks on the road – local plow had already been out and cleaned up the road by the time he came in.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: A report from Tuesday that the local plow driver was going to plow Johnson Creek today (April 1.) No current report.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek 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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
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 starting next week. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.
Update April 1st: everything onsite and along the road was undamaged in the quake.
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′
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Road Reports March 29, 2020

Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several feet of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Snowmobile Grooming:
Valley County has discontinued grooming for the season. Payette NF has closed some parking lots.

Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine it had been dry until Sunday morning (currently snowing) and we have an average of 18″ of snow on the flat in the open (tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are getting bare.) Main street was reported to be bare on Tuesday, other streets are breaking up and slushy on warm afternoons. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Last report Wednesday (March 25) mail truck driver (Robert) reported a few inches of new snow mostly on the summit and both sides. (probably melted by now.) Watch for ice on the shady corners.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Last report Wed (March 25) mail truck driver reported new snow on the upper parts (probably melted by now.) No rocks on the road but that may have changed.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Last report Wed (March 25) mail truck driver reported no rocks on the road – that may have changed by now.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report.
Last plowed Friday (Feb 28) and groomed by the county.
Report Tuesday (March 17) road to the dump is breaking up, 4-wheel drive is advised.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek 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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Old report from Midas Gold (McKinsey Lyon) on Feb 7: “Stibnite received 24 inches in the last 24 hours.” FB report of slides on the road between YP and the mine. Photo below courtesy Midas.

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′
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Road Reports March 25, 2020

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

Snowmobile Grooming:
Valley County has discontinued grooming for the season. Payette NF has closed some parking lots.

Yellow Pine: Since Sunday Yellow Pine has received snow (over an inch this morning), we have an average of 19″ of snow on the ground on the flat (tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are opening up.) Main street was reported to be bare on Tuesday, other streets are breaking up and slushy on warm afternoons. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date/time on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (March 25) mail truck driver (Robert) a few inches of new snow mostly on the summit and both sides. Watch for ice on the shady corners.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Report Wed (March 25) mail truck driver reports new snow on the upper parts, ran into a blizzard and fog and had to stop for a bit until it let up. No rocks on the road reported.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Wed (March 25) mail truck driver reports no rocks on the road. Other reports that the snow floor is quite slushy on warm afternoons.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last plowed Friday (Feb 28) and groomed by the county.
Report Tuesday (March 17) road to the dump is breaking up, 4-wheel drive is advised.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek 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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Old report from Midas Gold (McKinsey Lyon) on Feb 7: “Stibnite received 24 inches in the last 24 hours.” FB report of slides on the road between YP and the mine. Photo below courtesy Midas.

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. No current report.
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′
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Road Reports March 22, 2020

Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several feet of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Snowmobile Grooming:
Valley County has discontinued grooming for the season.

Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine has received just a trace of new snow, we have an average of 20″ of snow on the ground on the flat (tree wells and south facing rocky hillsides are opening up.) Local streets have a snow floor, breaking up in sunny places where it has been plowed. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (March 18) mail truck driver (Robert) says lots more bare road, Big Creek summit is icy on both sides.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Report Wed (March 19) “The South Fork had the usual ice on the shaded corners but was 90% bare. There are rocks from milepost 26 down to the confluence with the East Fork. (Watch for the pair of Eagles on the South Fork.)” – LI
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Wed (March 19) “E. Fork Rd. still has a total snow floor; there were very few rocks at the bowling alley. If you come early it’s frozen down solid and is much easier.” – LI

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last plowed Friday (Feb 28) and groomed by the county.
Report Tuesday (March 17) road to the dump is breaking up, 4-wheel drive is advised.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek 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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Old report from Midas Gold (McKinsey Lyon) on Feb 7: “Stibnite received 24 inches in the last 24 hours.” FB report of slides on the road between YP and the mine. Photo below courtesy Midas.

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′
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Road Reports March 18, 2020

Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several feet of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Since Sunday Yellow Pine has received just traces of new snow, currently 21″ of snow on the ground. Local streets have a snow floor, breaking up a little in sunny places where it has been plowed. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (March 18) mail truck driver (Robert) lots more bare road, Big Creek summit is icy on both sides. County grader was stuck on the side of the road near the SF bridge.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Report Wednesday (March 18) mail truck (Robert) says the upper road has some ice, the lower road is mostly bare.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (March 18) mail truck driver (Robert) says the big rock has been removed from the bowling alley, the lower end of the road is getting bare, this upper end is icy.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last plowed Friday (Feb 28) and groomed by the county.
Report Tuesday (March 17) road to the dump is breaking up, 4-wheel drive is advised.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek 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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Last report from Midas Gold (McKinsey Lyon) on Feb 7: “Stibnite received 24 inches in the last 24 hours.” FB report of slides on the road between YP and the mine. Photo below courtesy Midas.

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′
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Road Report March 15, 2020

Please share road reports. Rock Migration Season has begun, watch out in the “bowling alley” area of the EFSF road. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several feet of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine has received 5 3/4″ of new snow, currently snowing and 25″ of snow on the ground. Local streets have a snow floor, breaking up a little in sunny places where it has been plowed. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (March 11) mail truck driver (Robert) getting to be lots of bare road, watch for ice on the shady corners (escpecially on the Cascade side.)
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (5″ new in the last 24 hours.)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Note: ITD has put out an alert about snow and slick driving conditions Sunday morning.

South Fork Road: Report Wednesday (March 11) mail truck (Robert) says the upper road still has snow, the lower road has a lot more open areas of pavement, watch for ice on the shady corners. Watch for scattered rocks from Jakie Creek on down. New snow has accumulated on the upper road over the weekend.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (March 11) mail truck driver (Robert) Break up time, in and out of ruts makes for a rough drive. Warmer weather has started the rock migration. Watch for a big rock in the Bowling alley area (you can get around it) and looks like another huge rock is poised to come down, scattered small rocks in other places.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last plowed Friday (Feb 28) and groomed by the county. Road is snow packed with a path for snowmobiles.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek 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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Last report from Midas Gold (McKinsey Lyon) on Feb 7: “Stibnite received 24 inches in the last 24 hours.” FB report of slides on the road between YP and the mine. Photo below courtesy Midas.

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′
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