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Road Reports Feb 20, 2019

The only way to get to Yellow Pine is via the South Fork route. Be aware of winter conditions, roads are likely ice and snow covered, trees and/or rocks may be down in the road. Higher elevation roads are closed. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: Village streets were last plowed Saturday Feb 16th, and he is working again today. Since Sunday (Feb 17) we have received only 3/4″ new snow, 21″ total snow on the ground. Local streets are snow covered.
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Tuesday (Feb 19) Warm Lake Hwy is good, snow floor and smooth.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Last plowed Sunday (Feb 17th) Report today that the lower South Fork road is getting a little rough in spots, bare pavement and ice ruts.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: Last plowed Sunday (Feb 17th) Report today that the road is “smooth as silk.”

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Note to drivers – when traveling to the dump, please use the river side of the road for wheeled vehicles so the hill side can be for snowmobilers. Turnouts will be plowed. Last plowed on Saturday (Feb 16th)
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Midas Gold is keeping the road open.
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.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Payette Avalanche Advisory
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Road Reports Feb 17, 2019

Notes: Feb 13th all Co. roads, EF, SF, Zena Creek and Johnson Creek were plowed. Village streets and Fire Hall to be plowed the 14th.
Report: Feb Feb 16th, Lower Johnson Creek and village streets plowed again, 10″ new snow. Report the plow truck is going out again today (Feb 17th) to plow EFSF and So Fk.

The only way to get to Yellow Pine is via the South Fork route. Be aware of winter conditions, roads are likely ice and snow covered, trees and/or rocks may be down in the road. Higher elevation roads are closed. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: Village streets were plowed again Saturday Feb 16th. Since Wednesday (Feb 13) we have received 5 3/4″ new snow, 22″ total snow on the ground. Local streets are snow covered. Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Friday (Feb 15) mail truck driver said Big Creek Summit had not been plowed. Probably plowed this weekend.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: A report the Plow truck is going out today (Feb 17th)
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: A report the Plow truck is going out today (Feb 17th)

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Note to drivers – when traveling to the dump, please use the river side of the road for wheeled vehicles so the hill side can be for snowmobilers. Turnouts will be plowed. Report of 10″ new snow when the plow went out Saturday (Feb 16th)
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Midas Gold is keeping the road open.
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.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Payette Avalanche Advisory
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Avalanche Warning Feb 15, 2019

Avalanche Warning

NORTHERN PAYETTE MOUNTAINS AND COUNCIL/WEST MOUNTAINS
707 AM MST FRI FEB 15 2019 /607 AM PST FRI FEB 15 2019/

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER...MCCALL IDAHO.

...THE PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER IN MCCALL IDAHO
HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING...

* TIMING...IN EFFECT UNTIL 7AM MST SATURDAY.

* LOCATION...IN THE WEST CENTRAL IDAHO MOUNTAINS NEAR MCCALL.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER SCALE IN THE WEST
CENTRAL IDAHO MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING THE PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST...
IS WIDESPREAD AND HAS BEEN ELEVATED TO HIGH.

* REASON...RECENT HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS HAVE PRODUCED LARGE
  AREAS OF UNSTABLE SNOW...THE PROBABILITY OF RAIN FALLING ON SNOW
  IN THE LOWER TO MID ELEVATIONS AND WARMING TEMPERATURES IS ALSO
  A FACTOR. AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY ON STEEP SNOW- COVERED SLOPES
  AND GULLIES.

PRECAUTION/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY. AVOID TRAVEL
IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN. BACKCOUNTRY SKIERS...SNOWBOARDERS...
SNOWMOBILERS AND OTHER USERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF SLOPING TERRAIN
AND AVOID AVALANCHE PATH RUNOUT AREAS. USE EXTREME CAUTION.

AVALANCHE CONDITIONS MAY EXIST...BUT NOT BE REPORTED...IN
LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE COVERAGE AREA OF ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.
CHECK WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR YOUR CLOSEST AVALANCHE CENTER AND
CHECK WWW.FSAVALANCHE.ORG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO IDENTIFY
AVALANCHE PROBLEMS. WATCH FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS INCLUDING
RECENT AVALANCHES...HEAVY SNOWFALL OR RAIN...STRONG WIND OR
RAPIDLY WARMING TEMPERATURES.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...

THIS WARNING DOES NOT APPLY TO CONTROLLED SKI AREAS OR HIGHWAY
OPERATIONS.

ANOTHER STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AT 7 AM FRIDAY UNLESS CONDITIONS
REQUIRE AN EARLIER UPDATE.

FOR THE FULL AVALANCHE ADVISORY FROM THE PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST
AVALANCHE CENTER CHECK ON THE WEB AT WWW.PAYETTEAVALANCHE.ORG

Road Reports Feb 13, 2019

The only way to get to Yellow Pine is via the South Fork route. Be aware of winter conditions, roads are likely ice and snow covered, trees and/or rocks may be down in the road. Higher elevation roads are closed. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: Village streets were plowed Sunday Feb 10th. Since Sunday (Feb 10) we have received over 4 1/2″ of snow, currently 21″ on the ground. Local streets are snow covered.
Report Monday (Feb 11) SF, EFSF, Zena Crk and Johnson Crk roads were plowed and getting plowed again today (Feb 13).
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (Feb 13) mail truck driver (Robert) said the the county was in the process of plowing the highway this morning. It was thigh deep in Cascade at the airport when he left.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Note: Hwy 55 is open. It was closed 2/11 at 6pm until 2/12 at 7am due to heavy snow and drifts.

South Fork Road: Report Wednesday (Feb 13) mail truck driver (Robert) says he met the plow coming from Yellow Pine at Penny Springs. Snow was thigh deep at the turn off from Warm Lake Hwy onto the South Fork, the road had drifted over on the upper flat. Should be plowed by now.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: Report Wed (Feb 13) road plowed this morning.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Note to drivers – when traveling to the dump, please use the river side of the road for wheeled vehicles so the hill side can be for snowmobilers. Turnouts will be plowed. Report Monday (Feb 11) road plowed, has snowed since then, give the plow driver time to get to it, he is busy going out the South Fork this morning.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Midas Gold is keeping the road open.
Update 2/13 5pm: Stibnite saw 5” of new snow today and it’s still coming down! Hard winds are causing drifts to pile up on roads quickly.
FB photo 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.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Payette Avalanche Advisory
link:
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Road Reports Feb 10, 2019

The only way to get to Yellow Pine is via the South Fork route. Be aware of winter conditions, roads are likely ice and snow covered, trees and/or rocks may be down in the road. Higher elevation roads are closed. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday we have received 1″ of new snow, measured 18″ on the flat this morning. Winter storm warning for more snow in the next couple of days. Local streets are snow covered.
Friday, Feb 8 report: “Ice floor from Poverty to Cascade.” – LI
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Current conditions unknown. Report Wednesday (Feb 6) mail truck driver (Robert) said the road was recently plowed and in good shape (snow floor.)
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Current conditions unknown. Report Wednesday (Feb 6) mail truck driver reports the road was plowed on Tuesday (Feb 5th) and pretty good.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: Current conditions unknown. Report Wednesday (Feb 6) mail truck driver says the road was plowed yesterday (Feb 5th) and in good shape.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Note to drivers – when traveling to the dump, please use the river side of the road for wheeled vehicles so the hill side can be for snowmobilers. Turnouts will be plowed. Current conditions unknown.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Midas Gold is keeping the road open.
Update 2/4/2019: Warmer weather and rain this [last] weekend caused instability in the snow and small avalanches. With more snow in the forecast, travel safe and be aware of road conditions.
The picture was taken around mile 7 of Yellow Pine/Stibnite road and Tamarack Creek.

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.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Payette Avalanche Advisory
link:
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Road Report Feb 6, 2019

The only way to get to Yellow Pine is via the South Fork route. Be aware of winter conditions, roads are likely ice and snow covered, trees and/or rocks may be down in the road. Higher elevation roads are closed. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: Since Sunday we have received over 6″ of new snow, measured 17″ on the flat this morning. Local streets have not been plowed yet, but are passable.
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (Feb 6) mail truck driver (Robert) said the road was recently plowed and in good shape (snow floor.)
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Report Wednesday (Feb 6) mail truck driver reports the road was plowed on Tuesday (Feb 5th) and is pretty good.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: Report Wednesday (Feb 6) mail truck driver says the road was plowed yesterday (Feb 5th) and in good shape.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Note to drivers – when traveling to the dump, please use the river side of the road for wheeled vehicles so the hill side can be for snowmobilers. Turnouts will be plowed. Report from Monday (Jan 28) that the road was in good shape. Note: it has rained in the last 24 hours, probably pretty slushy now.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Midas Gold is keeping the road open.
Update 2/4/2019: Warmer weather and rain this [last] weekend caused instability in the snow and small avalanches. With more snow in the forecast, travel safe and be aware of road conditions.
The picture was taken around mile 7 of Yellow Pine/Stibnite road and Tamarack Creek.

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.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Payette Avalanche Advisory
link: The Avalanche Hazard is Considerable today!
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Road Reports Feb 3, 2019

The only way to get to Yellow Pine is via the South Fork route. Be aware of winter conditions, roads are likely ice and snow covered, trees and/or rocks may be down in the road. Higher elevation roads are closed. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: We received over 1/2″ of rain in the last 24 hours along with about 1/2″ of new snow. Very wet, very slushy. Local streets are messy. Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report Wednesday (Jan 30) mail truck driver (Dean) said road is snow covered and in good shape, a few icy spots in the shaded corners. Note: in the last 24 hours Big Creek summit has received about 6″ new snow.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Report Wednesday (Jan 30) mail truck driver reports the road is icy and very slick in places, but overall has improved. Note: the South Fork weather station received over 1/4″ of rain and probably snowed on the upper end.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: Last report Wednesday (Jan 30) mail truck driver says the road is pretty good. Note: it rained pretty hard last night for a while. No reports of slides – yet.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Note to drivers – when traveling to the dump, please use the river side of the road for wheeled vehicles so the hill side can be for snowmobilers. Turnouts will be plowed. Report from Monday (Jan 28) that the road was in good shape. Note: it has rained in the last 24 hours, probably pretty slushy now.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
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.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Midas Gold is keeping the road open.
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.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Payette Avalanche Advisory
link:
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