Category Archives: Road Reports

Updated Road Report October 20, 2019

Update: More snow come down in the high country than estimated. See below for photo of 14″ of snow at Landmark.
No current reports, snowed Saturday. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several inches of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We received 2″ of snow in the last 24 hours, local streets have some snow that is starting to melt. Please respect your neighbors and wildlife – slow down!
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Probably snow cover at the summit. No recent report.

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Open, no current report, snow in upper elevations.
Mail truck driver reports good travel before the storm, no trees or rocks down.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: No current report, probably a little snow on this end.
Wednesday (Oct 16) the road is still in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Report Sunday (Oct 20) afternoon of 14″ to 2 feet of snow at Landmark.
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link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Open? No current report. Probably a lot of snow up high.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Open? No current report. New estimate of 1-2 feet at  Profile Gap.
The culvert replacement project near the turn off has been completed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open, no current report. Probably half a foot or more snow on the road.
From Midas Gold Sept 30: [A drilling] program is expected to take 3 weeks and will result in a small increase in traffic to and from Stibnite, starting on October 2nd, to bring the necessary equipment to and from site.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Open?? No current report on road conditions. Probably over 2 feet at the summit.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open?? Probably a couple of feet of snow by now.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warren Wagon Road: West of Payette Lake road is closed for construction Monday-Friday from 8am to noon and from 1pm to 5pm. Possibly thru Nov 1st.
Link to more info:

Secesh: No current report.

Deadwood Summit: Open, no current report. Probably at least a foot of new snow by now.
Old report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
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Road Reports Oct 16, 2019

Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads might have a little snow in the shady places. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Dry weather this week, some streets are dusty again. Please respect your neighbors and wildlife – slow down!
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (currently offline)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Open, mail truck driver reports good travel recently, no trees or rocks down.
Update from FS Monday (Sep 30): Paving on the South Fork Salmon River Road was completed last week. There will be no further closures for the remainder of this year. Work will resume in the spring as weather conditions permit. The roadway is fully open. This is will be the last update until work resumes in spring 2020.
Oct 2: Second hand report that they paved the cut out spots, but in some areas the new pavement is higher than the old.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (Oct 16) the road is still in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Wednedday (Oct 16) mail truck driver (Robert) reports the road is in good shape for this time of year. No snow on the road. Getting a few pot holes between the dump and YP.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Open, no current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Open, no current report.
The culvert replacement project near the turn off has been completed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open, no current report.
From Midas Gold Sept 30: [A drilling] program is expected to take 3 weeks and will result in a small increase in traffic to and from Stibnite, starting on October 2nd, to bring the necessary equipment to and from site.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: No current report on road conditions. Possibly some snow in the shade above 7000′
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open and rough. Probably some snow in the shade above 7000′
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warren Wagon Road: West of Payette Lake road is closed for construction Monday-Friday from 8am to noon and from 1pm to 5pm. Possibly thru Nov 1st.
Link to more info:

Secesh: No current report.

Deadwood Summit: Open, no current report.
Old report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′ (currently offline)
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Road Reports Oct 13, 2019

Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads received snow last night and today. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Streets are clear, previous snow has melted. Please respect your neighbors and wildlife – slow down!
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Oct 9 (Wed) mail truck driver reports 2″ new snow on Big Creek Summit and 6″ new snow on Warm Lake Summit. (Probably has melted by now.)
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (currently offline)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: No current report.
Update from FS Monday (Sep 30): Paving on the South Fork Salmon River Road was completed last week. There will be no further closures for the remainder of this year. Work will resume in the spring as weather conditions permit. The roadway is fully open. This is will be the last update until work resumes in spring 2020.
Oct 2: Second hand report that they paved the cut out spots, but some areas the new pavement is higher than the old.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (Oct 9) the road is still in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Last report Wednesday (Oct 9) snow at Landmark and down Johnson Creek until around trout creek before it starts baring up and wet road all the way to YP. (Most of the snow has probably melted by now.)
Saturday Oct 5 report the road between YP and the dump is getting ‘pot-holey’.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Last report Oct 4: there was 5″ of fresh snow on the Yellow Pine side and 8″ of fresh on the McCall side – KA (Probably melted quiet a bit by now.)
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: No current report, probably some snow in the shade above 6000′
The culvert replacement project near the turn off has been completed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. Probably some snow in the shade above 6000′
Update from Valley Co Road Dept Wed (Sep 25) “Work is complete on the Stibnite road. I believe the contractor is still going to blade the road from Yellow Pine to Stibnite.”
From Midas Gold Sept 30: [A drilling] program is expected to take 3 weeks and will result in a small increase in traffic to and from Stibnite, starting on October 2nd, to bring the necessary equipment to and from site.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: No current report on road conditions. Possibly some snow in the shade above 6000′
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open and rough. Probably some snow in the shade above 6000′
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warren Wagon Road: West of Payette Lake road is closed for construction Monday-Friday from 8am to noon and from 1pm to 5pm. Possibly thru Nov 1st.
Link to more info:

Secesh: Probably some snow in the shade above 6000′

Deadwood Summit: Probably some snow in the shade above 6000′
Old report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′ (currently offline)
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Road Reports Oct 9, 2019

Conditions are changing very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads received snow last night and today. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Streets are clear and wet, snowed during the night and snowing this morning. Please respect your neighbors and wildlife – slow down!
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Oct 9 (Wed) mail truck driver reports 2″ new snow on Big Creek Summit and 6″ new snow on Warm Lake Summit this morning.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (currently offline)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: No current report, possible snow above 5000′
Update from FS Monday (Sep 30): Paving on the South Fork Salmon River Road was completed last week. There will be no further closures for the remainder of this year. Work will resume in the spring as weather conditions permit. The roadway is fully open. This is will be the last update until work resumes in spring 2020.
Oct 2: Second hand report that they paved the cut out spots, but some areas the new pavement is higher than the old.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (Oct 9) the road is still in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Wednesday (Oct 9) snow at Landmark and down Johnson Creek until around Trout Creek before it starts baring up and wet road all the way to YP.
Saturday Oct 5 report the road between YP and the dump is getting ‘pot-holey’.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Last report Oct 4: there was 5″ of fresh snow on the Yellow Pine side and 8″ of fresh on the McCall side – KA (Note: The snow from the 4th probably melted, hover, snow falling today, Oct 9th.)
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: No current report, possible snow above 5000′
The culvert replacement project near the turn off has been completed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. Might be snow above 5000′
Update from Valley Co Road Dept Wed (Sep 25) “Work is complete on the Stibnite road. I believe the contractor is still going to blade the road from Yellow Pine to Stibnite.”
From Midas Gold Sept 30: [A drilling] program is expected to take 3 weeks and will result in a small increase in traffic to and from Stibnite, starting on October 2nd, to bring the necessary equipment to and from site.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: No current report on road conditions. Probably snow above 5000′.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Old report that the road was open and very rough. Probably snow above 5000′.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warren Wagon Road: West of Payette Lake road is closed for construction Monday-Friday from 8am to noon and from 1pm to 5pm. Possibly thru Nov 1st.
link to more info:

Secesh: Probably snow above 5000′

Deadwood Summit: Probably snow above 5000′
Old report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′ (currently offline)
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Road Reports Oct 6, 2019

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

Yellow Pine: Wet weather has recently settled the dust again. Please respect your neighbors and wildlife – slow down!
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway:
Monday (Sep 30) Warm Lake road is clear and dry
Wednesday (Oct 2) No snow at the Clear Creek turnoff
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (currently offline)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Update from FS Monday (Sep 30): Paving on the South Fork Salmon River Road was completed last week. There will be no further closures for the remainder of this year. Work will resume in the spring as weather conditions permit. The roadway is fully open. This is will be the last update until work resumes in spring 2020.
Oct 2: Second hand report that they paved the cut out spots, but some areas the new pavement is higher than the old.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Friday (Sep 20) the road is still in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Report Monday (Sep 30) road is clear and dry.
Wednesday Oct 2 report from mail truck driver: The hills are pretty good, getting a little rough near the top. Lower JC is good.
Saturday Oct 5 report the road between YP and the dump is getting ‘pot-holey’.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Report Oct 1: “The road is ROUGH with no snow on the ground.” – AF
Report Oct 4: there was 5″ of fresh snow on the Yellow Pine side and 8″ of fresh on the McCall side – KA
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Report Saturday (Sep 28) snowing and sticking to the road at Profile Gap. (Probably melted off by now?)
The culvert replacement project near the turn off has been completed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. Might be snow above 7000′
Update from Valley Co Road Dept Wed (Sep 25) “Work is complete on the Stibnite road. I believe the contractor is still going to blade the road from Yellow Pine to Stibnite.”
From Midas Gold Sept 30: [A drilling] program is expected to take 3 weeks and will result in a small increase in traffic to and from Stibnite, starting on October 2nd, to bring the necessary equipment to and from site.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: No current report on road conditions. Probably snow above 7000′.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open and rough. Probably snow above 7000′.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warren Wagon Road: West of Payette Lake road is closed for construction Monday-Friday from 8am to noon and from 1pm to 5pm. Possibly thru Nov 1st.
Link to more info:

Secesh: Report Wednesday (Oct 2) “The snow melted off the road and most of the ground in Secesh.” -BJ
Report Friday (Oct 4) “Solid snow floor this am and snowing.” – BJ

Deadwood Summit: Old report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′ (currently offline)
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Road Reports Oct 2, 2019

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

Yellow Pine: Wet weather has settled the dust again. Please respect your neighbors and wildlife – slow down!
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway:
Monday (Sep 30) Warm Lake road is clear and dry
Wednesday (Oct 2) No snow at the Clear Creek turnoff
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (may be offline)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Update from FS Monday (Sep 30): Paving on the South Fork Salmon River Road was completed last week. There will be no further closures for the remainder of this year. Work will resume in the spring as weather conditions permit. The roadway is fully open. This is will be the last update until work resumes in spring 2020.
Oct 2: Second hand report that they paved the cut out spots, but some areas the new pavement is higher than the old.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Last report Friday (Sep 20) the road is still in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Report Monday (Sep 30) road is clear and dry.
Wednesday Oct 2 report from mail truck driver: The hills are pretty good, getting a little rough near the top. Lower JC is good.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Report Oct 1: “the road is ROUGH with no snow on the ground.” – AF
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Report Saturday (Sep 28) snowing and sticking to the road at Profile Gap. (Probably melted off by now?)
The culvert replacement project near the turn off has been completed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. Might be snow above 6000′
Update from Valley Co Road Dept Wed (Sep 25) “Work is complete on the Stibnite road. I believe the contractor is still going to blade the road from Yellow Pine to Stibnite.”
From Midas Gold Sept 30: [A drilling] program is expected to take 3 weeks and will result in a small increase in traffic to and from Stibnite, starting on October 2nd, to bring the necessary equipment to and from site.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Reported open June 30. No current report on road conditions. Probably snow above 6000′.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open and rough. Probably snow above 6000′.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warren Wagon Road: West of Payette Lake road is closed for construction Monday-Friday from 8am to noon and from 1pm to 5pm. Possibly thru Nov 1st.
Link to more info:

Secesh: Report Tuesday afternoon (Oct 1) “It has been snowing hard at 6,000′ in Secesh. At least 2″ on the car amidst the trees. Snow is sticking to the road.” – BJ

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th. Probably snow above 6000′.
Report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Report from VCSO Aug 14: Forest road 579, Landmark to Stanley Road, temporary closure planned from September 16th – Sept. 29th for maintenance.
Old report from BNF June 26th: Access to Deadwood Campgrounds is open along FS 579 road from State Highway 21. Access to Deadwood Campgrounds from FS 582 (Clear Creek Rd) to FS 579 is open. Cascade to Landmark access to Deadwood Campgrounds via FS 579 road is open. FS 555 road to Deadwood Campgrounds is too rough to travel and not a recommended route.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Sep 29, 2019

High elevation roads receiving snow this weekend. Be prepared for snow, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Wet weather has settled the dust again. Please respect your neighbors and wildlife – slow down!
link: Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Report of slushy snow on Big Creek summit Saturday (Sep 28) afternoon.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (currently offline)

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Waiting for an update from the FS. If they finished the paving then the road will be open for winter.
More info:
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Report Friday (Sep 20) the road is still in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Report during the storm Saturday (Sep 28) “road report – I left YP around noon via Johnson Creek snow/sleet started spitting as I left town. Heavy wet snow past Wapiti – covering the road as I climbed. Pavement was wet from the junction – slushy snow floor at Landmark (and Big Creek).” – DP
Multiple reports Friday (Sep 27) that the washboards are coming back on the upper end (better going out than coming in.) Lower Johnson Creek road is good.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Last report Sept 12: Rough. Probably snow up high Sept 28.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Report Saturday (Sep 28) snowing and sticking to the road at Profile Gap.
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photo courtesy Scott A
The culvert replacement project near the turn off has been completed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. Probably snow above 6000′
Update from Valley Co Road Dept Wed (Sep 25) “Work is complete on the Stibnite road. I believe the contractor is still going to blade the road from Yellow Pine to Stibnite.”
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: \No current report on road conditions. Probably snow above 6000′.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open and rough. Probably snow above 6000′.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warren Wagon Road: West of Payette Lake road is closed for construction Monday-Friday from 8am to noon and from 1pm to 5pm.

Secesh: Road is open to Secesh.

Stanley to Landmark: Forest road 579 temporary closure planned from September 16th – Sept. 29th for maintenance.
map link:

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Probably snow above 6000′.
Report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Report from VCSO Aug 14: Forest road 579, Landmark to Stanley Road, temporary closure planned from September 16th – Sept. 29th for maintenance.
Old report from BNF June 26th: Access to Deadwood Campgrounds is open along FS 579 road from State Highway 21. Access to Deadwood Campgrounds from FS 582 (Clear Creek Rd) to FS 579 is open. Cascade to Landmark access to Deadwood Campgrounds via FS 579 road is open. FS 555 road to Deadwood Campgrounds is too rough to travel and not a recommended route.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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