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Road Reports June 26, 2019

Johnson Creek, Lick Creek and Profile gap roads are open. Higher elevation roads have snow and are still closed. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are dusty. Please respect residents and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Work to repave Idaho Highway 55 from milepost 91 to milepost 97 near Smiths Ferry will begin Thursday, May 9th and continue until the end of June, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials. During the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should plan for delays of up to thirty minutes. Work will not be done after 12 noon Fridays through the weekends.
Report June 5: About a 20 minute delay for road work.

South Fork Road: Wednesday (June 26) mail truck driver says the road is excellent.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Wednesday (June 26) mail truck driver says the road is good.

Johnson Creek Road: Report Wednesday (June 26) mail truck driver (Dean) says the road is getting a little washboardy, but not bad, and not as many pot holes as last year at this time.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Open. Report Sunday (June 23) – passable with 4 wheel drive – MH
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Reported open June 23rd.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open Weekends only
Update from Midas June 21, 2019
OK Gravel is continuing the last bit of work to fully repair Stibnite Road. During construction, the Valley County Road and Bridge Department will continue to keep Stibnite Road closed to facilitate a faster construction process. When crews are not working on the road, it will be open for public access. This means the road will be open for public travel on the weekends. The road will open beginning Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and remain open until 7:00 a.m. Monday mornings. At this time, the road will remain closed during the week from 7:00 a.m. Monday until Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. in order to complete repairs on the road.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed.
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.

Secesh: Report June 3: The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Update 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.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Updated Road Reports June 23, 2019

Johnson Creek road and the road from Landmark to Deadwood are open, Profile summit will be open soon if it isn’t already. Lick Creek road is still closed. High elevation roads have a lot of snow and are still closed. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are dusty. Please respect residents and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Work to repave Idaho Highway 55 from milepost 91 to milepost 97 near Smiths Ferry will begin Thursday, May 9th and continue until the end of June, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials.
During the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should plan for delays of up to thirty minutes. Work will not be done after 12 noon Fridays through the weekends.
Last report June 5: About a 20 minute delay for road work.

South Fork Road: Open. No current report.
Note: The maintenance by Valley County has ended for the season and turned back to the USFS.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Open. No current report.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Report Wednesday (June 19) mail truck driver (Robert) says the road getting a little rough from all the traffic. He cut one downed tree that was sticking out into the road.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Report June 23 – passable with 4 wheel drive – MH
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Reported open June 23
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open Weekends only – closed during the week for repairs
Update from Midas June 21, 2019
OK Gravel is continuing the last bit of work to fully repair Stibnite Road. During construction, the Valley County Road and Bridge Department will continue to keep Stibnite Road closed to facilitate a faster construction process. When crews are not working on the road, it will be open for public access.
This means the road will be open for public travel on the weekends. The road will open beginning Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and remain open until 7:00 a.m. Monday mornings.
At this time, the road will remain closed during the week from 7:00 a.m. Monday until Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. in order to complete repairs on the road.
Photo from Midas Gold June 11:

Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed.
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.

Secesh: Report June 3: The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports June 19, 2019

We are getting wind this afternoon, watch for trees in the road. Johnson Creek road and the road from Landmark to Deadwood are open, Profile summit will be open soon. Lick Creek road is still closed. Many high elevation roads are still closed. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are dusty. Please respect residents and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Work to repave Idaho Highway 55 from milepost 91 to milepost 97 near Smiths Ferry will begin Thursday, May 9th and continue until the end of June, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials.
During the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should plan for delays of up to thirty minutes. Work will not be done after 12 noon Fridays through the weekends.
Report June 5: About a 20 minute delay for road work.

South Fork Road: Open. No current report.
Note: The maintenance by Valley County has ended for the season and turned back to the USFS.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Open. No current report.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Report Wednesday (June 19) mail truck driver (Robert) says the road getting a little rough from all the traffic. Cut one tree out that was sticking out into the road.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed.
Report Sunday June 16: Road still closed. “Still not passable with a truck but side by sides have been making it over.” – JB
20190616LickCreekRoad-a
photo by John B
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Soon
Report June 19th: the road to Big Creek will be open any day now. We were able to drive 4 wheelers within a 1/4 mile of the top on the BC side Sunday [June 16] afternoon. Vitas had cut all the trees out on the YP side last week.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to public for safety
Update from Midas Gold June 11:
The road is now passable with vehicles, but OK Gravel will continue to establish the grade around the corner. Please use caution, as construction will be going on for a while.

photo courtesy Midas gold
Stibnite Road Update June 14 (from Midas Gold)
OK Gravel is continuing its work to repair the final sections of Stibnite Road. Crews have been able to clear debris off of the road, so it is once again wide enough for vehicles. OK Gravel still must reestablish the grade of the road and clear debris that still remains on the road. To keep everyone safe, Stibnite Road will remain closed to the public while construction wraps up. OK Gravel, Midas Gold and the Valley County Road Superintendent maintain committed to opening the road as soon as possible.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed.
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.

Secesh: Report June 3: The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Updated Road Reports June 16, 2019

Johnson Creek road is open! High elevation roads are still closed, snow melting an inch or two each day, rivers are rising. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports. Update: Deadwood is open.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are getting quite dusty. Please respect residents and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Work to repave Idaho Highway 55 from milepost 91 to milepost 97 near Smiths Ferry will begin Thursday, May 9th and continue until the end of June, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials.
During the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should plan for delays of up to thirty minutes. Work will not be done after 12 noon Fridays through the weekends.
Report June 5: About a 20 minute delay for road work.

South Fork Road: Open, trees cut out.
Report Friday (June 7 – after wind storm) lots of trees down but had been cut out. – LH
Note: The maintenance by Valley County has ended for the season and turned back to the USFS.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report Thursday (June 6) One tree down on East Fork but someone cut a path. Still recommend watching tires. -AP

Johnson Creek Road: Open! Report Wednesday (June 12) mail truck driver (Dean) says the road is in great shape even though it has not been graded. (Valley County graded the road last fall right before winter closure.)
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
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.
Report by Miri G. June 8-10:
A bunch of medium and large trees down about a mile up from the mouth of Profile. You can drive to the big camp area, but not much further.
Cut up what I could and Cecil, with a backhoe was able to push half of it out of the way. See picture 6-8-19. After I took off hiking, Scott Amos (I am giving him credit as I challenged him to do it) was able to clear enough to get a 4 wheeler through. See picture 6-10-19.
Up a little further, more trees. Not as big, but still more trees. Another large tree rolled down the rocks, but broke into 3 movable pieces, see picture. The downed trees thin out as you go up. Another dozen along the slide area just before Missouri Ridge. A couple more after that and one large one just above Spring Creek (where they built the fire line straight up the hill, just north of Missouri Ridge.)
My definition of large tree today = at least 2 ft diameter, or about a 55 gallon barrel size. Also, too big to hug or step over.
On the Big Creek side, there are a lot of small and medium size trees, but all cut out for at least a 4 wheeler.
Snow on top is still 2-3 ft deep on the road at the sign, but the big drifts are still a lot deeper. If you could drive up the road you could get to the switchback at Red Metal Mine.
Photos:

Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to public for safety
Update from Midas Gold June 11:
The road is now passable with vehicles, but OK Gravel will continue to establish the grade around the corner. Please use caution, as construction will be going on for a while.

photo courtesy Midas gold
Stibnite Road Update June 14 (from Midas Gold)
OK Gravel is continuing its work to repair the final sections of Stibnite Road. Crews have been able to clear debris off of the road, so it is once again wide enough for vehicles. OK Gravel still must reestablish the grade of the road and clear debris that still remains on the road. To keep everyone safe, Stibnite Road will remain closed to the public while construction wraps up. OK Gravel, Midas Gold and the Valley County Road Superintendent maintain committed to opening the road as soon as possible.
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.

Secesh: Report June 3: The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

Deadwood Summit: Open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports June 12, 2019

Johnson Creek road is open! High elevation roads are still closed, snow melting an inch or two each day, rivers are rising. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Dry and warm the last few days, local streets are dusty. Please respect residents and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Work to repave Idaho Highway 55 from milepost 91 to milepost 97 near Smiths Ferry will begin Thursday, May 9th and continue until the end of June, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials.
During the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should plan for delays of up to thirty minutes. Work will not be done after 12 noon Fridays through the weekends.
Report June 5: About a 20 minute delay for road work.

South Fork Road: Open, trees cut out.
Report Friday (June 7 – after wind storm) lots of trees down but had been cut out. – LH
Note: The maintenance by Valley County has ended for the season and turned back to the USFS.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report Thursday (June 6) One tree down on East Fork but someone cut a path. Still recommend watching tires. -AP

Johnson Creek Road: Open! Report Wednesday (June 12) mail truck driver (Dean) says the road is in great shape even though it has not been graded. (Valley County graded the road last fall right before winter closure.)
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
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.
Teport by Miri G. June 8-10:
A bunch of medium and large trees down about a mile up from the mouth of Profile. You can drive to the big camp area, but not much further.
Cut up what I could and Cecil, with a backhoe was able to push half of it out of the way. See picture 6-8-19. After I took off hiking, Scott Amos (I am giving him credit as I challenged him to do it) was able to clear enough to get a 4 wheeler through. See picture 6-10-19.
Up a little further, more trees. Not as big, but still more trees. Another large tree rolled down the rocks, but broke into 3 movable pieces, see picture. The downed trees thin out as you go up. Another dozen along the slide area just before Missouri Ridge. A couple more after that and one large one just above Spring Creek (where they built the fire line straight up the hill, just north of Missouri Ridge.)
My definition of large tree today = at least 2 ft diameter, or about a 55 gallon barrel size. Also, too big to hug or step over.
On the Big Creek side, there are a lot of small and medium size trees, but all cut out for at least a 4 wheeler.
Snow on top is still 2-3 ft deep on the road at the sign, but the big drifts are still a lot deeper. If you could drive up the road you could get to the switchback at Red Metal Mine.
Photo gallery:


Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open – sort of…
Update from Midas Gold June 11:
The road is now passable with vehicles, but OK Gravel will continue to establish the grade around the corner. Please use caution, as construction will be going on for a while.
20190611StibniteRoad-a
photo courtesy Midas gold
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.

Secesh: Report June 3: The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Updated Road Report June 9, 2019

Johnson Creek road is open! High elevation roads are still closed, snow melting an inch or two each day, rivers are rising. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: A little rain in the last few days settled the dust but it will dry out this week. Please respect residents and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Work to repave Idaho Highway 55 from milepost 91 to milepost 97 near Smiths Ferry will begin Thursday, May 9th and continue until the end of June, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials.
During the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should plan for delays of up to thirty minutes. Work will not be done after 12 noon Fridays through the weekends.
Report June 5: About a 20 minute delay for road work.

South Fork Road: Report Thursday (June 6) Went out South Fork this morning. Everything was great. -AP
Report Friday (June 7 – after wind storm) lots of trees down but had been cut out. – LH
Note: The maintenance by Valley County has ended for the season and turned back to the USFS.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report Thursday (June 6) One tree down on East Fork but someone cut a path. Still recommend watching tires. -AP

Johnson Creek Road: Open! Mail truck is coming in via Johnson Creek. Robert said the county patrol went out that way June 3rd, knocking rocks off and pushing trees out of the way. Not graded.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
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. Update afternoon June 9th: There is a HUGE tree down across the road. – PS
Last Report June 2: We came out today. There is about 4 feet of snow at Profile Gap. Snowline is down about 2 miles on each side of Profile Gap. We took some pictures and they can be viewed at the following link:
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Road is still closed beyond the Profile turn off. The slide is in the Tamarack Creek area.
Update June 7 (from Midas Gold):
Work continues to fully reopen Stibnite Road. OK Gravel will be back in Yellow Pine early next week to complete the stretch of road where work has been authorized. Valley County is still waiting to receive permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward on repairing the final section of Stibnite Road impacted by the avalanche. Once Valley County receives its new permit, it will take at least another week of clearing and construction to make the road passable . Everyone on the project remains committed to opening the road as safely and quickly as possible.
The storms that passed through the Yellow Pine area late this week caused some trees to fall on Stibnite Road. Midas Gold employees are working to remove the fallen trees and debris from the road.
link to Midas Gold FB gallery:
Update June 9 (from Midas Gold)
Late Friday, the Valley County Road Superintendent received the final permit needed from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to start work on the last section of the washed out road. Work will start on Monday.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles (snow and the Stibnite Slide.)
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.

Secesh: Report June 3: The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports June 5, 2019

Johnson Creek road is open! High elevation roads are still closed, snow is melting an inch or two each day, rivers are rising. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Streets are drying out and getting dusty. Please respect residents and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Work to repave Idaho Highway 55 from milepost 91 to milepost 97 near Smiths Ferry will begin Thursday, May 9th and continue until the end of June, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials. During the work, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should plan for delays of up to thirty minutes. Work will not be done after 12 noon Fridays through the weekends.

South Fork Road: Report Tuesday (June 4) road is good, no obstructions.
Note: The maintenance by Valley County has ended for the season and turned back to the USFS.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report Wednesday (June 5) a little rough, not bad, no rocks down.

Johnson Creek Road: Open! Mail truck is coming in via Johnson Creek. Robert said the county patrol went out that way, knocking rocks off and pushing trees out of the way.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
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.
Report June 2: We came out today. There is about 4 feet of snow at Profile Gap. Snowline is down about 2 miles on each side of Profile Gap. We took some pictures and they can be viewed at the following link:
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Road is still closed beyond the Profile turn off. The slide is in the Tamarack Creek area. The contractor has resumed work on the slide area this week.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles (snow and the Stibnite Slide.)
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.

Secesh: Report June 3: The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

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