Category Archives: Road Reports

Road Report Dec 10

Note: Winter road conditions change quickly. Be prepared for snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We have had cold dry weather the last few day. We still have 3″ of old snow on the ground (not melting), local streets are snow covered and a bit slick. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: Last report Dec 6 – County plowed Warm Lake highway after the last storm. Big Creek summit is snow packed and slick.
Big Creek Summit snowtel shows 33″ of snow.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: Last report Dec 6 – mail truck driver reports snow covered roads until reaching the lower end of the South Fork, where the snow had melted and refroze into ice, very slick, “plenty of rocks to dodge.”

EFSF Road: Last report Dec 6 – mail truck driver reports the lower end of the EFSF is “pure ice”, then snow floor to Yellow Pine. Lots of rocks to dodge in the usual places, no trees down.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter. (No current report) Lower Johnson Creek road was reported 2 weeks ago to be “terrible” with pot holes and snow.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
(Note: MTE is aware the webcam is down, says it is “frozen”.)

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: Lick Creek Summit has an elevation of 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: (Last report Nov 21) Open, chains advised.

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed at Stibnite with snow. Truck reported to be stuck for the winter on the other side of Monumental.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed. (This is the road that goes from Big Creek/Edwardsburg up over Elk Summer, down to the South Fork of the Salmon River by Trails End Subdivision, then over to Warrens.)
Note: Elk Summit is at an elevation of nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Deadwood snotel showing 41″ of snow.
Note: The Approx Elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet (2,098 m)
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Dec 8

Note: Winter road conditions change quickly. Be prepared for snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We still have 3″ of old snow on the ground and very cold weather (not melting), local streets are snow covered and a bit slick. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: Dec 6 – County plowed Warm Lake highway after the last storm. Big Creek summit is snow packed and slick.
Big Creek Summit snowtel shows 34″ of snow.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: Dec 6 – mail truck driver reports snow covered roads until reaching the lower end of the South Fork, where the snow had melted and refroze into ice, very slick, “plenty of rocks to dodge.”

EFSF Road: Dec 6 – mail truck driver reports the lower end of the EFSF is “pure ice”, then snow floor to Yellow Pine. Lots of rocks to dodge in the usual places, no trees down.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter. (No current report) Lower Johnson Creek road was reported 2 weeks ago to be “terrible” with pot holes and snow.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/
(Note: MTE is aware the webcam is down.)

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: Lick Creek Summit has an elevation of 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: (Nov 21) Open, chains advised.

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed at Stibnite with snow. Truck reported to be stuck for the winter on the other side of Monumental.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed. (This is the road that goes from Big Creek/Edwardsburg up over Elk Summer, down to the South Fork of the Salmon River by Trails End Subdivision, then over to Warrens.)
Note: Elk Summit is at an elevation of nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Deadwood snotel showing 42″ of snow (10″ new).
Note: The Approx Elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet (2,098 m)
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Dec 6

Note: Winter road conditions change quickly. Be prepared for snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We still have 3″ of snow on the ground and very cold weather (not melting), local streets are snow covered and a bit slick. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: Dec 6 – County plowed Warm Lake highway after the last storm. Big Creek summit is snow packed and slick.
Big Creek Summit snowtel shows 33″ of snow.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: Dec 6 – mail truck driver reports snow covered roads until reaching the lower end of the South Fork, where the snow had melted and refroze into ice, very slick, “plenty of rocks to dodge.”

EFSF Road: Dec 6 – mail truck driver reports the lower end of the EFSF is “pure ice”, then snow floor to Yellow Pine. Lots of rocks to dodge in the usual places, no trees down.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter. (No current report) Lower Johnson Creek road was reported 2 weeks ago to be “terrible” with pot holes and snow.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/
(Note: MTE is aware the webcam is down.)
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: Lick Creek Summit has an elevation of 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: (Nov 21) Open, chains advised.

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed at Stibnite with snow. Truck reported to be stuck for the winter on the other side of Monumental.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed. (This is the road that goes from Big Creek/Edwardsburg up over Elk Summer, down to the South Fork of the Salmon River by Trails End Subdivision, then over to Warrens.)
Note: Elk Summit is at an elevation of nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Deadwood snotel showing 43″ of snow (10″ new).
Note: The Approx Elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet (2,098 m)
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Dec 3

Note: Winter road conditions change quickly. Be prepared for snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We had 3″ of heavy wet snow fall overnight, local streets are snow covered and a bit slick. Currently there is a Winter Weather Advisory until 2pm this afternoon.  Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: (No current report) Highway will probably be snow covered and slick in the shady spots.
Big Creek Summit snowtel shows 35″ of snow (10″ new).
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: (No current report) Probably snow cover on the pavement most of the way down. Reports of “plenty of rocks” to dodge.

EFSF Road: (No current report) Probably snowy especially on this end. Reports of “lots of rocks” coming down in the “bowling alley”.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter. (No current report) Lower Johnson Creek road was reported last week to be “terrible” with pot holes and snow.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam (not working the last few days):
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Old report from Saturday (Nov 4) “Lick Creek summit was not passable today. Already 16 inches of snow on the flat before reaching the pass.” – J&N B

Note: Lick Creek Summit has an elevation of 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: (Nov 21) Open, chains advised.

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed at Stibnite with snow. Truck reported to be stuck for the winter on the other side of Monumental.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed. (This is the road that goes from Big Creek/Edwardsburg up over Elk Summer, down to the South Fork of the Salmon River by Trails End Subdivision, then over to Warrens.)
Note: Elk Summit is at an elevation of nearly 9000 feet.

Report from Burgdorf Hot Springs Thurs (Nov 23) “Although we are currently closed while the road gets more & more snow and turns into a snowmobile trail, we will be reopening Dec 21st for the winter season. Until then, we wish you the very best holiday cheer and hibernation joy!”

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Deadwood snotel showing 44″ of snow (10″ new).
Note: The Approx Elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet (2,098 m)
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Updated – Road Report Dec 1

Note: Winter road conditions change quickly. Be prepared for snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We had dry and cold weather the last 2 day, now 1.5″ of snow on the ground, local streets are dusted with snow, ice in the shady places. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: New report Dec 1: mail truck driver said the road over Big Creek summit has about an inch of packed snow and slick.
Big Creek Summit snowtel shows 27″ of snow.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: New report Dec 1: mail truck driver said the road is slick until you get down to the last 4 or 5 miles. “Plenty of rocks.”

EFSF Road: (No current report) Nov 29, mail truck driver reports the EFSF road snow free on the lower part for a few miles, then snow cover the rest of the way to Yellow Pine. “Plenty of rocks. The snow hides the pot holes.”

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter. (No current report) Lower Johnson Creek road was reported last week to be “terrible” with pot holes and snow.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Old report from Saturday (Nov 4) “Lick Creek summit was not passable today. Already 16 inches of snow on the flat before reaching the pass.” – J&N B

Note: Lick Creek Summit has an elevation of 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: (Nov 21) Open, chains advised.

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed at Stibnite with snow. Truck reported to be stuck for the winter on the other side of Monumental.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed. (This is the road that goes from Big Creek/Edwardsburg up over Elk Summer, down to the South Fork of the Salmon River by Trails End Subdivision, then over to Warrens.)
Note: Elk Summit is at an elevation of nearly 9000 feet.

Report from Burgdorf Hot Springs Thurs (Nov 23) “Although we are currently closed while the road gets more & more snow and turns into a snowmobile trail, we will be reopening Dec 21st for the winter season. Until then, we wish you the very best holiday cheer and hibernation joy!”

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Deadwood snotel showing 34″ of snow.
Note: The Approx Elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet (2,098 m)
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′

Golden Gate Road: Closed.

Sugar Creek Road: Closed.
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Road Report Nov 29

Note: Winter road conditions change quickly. Be prepared for snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We had 2.5″ of snow fall last night, local streets are snow covered. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: Nov 29, mail truck driver said the highway had been plowed, however there is snow on the road and it is a bit slippery.
Big Creek Summit snowtel shows 28″ of snow.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: Nov 29, mail truck driver said there is snow on the road until you get down to the lower 4 or 5 miles. “Plenty of rocks.”

EFSF Road: Nov 29, mail truck driver reports the EFSF road snow free on the lower part for a few miles, then snow cover the rest of the way to Yellow Pine. “Plenty of rocks. The snow hides the pot holes.”

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter. Lower Johnson Creek road has been reported to be “terrible” with pot holes and snow.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Old report from Saturday (Nov 4) “Lick Creek summit was not passable today. Already 16 inches of snow on the flat before reaching the pass.” – J&N B

Note: Lick Creek Summit has an elevation of 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: (Nov 21) Open, chains advised.

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed at Stibnite with snow. Truck reported to be stuck for the winter on the other side of Monumental.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed. (This is the road that goes from Big Creek/Edwardsburg up over Elk Summer, down to the South Fork of the Salmon River by Trails End Subdivision, then over to Warrens.)
Note: Elk Summit is at an elevation of nearly 9000 feet.

Report from Burgdorf Hot Springs Thurs (Nov 23) “Although we are currently closed while the road gets more & more snow and turns into a snowmobile trail, we will be reopening Dec 21st for the winter season. Until then, we wish you the very best holiday cheer and hibernation joy!”

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Deadwood snotel showing 35″ of snow.
Note: The Approx Elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet (2,098 m)
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′

Golden Gate Road: Closed.

Sugar Creek Road: Closed.
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Road Report Nov 26

Note: Be prepared for winter driving this time of year, road conditions change quickly. Be prepared for snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Unusually warm temperatures, breezes and rain in the last few days has melted most of our old snow. The streets are mostly bare with patches of ice and slush in the shade. Click for Local Forecast

Warm Lake Highway: Big Creek Summit snowtel shows 24″ of snow. Report Nov 24: Warm Lake Highway has black ice, especially in the shade on the Cascade side of the summit.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: Report from Nov 24, black ice up high in the early morning and rocks all over the road.

EFSF Road: Report from Nov 24, bare road from So Fork to Eiguren Ranch, then snow/ice patches to Yellow Pine. Rocks coming down in the “bowling alley” (some large boulders moved last Monday). The pot holes are getting pretty bad on this upper end of the road.

Johnson Creek Road: Upper end closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter. Lower Johnson Creek road was reported “terrible” with pot holes and snow.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles. Old report from Saturday (Nov 4) “Lick Creek summit was not passable today. Already 16 inches of snow on the flat before reaching the pass.” – J&N B

Note: Lick Creek Summit has an elevation of 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: (Nov 21) Open, chains advised.

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed at Monumental summit with snow. Truck reported to be stuck for the winter on the other side.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed. (This is the road that goes from Big Creek/Edwardsburg up over Elk Summer, down to the South Fork of the Salmon River by Trails End Subdivision, then over to Warrens.)
Note: Elk Summit is at an elevation of nearly 9000 feet.

Report from Burgdorf Hot Springs Thurs (Nov 23) “Although we are currently closed while the road gets more & more snow and turns into a snowmobile trail, we will be reopening Dec 21st for the winter season. Until then, we wish you the very best holiday cheer and hibernation joy!”

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Deadwood snotel showing 35″ of snow.
Note: The Approx Elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet (2,098 m)
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′

Golden Gate Road: Closed.

Sugar Creek Road: Closed.
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