Category Archives: Road Reports

Road Report Feb 23

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

Yellow Pine: We received a scant 3/4″ of snow from yesterday’s storm, now an average of 11″ of snow on the flat. Very cold temperatures (zero this morning.) Local streets have an ice base with a layer of snow on top, rather slick in places.
Click for Local Forecast.

Note: No current road reports, conditions are probably similar, just more snow.

Warm Lake Highway: (Feb 21) Mail truck driver reports snow on the road “clear to Cascade”.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: (Feb 21) Mail truck driver reports the road is snow covered, no rocks or trees to move.
Tea Pot Weather Station (5175′)

EFSF Road: (Feb 21) Mail truck driver reports the recent snow has improved traction on the EFSF road (ice base.)

Lower Johnson Creek Road: (Feb 21) “Johnson Creek Rd from at least airport and I’m sure from Wapiti Ranch. Snow floor, good conditions.”
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: (Feb 1) “Trail is great from Warm Lake to Yellow Pine.”
Per County Groomer report – “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows 1/11/18”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail Report: Old report (Jan 20) that trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Lick Creek for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail report: Old report (Jan 20) that the trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Profile Summit for skiing. Snowmobilers went to Big Creek over the holiday weekend.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Last report Dec 13: Open, chains advised, icy.

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.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Feb 21

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

Yellow Pine: Traces of snow fell the last 2 days, very cold temperatures (-5F Tuesday morning, 10F this morning.) Local streets have an ice base with a skiff of snow on top, rather slick in places, snow has not bonded well with the ice. Average of 10″ of snow on the flat.
Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: (Feb 21) Mail truck driver reports snow on the road “clear to Cascade”.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: (Feb 21) Mail truck driver reports the road is snow covered, no rocks or trees to move.
Tea Pot Weather Station (5175′)

EFSF Road: (Feb 21) Mail truck driver reports the recent snow has improved traction on the EFSF road (ice base.)

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report. (Feb 7) report that the road is rather icy, advised to drive slow.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: (Feb 1) “Trail is great from Warm Lake to Yellow Pine.”
Per County Groomer report – “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows 1/11/18”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail Report: Old report (Jan 20) that trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Lick Creek for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail report: Old report (Jan 20) that the trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Profile Summit for skiing. (Over the weekend snowmobilers went to Big Creek, but no trail report.)
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Last report Dec 13: Open, chains advised, icy.

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.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Feb 18

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

Yellow Pine: In the last couple of days we have had wind, snow and rain. This morning measured 9″ of snow on the flat. Local streets are snow/ice covered and slick in places, the new snow helped improve traction on the street, however paths are very icy.
Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: No current report. (Feb 14) Bare pavement from Cascade to Scott Valley, patchy snow “hit or miss” over the summit, ice in the shady spots, bare pavement in the open.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: No current report. (Feb 14) Lots of bare pavement on the lower end. Upper end ruts are down to pavement, icy in the shady spots.
Tea Pot Weather Station (5175′)

EFSF Road: (Feb 16) The snow on the 15th improved traction, however conditions have probably changed.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report. (Feb 7) report that the road is rather icy, advised to drive slow.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: (Feb 1) “Trail is great from Warm Lake to Yellow Pine.”
Per County Groomer report – “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows 1/11/18”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail Report: Old report (Jan 20) that trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Lick Creek for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail report: Old report (Jan 20) that the trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Profile Summit for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Last report Dec 13: Open, chains advised, icy.

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.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Feb 14

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

Yellow Pine: Snowing today in Yellow Pine, 7″ of old crusty snow and a skiff of new by noon. Local streets are snow/ice covered and very slick, a few bare spots.
Click for Local Forecast (1-3″ snow for YP.)

Warm Lake Highway: (Feb 14) Bare pavement from Cascade to Scott Valley, patchy snow “hit or miss” over the summit, ice in the shady spots, bare pavement in the open, not much new snow yet.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: (Feb 14) Reported to be “not bad yet, snowing.” Bare pavement on the lower end. Upper end ruts are down to pavement, icy in the shady spots.
Tea Pot Weather Station (5175′)

EFSF Road: (Feb 14) 3/4th of the EFSF road is solid ice and very slick.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report. (Feb 7) report that the road is rather icy, advised to drive slow.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: (Feb 1) “Trail is great from Warm Lake to Yellow Pine.”
Per County Groomer report – “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows 1/11/18”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail Report: Old report (Jan 20) that trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Lick Creek for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail report: Old report (Jan 20) that the trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Profile Summit for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Last report Dec 13: Open, chains advised, icy.

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.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Feb 11

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

Yellow Pine: Dry warmer weather in the last few days, about 7.5″ of old snow on the flat, open ground under trees, patchy snow on south facing hillsides. Local streets are pretty much solid ice (some bare spots) the traction depends on the time of day, good and grippy when it is cold, very slick during the melt period during the day.
Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: No current report. (Feb 7) Bare pavement from Cascade to Scott Valley, patchy snow (ice in the shade on the Cascade side of the summit.) This side of the summit has snow floor and slick in the shady parts.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: No current report. Lots of bare pavement on the lower end. Upper end ruts are down to pavement, icy in the shady spots.
Tea Pot Weather Station (5175′)

EFSF Road: No current report. (Feb 7) the lower end is rough and breaking up, the upper end is solid ice.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report. (Feb 7) report that the road is rather icy, advised to drive slow.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: (Feb 1) “Trail is great from Warm Lake to Yellow Pine.”
Per County Groomer report – “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows 1/11/18”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail Report: Old report (Jan 20) that trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Lick Creek for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail report: Old report (Jan 20) that the trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Profile Summit for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Last report Dec 13: Open, chains advised, icy.

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.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Feb 7

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

Yellow Pine: Local streets are snow/ice covered, a few bare spots. Currently we have 8″ of old snow on the flat, some south facing hillsides have patchy snow, bare ground under trees growing larger.
Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: (Feb 7) Bare pavement from Cascade to Scott Valley, patchy snow (ice in the shade) on the Cascade side of the summit. This side of the summit has snow floor and slick in the shady parts.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: Lots of bare pavement on the lower end. Upper end ruts are down to pavement, icy in the shady spots.
Tea Pot Weather Station (5175′)

EFSF Road: (Feb 7) the lower end is rough and breaking up, the upper end is solid ice.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: (Feb 7) report that the road is rather icy, advised to drive slow.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: (Feb 1) “Trail is great from Warm Lake to Yellow Pine.”
Per County Groomer report – “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows 1/11/18”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail Report: Have a report (Jan 20) that trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Lick Creek for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail report: Have a report (Jan 20) that the trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Profile Summit for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Last report Dec 13: Open, chains advised, icy.

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.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report Feb 4

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

Yellow Pine: The high Feb 3rd was 50 degrees! Warm and sprinkling rain today. Measured an average of 8.5″ of wet snow on the ground. Local streets are snow covered, breaking up in some places and icy in others. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: No current report. (Jan 31) mail truck driver reports Warm Lake Highway is “in good shape”.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: No current report. (Feb 2) mail truck driver said the South Fork road was slow going, snow and ice up high. Bare spots on the lower end are drying out.
Tea Pot Weather Station (5175′)

EFSF Road: No current report. (Feb 2) mail truck driver said the recent snow helped a little, but the road is still pretty icy in places and slick.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report. (Jan 24) a report that the lower part was plowed out to Wapiti Meadow, road is/was smooth and snow floor has good traction. (Probably some icy places by now.)
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark to wheeled vehicles for the winter.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: (Feb 1) “Trail is great from Warm Lake to Yellow Pine.”
Per County Groomer report – “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows 1/11/18”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail Report: Have a report (Jan 20) that trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Lick Creek for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to wheeled vehicles.
Trail report: Have a report (Jan 20) that the trail had been packed from Yellow Pine to Profile Summit for skiing.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Last report Dec 13: Open, chains advised, icy.

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.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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