Category Archives: Road Reports

Road Report April 18

Note: Spring road conditions change quickly. It is “Rock Migration” season! Be prepared for rocks and trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We had quite a bit of rain Sunday night/Monday morning, snowed Tuesday morning (and melted.) Local streets are bare and a bit muddy, pot holes full of water. Most of the snow is gone, just a few piles where it slid off north facing roofs. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: (April 18) mail truck driver (Robert) reports Warm Lake Highway is snow free over the summit, road is in good shape.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

* South Fork Salmon River Road Load Restrictions – A few weeks ago, the spring load restrictions were placed on the South Fork Salmon River Road. These restrictions will remain on the road until June 1 or earlier if conditions warrant and the signage is removed.
MapNotice:
South Fork Road: (April 18) mail truck driver reports bare pavement all the way in, no rocks to move. Lots of snow in the high elevations. (Elk herd this side of Reed Ranch.)
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: (April 18) mail truck driver said he didn’t have to move any rocks this morning, but there are smaller rocks to dodge. The road is roughest (pot holes) between Eiguren Ranch and Yellow Pine.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Old report to watch for rocks coming down on the road this side of the airport bridge.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark for winter to full sized vehicles.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Last groomed by county Jan 11th: “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles. Open between Yellow Pine and Zena Creek Ranch.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. No current report, conditions have changed.

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.
Trail Report: (Apr 14) 4-wheelers made it half way to the summit.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Trail Report: Groomed by county Landmark to Deadwood Summit 3/26/18
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Report April 17

South Fork Salmon River Road Load Restrictions

Payette National Forest April 17, 2018

A few weeks ago, the spring load restrictions were placed on the South Fork Salmon River Road. These restrictions will remain on the road until June 1 or earlier if conditions warrant and the signage is removed.

Will Perry, PE
Supervisory Civil Engineer
Payette National Forest, Supervisor’s Office

Map:
Notice:
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Road Reports April 15

Note: Spring road conditions change quickly. It is “Rock Migration” season! Be prepared for icy roads, snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We have had rain showers and a little snow (melted) in the past few days. Locals streets are bare, muddy soft edges, pot holes full of water. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: Last report (Apr 11) mail truck driver (Robert) says the highway is in “good shape”.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: Last report (Apr 11) mail truck driver said he had to stop 5 times to move rocks out of the road, lots of smaller rocks came down.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: Last report (Apr 11) mail truck driver said someone had gone out and cleared the bigger rocks off the EFSF road. The worst part is between the Eiguren Ranch and Yellow Pine (rough.)

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last report (Apr 11) a report of a boulder in the road out near the dump and a slide partily blocking the road near the airstrip. Ziva and crew went out and cleared the road.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark for winter to full sized vehicles.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Last groomed by county Jan 11th: “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. No current report, conditions have changed.

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.
Trail Report: (Apr 14) 4-wheelers made it half way to the summit.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Trail Report: Groomed by county Landmark to Deadwood Summit 3/26/18
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Updated Road Report April 11

Note: Spring road conditions change quickly. It is “Rock Migration” season! Be prepared for icy roads, snow at high elevations and rocks/trees falling in the road. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We had quite a storm last night, hard rain and then an inch of snow fell (0.83″ of water in 24 hours.) Local streets were pretty much bare by lunch time, pot holes full of water. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: (Apr 11) mail truck driver (Robert) says the highway is in “good shape”, a little snow on the road on the west side of the summit.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: (April 11) mail truck driver said he had to stop 5 times to move rocks out of the road, lots of smaller rocks came down.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: (Apr 11) mail truck driver said someone had gone out and cleared the bigger rocks off the EFSF road. The worst part is between the Eiguren Ranch and Yellow Pine (rough.)

*Updated: Lower Johnson Creek Road: (Apr 11) Ziva reports she supervised the removal of a large boulder that was nearly blocking the road out by the dump. Then they went and cleared a slide that was nearly blocking the road out by the airstrip. 
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark for winter to full sized vehicles.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Last groomed by county Jan 11th: “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. No current report, conditions have changed.

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.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Trail Report: Groomed by county Landmark to Deadwood Summit 3/26/18
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Reports April 8

Note: Spring road conditions change quickly. It is “Rock Migration” season! 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 mostly bare and muddy, icy patches in the shade. We had quite a bit of rain in the last 24 hours, pot holes full of water. Snow line was about 5000′ this morning. Patches of snow remain in the shade. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: (Apr 4) mail truck driver (Ray) says the highway is in “good shape”. Note: there may be some new snow this morning.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: No current report, but folks that left to go out this morning have not come back, so the road must still be open.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: (Apr 8) report from the Fish People that the road is open all the way to the Secesh, no big rocks reported.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report, probably a lot of bare ground and patchy ice/slush in the shade.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark for winter to full sized vehicles.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Last groomed by county Jan 11th: “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. No current report, conditions have changed.

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.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Trail Report: Groomed by county Landmark to Deadwood Summit 3/26/18
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Reports April 4

Note: Spring road conditions change quickly. It is “Rock Migration” season! 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 mostly bare, icy patches in the shade. Freezing at night and melting during the day. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: (Apr 4) mail truck driver (Ray) says the highway is in “good shape”.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: (Apr 4) mail truck driver (Ray) said the South Fork had been bladed the full length.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: (Apr 5) mail truck driver (Ray) said the EFSF is getting better, not as many rocks, however a boulder had come down in the “bowling alley” and someone moved it so you can get around it.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: (Mar 23) from Yellow Pine to the Transfer Station – slushy ruts, rough road, icy patches.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark for winter to full sized vehicles.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Last groomed by county Jan 11th: “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. No current report, conditions have changed.

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.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Trail Report: Groomed by county Landmark to Deadwood Summit 3/26/18
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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Road Reports April 1

Note: Spring road conditions change quickly. It is “Rock Migration” season! 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 mostly bare, what remains in the shade is icy in the morning and slushy in the afternoon. A lot of snow has melted in the last 3 days! We are still having the freeze/thaw with temperatures in the 20’s at night. Click for Local Forecast.

Warm Lake Highway: (Mar 28) mail truck driver (Ray) says the highway is bare, just a little snow/ice over the summit.
Big Creek Summit SNOTEL station 6580′

South Fork Road: (Mar 28) mail truck driver said the South Fork is nearly bare, even the upper end has ruts showing pavement.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′

EFSF Road: (Mar 28) mail truck driver said the worst part of the road is from Harriman’s cabin to Yellow Pine, ice and ruts. Not many rocks to dodge today.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: (Mar 23) from Yellow Pine to the Transfer Station – slushy ruts, rough road.
Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed at Landmark for winter to full sized vehicles.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Snowmobile Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Last groomed by county Jan 11th: “Johnson Cr Rd – Landmark to Wapiti Meadows”
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
http://www.ruralnetwork.net/~yellowpinecm/

Lick Creek: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed for winter to full sized vehicles.
Trail report: No current report, conditions have changed.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open. No current report, conditions have changed.

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.
Trail Report: No current report, conditions have changed.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report.
Trail Report: Groomed by county Landmark to Deadwood Summit 3/26/18
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
Deadwood Summit SNOTEL station 6860′
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