Category Archives: Road Reports

Road Reports Jan 19, 2022

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: This morning an average of 18″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed, icy in some places, main paths have been plowed. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 19) mail truck driver says there are a few open patches of pavement on the road. A little icy in the shade.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 12) mail truck driver says packed snow floor up top, some bare patches on the lower part, icy in the shade.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 19) mail truck driver says snow floor and icy in spots. No rocks.

Upper Johnson Creek Road (Trail): Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report Monday (Jan 17) “to watch for a small slide “toward the top of Landmark, on Warm Lake Rd.” Video posted on YP General Store’s FB page. Looks like you can get around it.
Report Wednesday (Jan 12) report the county groomer worked the trail between Warm Lake and Wapiti Meadow Ranch
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open
No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images.)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
Jan 9th evening update: “The road is about 12 feet wide right now. Plowed and drivable. Most turn outs are open. Access to Profile creek turn around is plow out also. We will keep working on it this week. Not perfect but passable.” – Dave
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:

Payette Avalanche Center Link:
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Road Reports Jan 16, 2022

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: This morning an average of 18 1/2″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed, icy in some places, main paths have been plowed. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Wednesday (Jan 12) county grader has cleaned up Big Creek Summit to Warm lake.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Wednesday (Jan 12) mail truck driver reports packed snow floor, icy spots on the lower end.

January 9th: photo courtesy Scott A
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Wednesday (Jan 12) mail truck driver reports smooth snow pack, but icy in spots. No rocks.

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report Wednesday (Jan 12) report the county groomer worked the trail between Warm Lake and Wapiti Meadow Ranch
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open – No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images.)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
Jan 9th evening update: “The road is about 12 feet wide right now. Plowed and drivable. Most turn outs are open. Access to Profile creek turn around is plow out also. We will keep working on it this week. Not perfect but passable.” – Dave
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:

Payette Avalanche Center Link:
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Road Reports Jan 12, 2022

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: This morning an average of 20″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed, icy in some places, main paths were plowed last Wednesday. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Wednesday (Jan 12) mail truck driver reports the county grader has cleaned up Big Creek Summit to Warm lake.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Wednesday (Jan 12) mail truck driver reports packed snow floor, icy spots on the lower end.
Report Sunday evening (Jan 9) local plow got the road pushed open today. Said there is still a lot of snow up there, travel at your own risk.
20220109SouthForkRoad-a
photo courtesy Scott A
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Wednesday (Jan 12) mail truck driver reports smooth snow pack, but icy in spots. No rocks.
Thursday (Jan 6) local operator plowed the road.

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Trail report Saturday (Jan 8) “6 of us cleared trail all the way out to North Shore Lodge, and back, today. It was deep on Johnson Creek, and really chewed up on Warm Lake down Landmark. But a path is open! There were quite a few snowmobiles out and about on Warm Lake. I will be attending a groomers meeting next week, so hopefully I can get a status update on when they are going to be sending a groomer our way.” -Josh
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open – No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images.)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
Jan 9th evening update: “The road is about 12 feet wide right now. Plowed and drivable. Most turn outs are open. Access to Profile creek turn around is plow out also. We will keep working on it this week. Not perfect but passable.” – Dave
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:

Payette Avalanche Center Link:
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Updated Road Reports Jan 9, 2022

Report late Sunday that the South Fork road has been opened. There is still a lot of snow, so travel at your own risk.

Report Sunday night that the Stibnite road has been cleared, travel at your own risk.

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: This morning an average of 20 1/2″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed and the slush has frozen, main paths were plowed last Wednesday. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Saturday (Jan 8) report highway has been cleared as far as Warm Lake.
Friday (Jan 7) travel not advised unless well prepared.
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports a foot of snow over the summit. County plow truck stuck on the side of the road, this side of Big Creek summit. (Had to chain up.)
Update: Later on Wednesday received report that plow was pulled out and county crews working on clearing snow.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Sunday evening (Jan 9) local plow got the road pushed open today. Said there is still a lot of snow up there, travel at your own risk.
Report Saturday (Jan 8) the upper end has foot deep icy ruts, travel not advised!
Report Friday mid-day (Jan 7) from Valley County: “South Fork road is not open for travel. We will be able to open it as soon as we get a grader repaired to use. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
Report Friday morning (Jan 7) mail truck could not make it in, deep snow and slides blocking the road.
Report Thursday (Jan 6) local operator went out to plow, cut 11 trees out of the road, made it as far as the Poverty Flats area before the slides got too deep and heavy for the small plow truck.
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports 5-8″ snow on the road (not plowed yet.) Heavy snow bending trees down.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Thursday (Jan 6) local operator plowed the road.
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports 5-8″ snow on the road (not plowed yet.)

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report Saturday (Jan 8) “6 of us cleared trail all the way out to North Shore Lodge, and back, today. It was deep on Johnson Creek, and really chewed up on Warm Lake down Landmark. But a path is open! There were quite a few snowmobiles out and about on Warm Lake. I will be attending a groomers meeting next week, so hopefully I can get a status update on when they are going to be sending a groomer our way.” -Josh
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open – No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images.)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
Jan 9th update: “The road is about 12 feet wide right now. Plowed and drivable. Most turn outs are open. Access to Profile creek turn around is plow out also. We will keep working on it this week. Not perfect but passable.” – Dave
Jan 6 report: “Currently we are shutting down the road between Stibnite and Yellow Pine. This afternoon it is 42 degrees in YP and 32 in Stibnite. Chuck plowed the road this morning clearing some slides but on the way back to Stibnite encountered over 10 slides. He plowed thru just to get back up to site. With more snow and warmer temperature we are going to wait and clear the road when it’s colder. We will reassess in the morning to see if conditions change.” Dave from Perpetua
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:

Payette Avalanche Center Link:
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Road Reports Jan 7, 2022

Note: Rain on snow has brought down slides, see below for road closures.

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: This morning an average of 22 1/2″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed and now slushy, most of the main paths were plowed Wednesday. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Friday (Jan 6) travel not advised unless well prepared.
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports a foot of snow over the summit. County plow truck stuck on the side of the road, this side of Big Creek summit. (Had to chain up.)
Update: Later on Wednesday received report that plow was pulled out and county crews working on clearing snow.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Temporarily closed.
Report Friday (Jan 7) from Valley County: “South Fork road is not open for travel. We will be able to open it as soon as we get a grader repaired to use. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports 5-8″ snow on the road (not plowed yet.) Heavy snow bending trees down.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open?
Friday (Jan 7) travel not advised unless well prepared, rain on snow may have brought down slides.
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports 5-8″ snow on the road (not plowed yet.)

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report from late December that snowmobilers beat a path open to Warm Lake.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report. Rain on snow may make travel very difficult.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images.)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Temporarily Closed.
Jan 6 report: “Currently we are shutting down the road between Stibnite and Yellow Pine. Chuck plowed the road this morning clearing some slides but on the way back to Stibnite encountered over 10 slides. He plowed thru just to get back up to site. With more snow and warmer temperature we are going to wait and clear the road when it’s colder. We will reassess in the morning to see if conditions change.”
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:

Payette Avalanche Center Link:
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Road Reports Jan 5, 2022

Note: Our power went out at 1242pm Jan 5th. (Reporting via generator.) Still out at 6pm.

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: This morning an average of 23″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed, most of the main paths are being plowed today. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports a foot of snow over the summit. (Had to chain up.) County plow truck stuck on the side of the road, this side of Big Creek summit.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports 5-8″ snow on the road (not plowed yet.) Heavy snow bending trees down.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Jan 5) mail truck driver reports 5-8″ snow on the road (not plowed yet.)

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report from late December that snowmobilers beat a path open to Warm Lake.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images.)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open – Likely deep snow up high.
No current report.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:

Payette Avalanche Center Link:
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Road Reports Jan 2, 2022

Note: Winter Storm warning for Jan 3-4

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: This morning an average of 16″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow packed, most of the main paths had been plowed. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (Dec 29) mail truck driver reports about 10″ new snow on Big Creek summit. County crew was plowing, but plow broke down.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Dec 29) mail truck driver reports about 5″ new light fluffy snow on upper road. Not plowed yet.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Dec 29) mail truck driver reports snow covered road, didn’t notice any obstructions. Not plowed yet.

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report from late December that snowmobilers beat a path open to Warm Lake.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last report plowed on Monday (Dec 13) may have been plowed again on Friday Dec 24th.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
https://yellowpinetimes.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/profile-summit-id-a.jpg
Big Creek Webcams (check date on images.)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open – Likely deep snow up high.
No current report.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.
https://yellowpinetimes.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/monumentalsummitsign-a.jpg

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:

Payette Avalanche Center Link:
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Road Reports Dec 29, 2021

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: This morning an average of 15″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow covered, most of the main paths had been plowed before this latest storm. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (Dec 29) mail truck driver reports about 10″ new snow on Big Creek summit. County crew was plowing, but plow broke down.
Big Creek summit SNOTEL shows 63″ snow this morning.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Dec 29) mail truck driver reports about 5″ new light fluffy snow on upper road. Not plowed.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Wednesday (Dec 29) mail truck driver reports snow covered road, didn’t notice any obstructions. Not plowed.

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed Travel not advised.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last report plowed on Monday (Dec 13) may have been plowed again on Friday Dec 24th.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Link: to Big Creek Webcam North (check date on image)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open – Likely deep snow up high.
No current report.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Deadwood summit SNOTEL shows 88″ this morning.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

New Link
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard

Link: Payette Avalanche Center
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Road Reports Dec 26, 2021

Winter Storm Warning until Dec 27, 5pm
Special Weather Statement Dec 25, 2021
Note: We have had 48 hours of snow and gusts winds since the last reports.

Please share road reports. Winter travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your vehicle lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: Sunday morning an average of 15″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow covered, most of the main paths have been or are being plowed. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam (check date on image)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. All lanes on ID-55 are now open and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (Dec 22) mail truck driver reports snow floor all the way.
Big Creek summit SNOTEL shows 58″ snow this morning.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Sunday (Dec 26) 48 hours of snow and gusty winds since last report.
Report Friday (Dec 24) mail truck driver says local plow operator out working today.
Report Wednesday (Dec 22) mail truck driver reports snow floor on the upper end, ice floor and some bare patches on the lower end.
Report Wednesday (Dec 22) “South Fork from Warm Lake to about Goat Creek has a soft packed base topped with 6” of wet snow. Lower end is a thin firm ice/snow floor.”
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Sunday (Dec 26) 48 hours of snow and gusty winds since last report.
Report Friday (Dec 24) local plow operator plowing today.
Report Wednesday (Dec 22) mail truck driver reports a big rock had come down, able to get around it. Snow floor on the upper end and ice floor on the lower end.
Report Wednesday (Dec 22) “East fork has a deeper, softer base, a few rocks. No trees down.”
Note: The South Fork weather station recorded 44mph wind gusts this morning.

Upper Johnson Creek Road: Closed Travel not advised unless well prepared.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last report plowed on Monday (Dec 13) may have been plowed again on Friday Dec 24th.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Link: to Big Creek Webcam North (check dates)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open – Likely deep snow up high.
No current report.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Deadwood summit SNOTEL shows 90″ this morning.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

New Link
Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard

Link: Payette Avalanche Center
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