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Road Reports Nov 14, 2018

Main roads to Yellow Pine are open, there is snow on top of Lick Creek and Landmark summits. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: We still have a little patchy snow on the ground here in the shade, local streets are pretty much bare. Watch for pot holes on the back Stibnite Road between the cross roads and the post office. Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam:

Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:

Warm Lake Highway: Report (Nov 13) “Big Creek summit down almost to Scott Valley has a frozen ice floor. Very slick.” – LI
Another report (via FB Nov 10) “Some [snow] on top of Big Creek Summit, probably 6 inches packed down, a little icy in spots. Not bad driving.” – VB
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Wednesday (Nov 14) mail truck driver (Robert) reports a couple inches of snow on the upper end, morning ice on the shady curves up high, bare dry pavement on the lower parts.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Wednesday (Nov 14) mail truck driver (Robert) says the road is good. Older report warns of pot holes developing.

Johnson Creek Road: Report Tuesday (Nov 13) there is about 4-6 inches of snow at Landmark and on upper Johnson Creek.
Report (via FB Nov 11) “Johnson Creek had a couple of icy patches, but all in all was in decent shape with only a few inches of snow.” – SA
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Golden Gate Road: Report via FB Saturday (Nov 10, 2018) “Took the Samurai up Golden Gate Hill today. Cut a few trees off the road. Only a few inches of snow.” – SA
link to FB image:

Lick Creek: Report Sunday (Nov 4) “I didn’t start getting into snow until ‘the big rocks’. There were 6-8 inches at different locations going over the top. No problems at all.” – B
[Note: has snowed in YP since this report.)]
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: New report (Nov 11) “This is just a road report over Profile to Big Creek. There is a little less than a foot of snow at Profile Gap, and there has been a fair amount of wheeled travel over Profile Gap, but not all travelers were without problems. Coming out today on our tracked ATVs we observed a lot of tracks “in the ditch” & where one rig got stuck & backed down the road several miles before successfully turning around. For us it was a very enjoyable ride out although it was a bit chilly this morning, but sunshine all day warmed it up to the low 30s. For travelers using full sized 4×4 vehicles, tire chains seem advisable. There isn’t enough snow on the road from Jacob Ladder Flat to Edwardsburg for snowmobiles.” C&L
Link to video:
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Report (Nov 11) the road is very good, a few ruts around Vibika Creek.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Quartz Creek: (July 2, 2018) “Quartz Creek has a big wash out just before a switch back towards the top. Right now only motorcycles can get by but with work some atvs can make it. A shovel and a saw may be needed to widen the trail.” – DB
link to FB photo:

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: A report (Nov 11) of 6″ snow at Stibnite. Probably not advisable for wheeled vehicles over Monumental summit.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: [Note: road may be closed now.] Old report (Oct 13) “Lots of drifting snow, downed trees, and less than travel-friendly conditions.” – SA [Note: Snowed Nov 7th.]
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Might be some deeper snow up yonder. SNOTEL shows 5″ of snow 11-14.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Nov 11, 2018

Main roads to Yellow Pine are open, there is snow on top of Lick Creek and Landmark. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: We have a little patchy snow on the ground here, streets are mostly bare. Watch for pot holes on the back Stibnite Road between the cross roads and the post office.
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam:

Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:

Warm Lake Highway: Report (via FB Nov 10) “Some on top of Big Creek Summit, probably 6 inches packed down, a little icy in spots. Not bad driving.” – VB
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′ (shows 24″ but probably less)

South Fork Road: No report today.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Old report (Oct 30) starting to get some pot holes.

Johnson Creek Road: Report (via FB Nov 9) “About 8 inches packed down from Trout Creek to the top. Rutted with some icy spots.” – SA
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Golden Gate Road: FB report Saturday (Nov 10, 2018) “Took the Samurai up Golden Gate Hill today. Cut a few trees off the road. Only a few inches of snow.” – SA
link to FB image:

Lick Creek: Report Sunday (Nov 4) “I didn’t start getting into snow until ‘the big rocks’. There were 6-8 inches at different locations going over the top. No problems at all.” – B (Note: has snowed in YP since this report.)
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Road is probably not advisable for wheeled vehicles by now, no current report. Road was last graded 3rd week of September.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Report (Nov 11) the road is very good, a few ruts aroud Vibika Creek.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Quartz Creek: (July 2, 2018) “Quartz Creek has a big wash out just before a switch back towards the top. Right now only motorcycles can get by but with work some atvs can make it. A shovel and a saw may be needed to widen the trail.” – DB
link to FB photo:

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: A report (Nov 11) of 6″ snow at Stibnite, probably not advisable for wheeled vehicles over the summit.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: [Note: road may be closed now.] Report (Oct 13) “Lots of drifting snow, downed trees, and less than travel-friendly conditions.” – SA [Note: Snowing Nov 7th.]
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Might be some deeper snow up yonder.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Nov 7

Main roads to Yellow Pine are open, there may be snow on top of Lick Creek and Landmark Nov 7th. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: A little snow snow on the ground in Yellow Pine from recent storms, not much on the streets. Watch for pot holes on the back Stibnite Road between the cross roads and the post office.
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam:

Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:

Warm Lake Highway: No report today, mail truck broke down.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: No report today.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report (Oct 30) starting to get some pot holes.

Johnson Creek Road: No report today, mail truck broke down. Nate from MTE made it in. Heard there is snow up on Landmark.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Golden Gate Road: FB report Saturday (Oct 6, 2018) that a 4-wheeler made it to the top. “Road was in nice condition.” – MA

Lick Creek: Report Sunday (Nov 4) “I didn’t start getting into snow until ‘the big rocks’. There were 6-8 inches at different locations going over the top. No problems at all.” – B (Note: has snowed in YP since this report.)
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Snowing Oct 31. Report (Oct 24) the road might be closed by snow either now or very soon. Road was graded 3rd week of September. [Note: Snowing Nov 7th.]
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Report (Oct 27) the road is very good.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Quartz Creek: (July 2, 2018) “Quartz Creek has a big wash out just before a switch back towards the top. Right now only motorcycles can get by but with work some atvs can make it. A shovel and a saw may be needed to widen the trail.” – DB
link to FB photo:

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Report (Oct 27) The road to Monumental summit was excellent, no snow until the top and just off to the sides. [Note: Snowing Nov 7th.]
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: [Note: road may be closed, snowing Oct 31.] Report (Oct 13) “Lots of drifting snow, downed trees, and less than travel-friendly conditions.” – SA [Note: Snowing Nov 7th.]
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Might be some snow up yonder.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Nov 4

Main roads to Yellow Pine are open, there may be snow on top of Lick Creek and Landmark Nov 4th. Please share road reports. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: No snow on the ground in Yellow Pine. Watch for pot holes on the back Stibnite Road between the cross roads and the post office.
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam:

Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:

Warm Lake Highway: Report (Oct 31) mail truck driver (Robert) reports just a skiff of snow up high that morning. The SNOTEL shows 2″ of snow morning of Nov 4th.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Report (Oct 30) big rock in the road at MP 27, lots of hunters.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report (Oct 30) starting to get some pot holes.

Johnson Creek Road: Report (Oct 31) mail truck driver (Robert) reports just a little snow up at Landmark that morning. Road is in good shape. [Note: snow line around 6000′ Nov 4th.]
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Golden Gate Road: FB report Saturday (Oct 6, 2018) that a 4-wheeler made it to the top. “Road was in nice condition.” – MA

Lick Creek: FB Report (Oct 26) “Lick Creek road was an easy drive tonight. No trees or rocks down, no snow at about 7 pm.” [Note: conditions have changed, snowing Nov 4th]
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Report (Oct 24) the road might be closed by snow either now or very soon. Road was graded 3rd week of September. [Note: Snowing Nov 4th.]
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Report (Oct 27) the road is very good.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Quartz Creek: (July 2, 2018) “Quartz Creek has a big wash out just before a switch back towards the top. Right now only motorcycles can get by but with work some atvs can make it. A shovel and a saw may be needed to widen the trail.” – DB
link to FB photo:

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Report (Oct 27) “The road to Monumental summit was excellent, no snow until the top and just off to the sides.” [Note: Snowing Nov 4th.]
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: [Note: road may be closed, snowing Nov 4.] Old report (Oct 13) “Lots of drifting snow, downed trees, and less than travel-friendly conditions.” – SA
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Snotel site shows a couple inches of snow Nov 4th.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Oct 31

All roads to Yellow Pine are open. Please share road reports. Snowing in Yellow Pine today. Conditions can change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: Snowing in Yellow Pine today (Oct 31). Watch for pot holes on the back Stibnite Road between the cross roads and the post office.
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam:

Johnson Creek Stream Gauge: (note the “flash flood” Oct 29)

Warm Lake Highway: Report (Oct 31) mail truck driver (Robert) reports just a skiff of snow up high this morning, still snowing.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Report (Oct 30) big rock in the road at MP 27, lots of hunters.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report (Oct 30) starting to get some pot holes.

Johnson Creek Road: Report (Oct 31) mail truck driver (Robert) reports just a little snow up at Landmark this morning (still snowing.) Road is in good shape.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Golden Gate Road: A report posted posted to FB Saturday (Oct 6, 2018) that a 4-wheeler made it to the top. “Road was in nice condition.” – MA

Lick Creek: FB Report (Oct 26) “Lick Creek road was an easy drive tonight. No trees or rocks down, no snow at about 7 pm.” [Note: conditions have changed, snowing Oct 31]
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Report (Oct 24) the road might be closed by snow either now or very soon. Road was graded 3rd week of September. [Note: Snowing pretty good Oct 31.]
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: New report (Oct 27) the road is very good.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Quartz Creek: (July 2, 2018) “Quartz Creek has a big wash out just before a switch back towards the top. Right now only motorcycles can get by but with work some atvs can make it. A shovel and a saw may be needed to widen the trail.” – DB
link to FB photo:

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: New Report (Oct 27) The road to Monumental summit was excellent, no snow until the top and just off to the sides. [Note: Snowing pretty good Oct 31.]
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: [Note: road may be closed, snowing Oct 31.] Old report (Oct 13) “Lots of drifting snow, downed trees, and less than travel-friendly conditions.” – SA
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Snotel site shows no snow early morning Oct 31, however it is snowing now.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Report Oct 28

All roads to Yellow Pine are open. Please share road reports. Snow expected Tuesday. Conditions can change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: Rain this weekend dampened local streets. Watch for pot holes on the back Stibnite Road between the cross roads and the post office. Snow expected this coming week. Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam:

Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:

Warm Lake Highway: Report (Oct 26) Warm Lake Highway is clear, watch for black ice early morning on the shady curves on the Cascade side of Big Creek Summit and also in the shade on the switchbacks going up Warm Lake Summit.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Report (Oct 22) the road was good, no trees or rocks down. Watch for hunters, campers and extra traffic – especially on the weekends.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report (Oct 22) the EFSF road was good, no rocks or slides, starting to show some wear, the worst part is between YP and the Eiguren Ranch, not too bad.

Johnson Creek Road: Report (Oct 26) No snow (yet) road is in pretty good shape, washboards starting on the hills.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Golden Gate Road: A report posted posted to FB Saturday (Oct 6, 2018) that a 4-wheeler made it to the top. “Road was in nice condition.” – MA

Lick Creek: Report (Oct 14) “Lick creek is clear, minimal snow in the shade only but fairly rough.” – DB
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Report (Oct 24) the road might be closed by snow either now or very soon. Road was graded 3rd week of September.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: New report (Oct 27) the road is very good.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Quartz Creek: (July 2, 2018) “Quartz Creek has a big wash out just before a switch back towards the top. Right now only motorcycles can get by but with work some atvs can make it. A shovel and a saw may be needed to widen the trail.” – DB
link to FB photo:

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: New Report (Oct 27) The road to Monumental summit was excellent, no snow until the top and just off to the sides. More snow expected Tuesday.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Report (Oct 13) “Lots of drifting snow, downed trees, and less than travel-friendly conditions.” – SA (Probably melted quite a bit by last weekend.) Snow in the forecast coming Tuesday.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Snotel site shows no snow.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Oct 24

All roads to Yellow Pine are open. Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly this time of year.

Yellow Pine: Rain on Tuesday dampened local streets. Watch for pot holes on the back Stibnite Road between the cross roads and the post office. Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam:

Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:

Warm Lake Highway: Mail truck driver Dean (Oct 24) said Warm Lake Highway was clear and dry.
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Report (Oct 22) the road was good, no trees or rocks down. Watch for hunters, campers and extra traffic – especially on the weekends.
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report (Oct 22) the EFSF road was good, no rocks or slides, “starting to show some wear, the worst part is between YP and the Eiguren Ranch, not too bad.+ – TM

Johnson Creek Road: Report (Oct 24) Mail truck driver (Dean) says the road is “the best he has ever seen.” No snow, trees or rocks to report.
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:

Golden Gate Road: A report posted posted to FB Saturday (Oct 6, 2018) that a 4-wheeler made it to the top. “Road was in nice condition.” – MA

Lick Creek: Report (received Oct 14) “Lick creek is clear, minimal snow in the shade only but fairly rough.” – DB (Snow has probably melted by the weekend.)
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: No current report – there was snow up high last week, probably melted by this last weekend. Road was graded 3rd week of September.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.
Big Creek Webcam:

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Very old report that the road is good.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Quartz Creek: (July 2, 2018) “Quartz Creek has a big wash out just before a switch back towards the top. Right now only motorcycles can get by but with work some atvs can make it. A shovel and a saw may be needed to widen the trail.” – DB
link to FB photo:

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Report (received (Oct 14) “Monumental as of the 14th was snow packed, 4wd beyond the Cinnabar turnoff was needed but has probably melted a decent amount now.” – DB
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Report (Oct 13) “Lots of drifting snow, downed trees, and less than travel-friendly conditions.” – SA (Probably melted quite a bit by last weekend.)
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: No current report. Snotel site shows no snow.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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