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
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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′