Category Archives: Road Reports

Road Reports Aug 21, 2019

Asking for recent reports on Profile Creek and Lick Creek roads. South Fork road is closed from 7am to 4pm Monday thru Friday. The Stibnite road between Yellow Pine and the mine is open with caution. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Dry this last week and very dusty streets. Please respect your neighbors and slow down!
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Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm on weekdays, with no closures over the weekends.
Report Sunday (Aug 11) the curve at Goat Creek has been straightened. Construction zones are cleaned up and smooth dirt road on weekends.
Map w/info for August 19 through August 23:
More info:
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report on Sunday (Aug 11) the road is still in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Watch for extra traffic due to closures on the South Fork route.
Wednesday (Aug 21) mail truck driver (Robert) reports the road is really rough in the Rustican and Halfway areas.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Reported open June 23. No current report.
Last report Tuesday (July 2 early morning) “The road wasn’t bad. Some wash outs and ruts but just bumpy.” AP
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Reported open June 23. Reported to be rough Aug 3.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open with cautions – expect delays in the work area.
Update from Valley Co. Road Dept. Aug 13: “we strongly advise people need to be very cautious of a few dump trucks working between Stibnite and Yellow Pine. The contractor will begin laying a crushed rock surface on the repairs probably next week.”
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Reported open June 30. Watch for gravel trucks between YP and Stibnite.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

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

Warren Wagon Road: West of Payette Lake road is closed for construction Monday-Friday from 8am to noon and from 1pm to 5pm.
Warren Wagon Road reopened in the fire area to the public Aug 16, please slow down for firefighters!
Burgdorf/French Creek road reported open Aug 20.
Netheker Fire InciWeb link:

Secesh: Road is open to Secesh, watch for fire traffic.

Stanley to Landmark: Forest road 579 temporary closure planned from September 16th – Sept. 29th for maintenance.

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Report from VCSO Aug 14: Forest road 579, Landmark to Stanley Road, temporary closure planned from September 16th – Sept. 29th for maintenance.
Old report from BNF June 26th: Access to Deadwood Campgrounds is open along FS 579 road from State Highway 21. Access to Deadwood Campgrounds from FS 582 (Clear Creek Rd) to FS 579 is open. Cascade to Landmark access to Deadwood Campgrounds via FS 579 road is open. FS 555 road to Deadwood Campgrounds is too rough to travel and not a recommended route.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Aug 18, 2019

South Fork road is closed from 7am to 4pm Monday thru Friday. The Stibnite road between Yellow Pine and the mine is open with caution. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Dry this last week and dusty streets. Please respect your neighbors and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm on weekdays, with no closures over the weekends. Report Sunday (Aug 11) the curve at Goat Creek has been straightened. Construction zones are cleaned up and smooth dirt road on weekends.
Map w/info for August 12 through August 16:
More info:
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report on Sunday (Aug 11) the road is still in good shape, looks like trees had come down during weekend storm, but had been cut out enough to be passable.

Johnson Creek Road: Watch for extra traffic due to closures on the South Fork route.
Sunday (Aug 11) the road is in the best shape the reporter had ever seen. A little rough on the upper end, excellent from Wapiti Meadow Ranch to YP.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Reported open June 23. No current report.
Last report Tuesday (July 2 early morning) “The road wasn’t bad. Some wash outs and ruts but just bumpy.” AP
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Reported open June 23. Reported to be rough Aug 3.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open with cautions – expect delays in the work area.
Update from Valley Co. Road Dept. Aug 13: “we strongly advise people need to be very cautious of a few dump trucks working between Stibnite and Yellow Pine. The contractor will begin laying a crushed rock surface on the repairs probably next week.”
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Reported open June 30. Watch for gravel trucks between YP and Stibnite.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Report Aug 16 Warren Wagon Road reopened to public, please slow down for firefighters!
Burgdorf/French Creek road closed.
Netheker Fire InciWeb link:
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Secesh: Road is open to Secesh, watch for fire traffic.

Stanley to Landmark: Forest road 579 temporary closure planned from September 16th – Sept. 29th for maintenance.

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Report from VCSO Aug 14: Forest road 579, Landmark to Stanley Road, temporary closure planned from September 16th – Sept. 29th for maintenance.
Old report from BNF June 26th: Access to Deadwood Campgrounds is open along FS 579 road from State Highway 21. Access to Deadwood Campgrounds from FS 582 (Clear Creek Rd) to FS 579 is open. Cascade to Landmark access to Deadwood Campgrounds via FS 579 road is open. FS 555 road to Deadwood Campgrounds is too rough to travel and not a recommended route.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Aug 14, 2019

South Fork road is closed from 7am to 4pm Monday thru Friday. Rhe Stibnite road is open with cautions between YP and the mine. Be prepared for rocks and trees on all back country roads and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Drying out and dusty streets. Please respect your neighbors and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

Highway 95: Back open after mudslide Aug 10th.

South Fork Road: Closed Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm on weekdays, with no closures over the weekends. Report Sunday (Aug 11) the curve at Goat Creek has been straightened. Construction zones are cleaned up and smooth dirt road on weekends.
Map w/info for August 12 through August 16:
More info:
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Report on Sunday (Aug 11) the road is still in good shape, a few trees had come down during weekend storm, but had been cut out enough to be passable.

Johnson Creek Road: Watch for extra traffic due to closures on the South Fork route.
Sunday (Aug 11) the road is in the best shape the reporter had ever seen. A little rough on the upper end, excellent from Wapiti Meadow Ranch to YP.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Reported open June 23. No current report.
Last report Tuesday (July 2 early morning) “The road wasn’t bad. Some wash outs and ruts but just bumpy.” AP
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Reported open June 23. Reported to be rough Aug 3.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open with cautions – expect delays in the work area.
Update from Valley Co. Road Dept. Aug 13: “we strongly advise people need to be very cautious of a few dump trucks working between Stibnite and Yellow Pine. The contractor will begin laying a crushed rock surface on the repairs probably next week.”
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Reported open June 30. Watch for gravel trucks between YP and Stibnite.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Report Aug 16 Warren Wagon Road reopened to public, please slow down for firefighters!
Burgdorf/French Creek road closed.
Netheker Fire InciWeb link:
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Secesh: Road is reported open to Secesh, watch for fire traffic.

Stanley to Landmark: Old report July 4 “Road is graded and dust sealed from Hwy 21 to Bruce Meadows, modest washboard across Bear Valley.” -DP

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Report Aug 11: from Landmark to Deadwood really good until the last 10 miles to the lake.
Old report from BNF June 26th: Access to Deadwood Campgrounds is open along FS 579 road from State Highway 21. Access to Deadwood Campgrounds from FS 582 (Clear Creek Rd) to FS 579 is open. Cascade to Landmark access to Deadwood Campgrounds via FS 579 road is open. FS 555 road to Deadwood Campgrounds is too rough to travel and not a recommended route.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Aug 11, 2019

South Fork road is closed from 7am to 4pm Monday thru Friday, the Stibnite road is closed Monday thru Thursday between YP and the mine. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: We have had a little rain to settle the dust, but it will be drying out again soon. Please respect your neighbors and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

Highway 95 was closed Aug 10th for mudslide, should be open soon.

South Fork Road: Closed Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm on weekdays, with no closures over the weekends.
Updated Map w/info for 8/5 – 8/9:
More info:
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Last report on Wednesday (July 31) the road is still in good shape, only a few wash boards.

Johnson Creek Road: Watch for extra traffic due to closures on the South Fork route.
Wednesday (Aug 7) mail truck driver (Dean) says the upper end of Johnson Creek is getting rough and wash boardy, the lower end that was oiled between Wapiti Meadow Ranch and YP is holding up well.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Reported open June 23. No current report.
Last report Tuesday (July 2 early morning) “The road wasn’t bad. Some wash outs and ruts but just bumpy.” AP
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Reported open June 23. Reported to be rough Aug 3.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open Friday thru Sunday, closed Monday thru Thursday.
Update from Midas Aug 6: Since they didn’t work on it the week before harmonica they still have a week or two of fill material left to place and then once crushing starts at the quarry they can place on the gravel top coat.
Note: Further updates to come from Valley County Road Dept.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Reported open June 30. Plan weekend travel due to Stibnite road repairs.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Open. Report Aug 3rd the road is very rough.
Warren Wagon and Burgdorf/French Creek roads are closed.
Netheker Fire InciWeb link:
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Secesh: The road from McCall to Secesh is currently closed due to the Netheker fire. Access via Big Creek/Elk Summit.

Stanley to Landmark: Old report July 4 “Road is graded and dust sealed from Hwy 21 to Bruce Meadows, modest washboard across Bear Valley.” -DP

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Old report from BNF June 26th: Access to Deadwood Campgrounds is open along FS 579 road from State Highway 21. Access to Deadwood Campgrounds from FS 582 (Clear Creek Rd) to FS 579 is open. Cascade to Landmark access to Deadwood Campgrounds via FS 579 road is open. FS 555 road to Deadwood Campgrounds is too rough to travel and not a recommended route.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Nethker Fire morning update Aug 10, 2019

Note: We had quite a thunderstorm in Yellow Pine last night, lasted about an hour and only 0.02″ of rain. Strike map showed numerous strikes on the Payette Forest. Will be watching for reports of fire starts.

The storm hit the Riggins area pretty hard, over 8/10th of an inch of rain/ hail in 35 minutes. Hwy 95 is currently closed due to a mudslide.
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Thunderstorms, Rain Predicted for Nethker Fire Area

A Red Flag warning remains in effect today due to the threat of thunderstorms that could produce winds up to 45 mph accompanied by marble-size hail. The winds could accelerate fire activity and movement; however, cooler, wetter weather is also in the forecast. This is expected to moderate fire activity and decrease the potential for spot fires.

The fire size is estimated at 2,000 acres and is 27 percent contained. An infrared flight over the fire, which would provide a more accurate acreage, could not take place overnight due to cloud cover.

A community meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Secesh Fire Department. The fire is not threatening the community of Secesh; however, firefighters continue to update existing structure assessments to determine the need for wildland fuels reduction around structures. This measure is precautionary and can be used for future planning.

Crews made good progress Friday on the southern end of the fire. Firefighters will continue to work the west and east sides of the fire with help from aircraft to contain existing spot fires and build containment line.

The Warren Wagon Road north of McCall is closed to individuals who do not have property in the area. Incident personnel are staffing roadblocks north of Secesh Summit and south of Grouse Creek. This is subject to changed based on fire activity. Delays may occur while property owners wait for the pilot car to escort them.

The Burgdorf/French Creek Road also remains closed from the Warren Wagon junction to Corduroy.

An existing area closure for Forest Service land has been expanded. Popular areas affected by this closure include: Trail Lake, Summit Lake, Lake Rock, Josephine Lake, Frosty Meadow, Ruby Meadows to Loon Lake (Loon Lake remains open), Crystal Mountain, and Bear Pete Mountain. Chinook Campground is open with access only from Warren. The closure order and map can be found here:

A TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) has been implemented over the fire area – which means recreational drones and private aircraft may not be operated over the fire. The TFR can be found here:

Aug 7 Nethker Fire Operations


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Road Reports Aug 7, 2019

South Fork road is closed from 7am to 4pm Monday thru Friday, the Stibnite road is closed Monday thru Thursday between YP and the mine. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Residential streets that did not get dust abatement are torn up and VERY dusty. Please respect your neighbors and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm on weekdays, with no closures over the weekends.
Updated Map w/info for 8/5 – 8/9:
More info:
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Last report on Wednesday (July 31) the road is still in good shape, only a few wash boards.

Johnson Creek Road: Watch for extra traffic due to closures on the South Fork route.
Wednesday (Aug 7) mail truck driver (Dean) says the upper end of Johnson Creek is getting rough and wash boardy, the lower end that was oiled between Wapiti Meadow Ranch and YP is holding up well.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Reported open June 23. No current report.
Last report Tuesday (July 2 early morning) “The road wasn’t bad. Some wash outs and ruts but just bumpy.” AP
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Reported open June 23. Reported to be rough (Aug 3).
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open Friday thru Sunday, closed Monday thru Thursday.
Update from Midas Aug 6: Since they didn’t work on it the week before harmonica they still have a week or two of fill material left to place and then once crushing starts at the quarry they can place on the gravel top coat.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Reported open June 30. Plan weekend travel due to Stibnite road repairs.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Report Aug 3rd the road is open and very rough.
FS Report: Fire traffic is heavy along the Warren Wagon and Burgdorf/French Creek roads. These roads are open, but the public is not allowed to remain at the point where they intersect. The public is encouraged to avoid this area, if possible, for their safety and the safety of firefighters.
Netheker Fire InciWeb link:
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Secesh: Report June 3 The road from McCall to Secesh is open, watch for fire traffic. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

Stanley to Landmark: Old report July 4 “Road is graded and dust sealed from Hwy 21 to Bruce Meadows, modest washboard across Bear Valley.” -DP

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Old report from BNF June 26th: Access to Deadwood Campgrounds is open along FS 579 road from State Highway 21. Access to Deadwood Campgrounds from FS 582 (Clear Creek Rd) to FS 579 is open. Cascade to Landmark access to Deadwood Campgrounds via FS 579 road is open. FS 555 road to Deadwood Campgrounds is too rough to travel and not a recommended route.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports Aug 4, 2019

South Fork road is closed from 7am to 4pm during the week. Johnson Creek road was bladed and oiled on the lower end. Back country road conditions can change quickly, be prepared for rocks and trees in the road, remember there is no cell phone service. Please share road reports.

Yellow Pine: Residential streets that did not get dust abatement are torn up and VERY dusty. Please respect your neighbors and slow down!
Click for Local Forecast.
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Clear
SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm on weekdays, with no closures over the weekends.
More info:
Updated Map w/info for 7/29-8/2:
Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
South Fork Stream Gauge:

EFSF Road: Wednesday (July 31) report the road is still in good shape, only a few wash boards.

Johnson Creek Road: Watch for extra traffic due to closures on the South Fork route and fire traffic in the Ice Hole area.
Wednesday (July 31) mail truck driver (Robert) says the road grader is working the upper end of Johnson Creek road today, road is in good shape.
Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam:
Johnson Creek Stream Gauge:
The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Reported open June 23. No current report.
Old report Tuesday (July 2 early morning) “The road wasn’t bad. Some wash outs and ruts but just bumpy.” AP
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Reported open June 23. No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open Weekends only? No current report.
Last update from Midas July 18: The road is still closed Monday through Thursday and open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Good progress is being made, but it is likely that we still have a few weeks of work ahead.
Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Reported open June 30. Plan weekend travel due to Stibnite road repairs.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road:  Open. Report Aug 3rd the road is very rough.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Secesh: Report June 3 The road from McCall to Secesh is open. Construction on Warren Wagon Road during the week.

Stanley to Landmark: Report July 4 “Road is graded and dust sealed from Hwy 21 to Bruce Meadows, modest washboard across Bear Valley.” -DP

Deadwood Summit: Reported Open June 16th
Update from BNF June 26th: Access to Deadwood Campgrounds is open along FS 579 road from State Highway 21. Access to Deadwood Campgrounds from FS 582 (Clear Creek Rd) to FS 579 is open. Cascade to Landmark access to Deadwood Campgrounds via FS 579 road is open. FS 555 road to Deadwood Campgrounds is too rough to travel and not a recommended route.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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