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Road Reports July 12, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly any time of year. Some high elevation roads still have snow. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Highway 95: Closed
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(photo courtesy Mustang Towing)
US 95 in both directions: Road closed.
July 10 ITD update:
Massive boulders came down last night at the U.S. Highway 95 slide south of Riggins (milepost 188). The slope above the route remains too unstable to allow for traffic or rock removal crews in the area.
“The highway will remain closed until we are able to evaluate this new development and determine the best option to safely stabilize the slope.” Operations Engineer Jared Hopkins said.
The department had already built a temporary gravel road to detour traffic around the base of the slide, but continued significant movement on the slope closed it on July 8.
“The extensive rock fall that occurred last night confirmed that we had made the right decision to completely close that portion of US-95 to traffic,” Hopkins said.
continued:
ITD (link)
Old Pollock Road will continue to serve as a detour around the slide during daytime hours – 6 am – 8 pm PDT (7 am – 9 pm MDT). The detour will remain closed at night in order for crews to perform maintenance operations on the roadway, which typically does not see this amount of traffic.
French Creek Road is not an official, nor a recommended detour for Highway 95.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are dry and dusty except where people paid for dust abatement. Deer, dogs and kids are wandering around. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit injured on Main street in June.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week. South Fork Road Project page (link)
The closure [this] week will be at mile post 19 just north of the Reed Ranch airstrip.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Saturday (July 4) mail truck driver reports the road is getting rough in some spots.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (July 8) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is pretty rough. He said a grader was starting to work on the upper end.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th. Last reported to be really rough on the McCall side. May have been graded since then.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Open and rough.
Summit was reported snow free on Sunday June 28.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Semi-open to the adventurous ATV riders. Travel at your own risk.
Report June 26: “Lots of rocks and trees. One little patch of snow 20 ft long. But otherwise Thunder Mountain is open for 4×4 vehicles … we cut over 30 trees. The other guy with me didn’t cut them full width for a car, just for his ATV. So any trees I didn’t cut will need to be trimmed to get full size vehicles through.” – SA

photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Cinnabar: Report received July 11: “UTV group made it into Cinnabar [via the upper road] about two days ago. Lots of snow drifts. Rough going. But they cut the trees out of the road.” -SA

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to vehicles.
Report July 3rd: “Goldman’s Cut is passable for highly motivated motorcycles… but it’s still going to be a good week or two before regular traffic can make it.” SA

Smith Creek Trees down from Avalanche

Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Open, travel with caution.
Scott Mountain is also open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Updated Road Reports July 8, 2020

Note: Highway 95 is Closed
Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly any time of year. Some high elevation roads still have snow. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Highway 95: US 95 in both directions: Road Closed.
Updated Today (7/8) at 1:15 PM MDT by ITD
Between Ranny Road and Pollock Road (3 to 7 miles south of the Riggins area). The road is closed. There’s been a rock fall. Truck restrictions are in force. Truck speed limit 25 MPH.
Comment: US 95 is currently closed from milepost 186 to milepost 190, which is approximately 2.5 miles north of Pollock to 1.5 miles south of Pollock. There are no local road detours at this time.   For additional information please refer to (link)

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare and dusty, except where people paid for dust abatement. Deer, dogs and kids are wandering around. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit and mildly injured on Main street in June.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week. South Fork Road Project page (link)
The closure [this] week will be at mile post 19 just north of the Reed Ranch airstrip.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Saturday (July 4) mail truck driver reports the road is getting rough in some spots.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (July 8) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is pretty rough. He said a grader was starting to work on the upper end.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th. Last reported to be really rough on the McCall side. May have been graded since then.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Open and rough.
Summit was reported snow free on Sunday June 28.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Semi-open to the adventurous ATV riders. Travel at your own risk.
Report June 26: “Lots of rocks and trees. One little patch of snow 20 ft long. But otherwise Thunder Mountain is open for 4×4 vehicles … we cut over 30 trees. The other guy with me didn’t cut them full width for a car, just for his ATV. So any trees I didn’t cut will need to be trimmed to get full size vehicles through.” – SA

photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report July 3rd: “Goldman’s Cut is passable for highly motivated motorcycles… but it’s still going to be a good week or two before regular traffic can make it.” SA

Smith Creek Trees down from Avalanche

Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Open, travel with caution.
Scott Mountain is also open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports July 5, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly any time of year. Some high elevation roads still have snow. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Highway 95 Rockslide (ITD Link)
US 95 in both directions: Road closed.
Updated Today at 9:15 AM MDT by ITD
Between Ranny Road (7 miles south of the Riggins area) and Lucile Road (1 mile north of the Riggins area). The road is closed. There’s been a rock fall.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare and starting to get dusty, except where people paid for dust abatement. The dust abatement was applied Monday, June 22rd. Deer are wandering around at dusk. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit and mildly injured on Main street in June.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Note: There will be flaggers and delays at Banks on Sunday, July 5th

South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
Report last weekend: Lots of campers and out of state plates, lot of people fishing, lots of UTV traffic. -LT
The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week. South Fork Road Project page (link)
Report from Saturday (June 20) the road is rough in places where they have been working.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (June 24) old report to watch out for rocks in the Bowling Alley area.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (July 1) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is pretty rough.
Report from a visitor last week: “My road report is that the [Johnson Creek] road is approaching the impossible use category. Those winter pot holes and the added washboards almost destroyed my camper trailer” -LT
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th. Reported to be really rough on the McCall side.
Report Monday afternoon (June 24) local traveler met the road grader on Lick Creek, it had pushed the snow drifts and trees off the road. Work has started on the lower end of the McCall side.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Travel at your own risk.
Report Sunday June 28: “Big Creek Road is snow-free over Profile Summit. ” – SA
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Semi-open to the adventurous ATV riders. Travel at your own risk.
Report June 26: “Lots of rocks and trees. One little patch of snow 20 ft long. But otherwise Thunder Mountain is open for 4×4 vehicles … we cut over 30 trees. The other guy with me didn’t cut them full width for a car, just for his atv. So any trees I didn’t cut will need to be trimmed to get fullsize vehicles through.” – SA

photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report July 3rd: “Goldman’s Cut is passable for highly motivated motorcycles… but it’s still going to be a good week or two before regular traffic can make it.” SA
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Smith Creek Trees down from Avalanche

Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Open, travel with caution.
Scott Mountain is also open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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4th of July Road Closures

Highway 95

Rockslide covers Highway 95 south of Riggins

by CBS2 News Staff Friday, July 3rd 2020


Rockslide along Highway 95. (Courtesy Idaho County Sheriff)

A large rockslide has covered Highway 95 south of Riggins.

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office says the slide occurred at milepost 188 in the Sheep Creek area.

The road is now blocked between New Meadows and five miles south of the Riggins area. It’s unclear how long the road could be closed and there’s no estimated time when it will be cleared.

So heads up if you’ve got 4th of July travel plans and Highway 95 is your route.

source:
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French Creek Road is NOT a recommended, nor an official detour for Highway 95!

July 4, 2020 Payette NF

French Creek Road is a high clearance road (not for two wheel drive vehicles) that is not recommended for travel by inexperienced mountain road drivers. Reports of at least ten cars off the road have been recorded already. Trailers are not recommended as the switchbacks do not have room for trailers to maneuver.

It is a single lane, dirt road that has not been graded, and has only a few pull outs. The road is rough with long drop offs of 1000+ feet. If you do not have experience driving high mountain roads, or are an inexperienced driver, the Forest Service advises you to not use this road.

Travel at your own risk, and again, French Creek Road is not an official, nor a recommended detour for highway 95.
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Highway 55

Drivers asked to avoid Highway 55 north of Smiths Ferry after vehicle crashes into river

by CBS2 News Staff Saturday, July 4th 2020

Smiths Ferry, Idaho (CBS2) — Drivers are asked to avoid Highway 55 north of Smiths Ferry after a tractor-trailer went off the road.

The tractor trailer remains in the Payette river, according to ISP. Drivers should expect delays as crews work to clear the scene.

ISP said two people, the truck driver and a passenger, were taken by air ambulance to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

source:
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ITD

Check the ITD website for updates.
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Road Reports July 1, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly any time of year. Some high elevation roads still have snow. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare and starting to get dusty, except where people paid for dust abatement. The dust abatement was applied Monday, June 22rd. Deer are wandering around at dusk. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit and mildly injured on Main street in June.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Note the road will not be closed Friday July 3rd. Monday through Thursday closure is the same as last week between mile post 14 to 16.
Report last weekend: Lots of campers and out of state plates, lot of people fishing, lots of UTV traffic. -LT
Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week.
South Fork Road Project page (link)
Report from Saturday (June 20) the road is rough in places where they have been working.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (June 24) old report to watch out for rocks in the Bowling Alley area.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (June 1) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is pretty rough.
Report from a visitor last week: “My road report is that the [Johnson Creek] road is approaching the impossible use category. Those winter pot holes and the added washboards almost destroyed my camper trailer” -LT
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th. Reported to be really rough on the McCall side.
Report Monday afternoon (June 24) local traveler met the road grader on Lick Creek, it had pushed the snow drifts and trees off the road. Work had started on the lower end of the McCall side.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Travel at your own risk.
Report Sunday June 28: “Big Creek Road is snow-free over Profile Summit. ” – SA
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Semi-open to the adventurous ATV riders. Travel at your own risk.
Report June 26: “Lots of rocks and trees. One little patch of snow 20 ft long. But otherwise Thunder Mountain is open for 4×4 vehicles … we cut over 30 trees. The other guy with me didn’t cut them full width for a car, just for his ATV. So any trees I didn’t cut will need to be trimmed to get fullsize vehicles through.” – SA

photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed
Report June 27: “Elk Summit Road is still severely blocked by snow, but we rode ATVs over the top of the snow across Goldman’s Cut and down through Smith Creek. There were severe avalanches and we barely made it through.” SA

Trees down from Avalanche on Smith Creek

Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Open, travel with caution.
Scott Mountain is also open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Roads Update June 29, 2020

Lick Creek: Open – Valley County sent a grader over the pass. Cleared trees and rocks from the road way did a little grading work – road is still in very rough condition.

Profile: Not Officially Open by Valley County – Locals in Yellow Pine have made it over the summit. No snow at the summit – cleared several trees from the roadway. Valley County has not sent equipment over the pass, but will drive it this week to determine timing of equipment working the roadway.

Goose Lake: Open beyond Hazard Lakes. Rough condition and has not been graded. Rock have been cleared from the point just beyond Brundage Resort.

Warren Wagon: Federal highways work just past McCall with hard closures. FS work north of Secesh Meadows with temporary traffic delays. From Warren Summit to the South Fork is open with a traffic advisory for rough road conditions.

Elk Summit: Not open – 5 to 6 feet of snow reported late last week.

Monumental/Thunder Mt Road: Opened by Yellow Pine locals to ATV width – 30 trees cut out of roadway. Vehicle access would require additional work. Travel not advisable.

Cuddy Mt.: Access further up with snow melt, but snow banks in shaded areas still preventing access. No access to Buck Park area yet.

South Fork: Open with hard closures 0700 to 1600 for reconstruction work. Closure is from mile post 14 to 16 – same as last week.

Johnson Creek: Open

info from Brian Harris Payette NF

Updated Road Reports June 28, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly any time of year. Some high elevation roads still have snow. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare and starting to get dusty, except where people paid for dust abatement. The dust abatement was applied Monday, June 22rd. Deer are wandering around at dusk. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit and mildly injured on Main street recently.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week.
South Fork Road Project page (link)
Report from Saturday (June 20) the road is rough in places where they have been working.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (June 24) report to watch out for rocks in the Bowling Alley area.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (June 24) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is bumpy.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th.
Report Monday afternoon (June 24) local traveler met the road grader on Lick Creek, it had pushed the snow drifts and trees off the road. Work has started on the lower end of the McCall side.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Report Sunday June 28: “Big Creek Road is snow-free over Profile Summit. ” – SA
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Semi-open to the adventurous ATV riders. Travel at your own risk.
Report June 26: “Lots of rocks and trees. One little patch of snow 20 ft long. But otherwise Thunder Mountain is open for 4×4 vehicles … we cut over 30 trees. The other guy with me didn’t cut them full width for a car, just for his atv. So any trees I didn’t cut will need to be trimmed to get fullsize vehicles through.” – SA
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photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Report June 27: “Elk Summit Road is still severely blocked by snow, but we rode atvs over the top of the snow across Goldman’s Cut and down through Smith Creek. There were severe avalanches and we barely made it through.” SA
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Trees down from Avalanche
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Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Open, travel with caution.
Scott Mountain is also open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Updated Road Reports June 24, 2020

Update: Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th.

Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly any time of year. Some high elevation roads still have snow. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare and starting to get dusty, except where people paid for dust abatement. The dust abatement was applied Monday, June 23rd. Elk and deer are wandering around at dusk. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit and mildly injured on Main street recently.
June 22 – Yellow Pine Dust Abatement Day
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
June 22 update: The hard closure this week is between mile post 14 to 16 which is between Poverty Flat Campground and approximately Four Mile Campground. (link)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oc8zHo0lzxcrwoJ4ef1OYsjqzZg-zOsw/view
The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week.
South Fork Road Project page (link)
Report from Saturday (June 20) the road is rough in places where they have been working.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Wednesday (June 24) report to watch out for rocks in the Bowling Alley area.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (June 24) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is bumpy.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th.
Update Monday afternoon (June 24) local traveler met the road grader on Lick Creek, it has pushed the snow drift and trees off the road. Work has started on the lower end of the McCall side.
Report Sunday (June 21) folks in an SUV got stuck in the snow. Side-by-sides are making it over OK.
June 12: Folks made it over the top with 4x4s.

photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Still be Closed to regular vehicles.
Report June 20: “Still about 3-4 ft of snow on Profile Summit.” – SA

Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
June 12 update: Yesterday, OK Gravel completed grading the Stibnite road and North American Dust Control will be spraying it June 23rd, 24th and 25th.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

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

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Open, travel with caution.
Scott Mountain is also open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road Reports June 21, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads still have snow. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are bare and will be dusty soon. Elk and deer are wandering around at dusk. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit and mildly injured on Main street recently.
June 22 – Yellow Pine Dust Abatement Day
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week.
South Fork Road Project page (link)
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Monday (June 8) report the EFSF road is in good shape.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (June 17) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports no problems coming in today. (3″ of snow on Landmark that morning, melted by now.) Johnson Creek road is “bumpy”.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Sort of open but not advisable – some snow drifts across the road. Travel at your own risk.
June 12: Folks made it over the top with 4x4s.

photo and report courtesy SA
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Still be Closed to regular vehicles.
Report June 20: “Still about 3-4 ft of snow on Profile Summit.” – SA
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Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
June 12 update: Yesterday, OK Gravel completed grading the Stibnite road and North American Dust Control will be spraying it June 23rd, 24th and 25th.
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

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

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Might be open or close to opening, no current report.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′
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Road and Campground update June 19, 2020

The Payette National Forest is open for recreational use with access via roads that are clear of snow.

Goose Lake Road is operated by Adams County to just beyond the Brundage Mountain Resort. This paved section of the road is fully open.

Goose Lake Road beyond the Brundage Mountain Resort is accessible to the Twin Lakes Trailhead just north of Goose Lake. The road to Brundage Reservoir is accessible to nearly ¾ along the reservoir before hitting a large snow drift.

Lick Creek Road has not been plowed open by Valley County – some people have made it through, but encountered snow banks – travel is not advisable at this time.

South Fork of the Salmon River Road has construction with hard closures Monday through Friday from 7a.m. to 4p.m., but no closures over the weekends.

Warren Wagon Road is open to Warren Summit – check with Valley County Roads Department for access to the South Fork from Warren Summit.

Elk Creek Summit is not passable.

Profile Summit/Edwardsburg Road is maintained by Valley County and has not been plowed open at this time.

Monumental Summit has not been plowed open at this time.

No Business/West Mountain Road is open, but minor snow drifts may be encountered.

Access to Cuddy Mountain is limited with persistent snow drifts in shaded draws that block access to high elevations areas.

The majority of campgrounds on the Forest are open for use – refer to specific information below.

Dispersed camping is available across the Forest where sites are accessible.

For additional information, please call the Forest Supervisor’s Office at office at (208) 634-0700.

Campground Information:

McCall – New Meadow Ranger Districts Opening Dates
Cold Springs Campground Open
Burgdorf Campground Open
Jeanette Campground Open
Chinook Campground Open
Lake Fork Campground Closed- wet & muddy
Kennally Creek Campground Open
Grouse Campground Closed – snow, wet & muddy
Hazard Campground Not accessible – snow
Upper Payette Lake Campground June 22 – reservations begin July 1
Last Chance Campground Closed, opening TBD – tree insect outbreak
Cold Springs Group Camp Open
Upper Payette Group Camp June 22 – reservations begin July 1

Council – Weiser Ranger Districts Opening Dates
Mann Creek Campground Open
Spring Creek Campground Open
Spring Creek Group Campground Open
Big Bar dispersed area Campground Open
Paradise Campground Open
Kiwanis Campground Open
Justrite Campground Open
Big Flat Campground Open
Cabin Creek Campground Open
Evergreen Campground Open – no water available
Lafferty Campground Open
Huckleberry Campground Open

Krassel Ranger District Opening Dates
Poverty Flat Campground Open
Fourmile Campground Open
Camp Creek Campground Open
Buckhorn Campground Open
Ponderosa Campground Open
Secesh Horse Camp Open
Big Creek Campground Projected for July 1

Closure Orders: No COVID-19 related closures are in effect.
April 29 – The Forest Service Intermountain Regional Office group size of 10 order has been RESCINDED.

April 3 – Float boating closure on the Lower South Fork of the Salmon River has been RESCINDED.

March 25 – Snowmobile Parking Lot Closure has been RESCINDED.