Originally Posted by pearen
The road will be open and melt will be below 6'. The only way it will peak up that high in late June is a big rain event.
Here's what the ranger sent last night:
"A posting was made to the Idaho Whitewater board today from a person who reported the following information:
We snowshoed into cape horn summit on saturday and there was plenty (of snow). The parking lot was clear and there was 1-2ft from there down the straightaway to the tree line. With the exception of one bare spot about 3/4 of a mile from the parking lot there is 4ft all the way up to the summit. 2to 3 feet at the summit and snow covered down the back side as far as you can see. Probably looks a little better by now.
Today's water level is 6.56 feet (June 8th).
As of June 1st, the snowpack for the Middle Fork of the Salmon River watershed was 187% of average.
This morning, one of our Forest employees took this picture from the turn-off to Boundary Creek. This is from the parking lot off Highway 21. There are no known plans to plow the road open as of today. "