Snow still blocking Elkhorn Drive above Anthony Lakes

By Baker City Herald June 19, 2014 07:28 am

Snow continues to block a section of the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway between Anthony Lakes and the North Fork of the John Day River.

The 106-mile paved route, also known as Forest Road 73, is a popular summer driving tour that circles the Elkhorn Mountains west of Baker City.

Earlier this week snow was about two feet deep near Grande Ronde Lake, said Dan Ermovick, recreation program manager for the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

The road is open to Anthony Lakes, and on the west side of the Elkhorns it's open from Granite to the North Fork John Day River bridge.

Ermovick said he expects the entire route will be open by around the first of July.