Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2010-08-18
|Others in Party:||Jill Stone|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 18, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Black Elk Peak|
| Location:||USA-South Dakota|
| Elevation:||7231 ft / 2204 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPart of a family vacation and grand tour of Texas, State high points and the Rockies.
At last a proper hike to a State Highpoint in the midwest. We took the southern approach: Harney Peak Trail Number 9 from Sylvan Lake. The distance ia about 3.5 miles one way with 1,100 feet of elevation gain, it is necessary to self-register when one enters the Black Elk Wilderness. A well maintained trail with stunning views along and at the top even though the summit is actually lower than the treeline. The benchmark is a little way west of the lookout tower.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1589 ft / 485 m|
| Route:||Harney Peak Trail Number 9 from Sylvan Lake|
| Trailhead:||Sylvan Lake 5642 ft / 1719 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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