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Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2007-04-07

Climber: Ted Light

Date:Saturday, April 7, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Elk Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:7231 ft / 2204 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started in Willow Creek Horse camp, and took the Sylvan Lake Harney Trail to the tower on Harney Peak. There were several inches of snow on the ground, especially at higher elevations, and the temperature dropped to about 15 deg F at night. We returned to our starting point via the Lost Cabin Trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2131 ft / 650 m
    Elevation Loss:2131 ft / 650 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2131 ft / 650 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Sylvan Lake Harney Trail
    Trailhead:Willow Creek Horse Camp  5100 ft / 1554 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2131 ft / 650 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Lost Cabin Trail
    Trailhead:Willow Creek Horse Camp  5100 ft / 1554 m



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