Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2011-06-15
|Others in Party:||Ben Holder|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 15, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Black Elk Peak|
| Location:||USA-South Dakota|
| Elevation:||7231 ft / 2204 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGreat hike on my first full day of a Black Hills family trip. My brother and I were on the trail by 6:30 AM and didn't seen anyone else until we were most of the way back down. Some great views farther up, although be warned that there is a lot of tree loss due to beetles. Deer all over, marmots up top. Relatively easy, but we were sweating the last 1/4 mile or so, where it appears to go straight up.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Route:||Trail # 9|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Route:||Trail # 9 to Trail # 4|
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