Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2011-06-15

Climber: Zack Holder

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 Report

Great 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
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Trail # 9
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Trail # 9 to Trail # 4

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