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Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2012-06-04

Climber: Tye Scott

Date:Monday, June 4, 2012
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

Parked at Sylvan Lake TH bright and early and took the #4 trail up and the #9 down as I don't like to cover the same ground if not needed. This proved to be a great idea as #4 is considerably more scenic (in my opinion) than the #9. However, the #9 was more gradual in its elevation gain despite them both being roughly 3 miles each way. Once you reach the summit there is a neat little walkway to the hut...plus a dam. The views are incredible!
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    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear



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