Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2009-08-05
|Others in Party:||Hannah Carter|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 5, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Black Elk Peak|
| Location:||USA-South Dakota|
| Elevation:||7231 ft / 2204 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLeft the trailhead just after dawn with my usual hiking partner, Hannah, my daughter. Arrived at the summit a few hours later gloriously alone to enjoy the experience with just the two of us. Wonderful weather. Spectacular views of the Badlands and surrounding Black Hills. I now see why the American Indians see this place as sacred.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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