Elk Benchmark, South Dakota

Prominence: 829 ft, 253 m

Elevation: 5669 feet, 1728 meters

True Isolation: 6.46 mi, 10.4 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5671 ft / 1729 m
Peak TypeUnnamed Peak
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)43° 43' 41'' N, 104° 3' 0'' W
43.728063, -104.049951 (Dec Deg)
576517 E 4842109 N, Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceSouth Dakota
County/Second Level RegionCuster
City/TownWest Custer

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 13
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 13)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2009-05-20 by Edward Earl
     2015-04-04 by Lupe !
     2016-04-20 by Lupe !
     2022-11-13 by Josh Super

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This is the most prominent peak in Custer county SD. Key saddle is at (43.7129, -104.0205).
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 125: Lupe at the Elk Benchmark near the NW corner of the ridge. Photo looks ESE back at the lookout tower, which is actually on slightly lower ground. There are two metal benchmarks separated by just a few feet near Lupe. The newer of the two can be seen just to the left of Lupe in the photo. The older one is on another rock a little farther to the left (N) and not in view (2015-04-04). Photo by Lupe !.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 829 ft/253 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 849 ft/259 m
  Key Col: 4840 ft/1475 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 6.46 mi/10.4 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 43.8217, -104.0492
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Fanny Peak  (N)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: North America Plains
Range3: Great Plains
Range4: Black Hills
Range5: Southern Black Hills
Drainage BasinsMissouri
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Black Hills National Forest
Topo MapClifton O43104f1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Edward Earl.
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