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peerzatall in good fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2008

peerzat

great view, really. highest point from the rockies to the pyranees! hope they don't turn it into a paved trail to get up there one of these days. I have a feeling they might.
Posted Nov 19, 2008 2:22 pm

Brian Kalet#9  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Brian Kalet

1 hour roundtrip.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 1:14 pm

merrillWe made it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

merrill

Chalk up the first state highpoint for my 3 kids, ages 9, 7, and 4. My wife is also 6 months pregnant and did great. We saw 2 mountain goats down the rocks to the West. We got sprinkled on a little on the return and the rain came gushing down just as we got into the truck. Whew!
Posted Jul 6, 2008 4:19 pm

AubreySununexpected beauty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

AubreySun

Made a long loop out of this climb. Even though it was relatively easy, it was surprisingly beautiful and incredibly scenic. The summit area offered some fun scampering opportunities as well. After gaining the summit, we heard a couple incredibly loud explosions in the distance (the Army was performing some exercises outside of Custer). Have to admit, those were some loud booms. Louder than I've ever heard. Just added to the unique experience. Anyway, southwestern South Dakota is underrated. Great hiking can be had.
Posted Jun 15, 2008 11:33 pm

trekkerBirthday hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2008

trekker

Left Sylvan Lake on trail 9 to summit and returned on trail 4 to visit Cathedral Spires on the way back. Could see storm clouds and rain falling north of the peak, great day. Too many people on top and trail 9, not many at all on trail 4, but still a wonderful and scenic hike to an easy summit.
Posted Jun 14, 2008 1:35 pm

I like it on topHarney Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

I like it on top

Last minute decision to head up in observance of Summit for Heroes. Great trail, a little chilly on top with light rain. Completed with Troy and Keith.
Posted Jun 12, 2008 1:02 am

Tbacon251Memorial  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

Tbacon251

Made the hike with Keith and Chuck for the 2008 "Cops on Top Summit for Heroes" memorial service. Great day....a little cold.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 4:24 pm

peakrat76Via Sylvan Lake No. 4 Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2008

peakrat76

Great hike to a summit with fantastic views. We climbed it early enough in the year to have avoided the hoards of people. I recommend the No. 4 Trail as it is somewhat longer and tends to be a little more remote. Great close up views of the Spires and not so many people.
Posted Jun 6, 2008 2:59 pm

RedwicAwesome Hike, Awesome Views!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Redwic

Shortly after visiting Mount Rushmore in the morning, my wife and I hiked up to South Dakota's highest point. We had beautiful (perfect, in my opinion) weather conditions and met a lot of great hikers (from all over the country) to talk with along the way, including many fellow hockey fans. I had photos taken at the tower (South Dakota's manmade highpoint) and at the true geographical highpoint. Good times. The views from the summit are spectacular. Highly recommended summit hike.
Posted May 26, 2008 5:42 pm

chilkootHighpoint #40  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2008

chilkoot

Met two guys near the trailhead who were heading back due to "snow conditions we weren't equpped to deal with." I was with my 6 and 9 year olds wearing tennis shows and rubber raincoats. There was no snow at the trailhead and the most we ever got into was about 3-4 inches deep. THe only real problem we had was high winds at the summit that were strong enough to blow my kids over. Fortunately they love that kind of thing, so we had a great hike. Even saw a marmot crawling around in a stack of freshly cut logs at the trail head (Sylvan Lake). Pretty rare for the Black Hills from what I understand.
Posted Apr 29, 2008 11:59 am

paisajeroamericanoBirthday Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2008

paisajeroamericano

I think I left from Willow Creek Horse Camp. The weather was perfect, with just a little bit of snow, but little or no accumulation. Gotta love Dakota Territory, but shouldn't it be East Dakota and West Dakota (instead of North and South)?
Posted Apr 6, 2008 12:04 pm

jm485Pefect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008
Perfect day for a hike. There was about an inch of fresh snow to cover all the old tracks. The weather was clear with temps in the 30s. Trail was a little icy in places.
Posted Mar 23, 2008 10:54 am

KruckPleasant Winter Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2008

Kruck

Three inches of fresh pow over ice made you pay attention on this straightforward and easy trail (No. 9). Stunning views as you hike, if you stop to look around 360 every once in a while. It looks like Little Devil's Tower could be attempted from this side, though I had no time to improvise a route. Just passing through area. Had the trail entirely to myself, which was very nice.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 11:57 am

jimeganHARNEY PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2004

jimegan

PLEASANT TRAIL HIKE AFTER DOING KANSAS AND NEBRASKA HIGHPOINTS EARLIER IN THE DAY
Posted Feb 7, 2008 11:51 am

utclimberNice hike  Sucess!
I've probably climbed Harney Peak a couple of dozen times. Classic with all the granite spires near. If you're a climber, bring a rope and explore the Cathedral Spires.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 11:27 pm

MountainHikerCOSD high point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004

MountainHikerCO

It was a nice hike and a state high point!
Posted Dec 31, 2007 4:38 pm

NavySeabeeHP #12 via Trail #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2007

NavySeabee

Mostly clear and windy day on the summit of Harney. Trail was a treat with about 2-3 inches of snow and the song of chainsaws in the woods. (?!) Views were great in all directions.
Posted Dec 31, 2007 4:03 pm

nbasfordGreat  Sucess!

nbasford

love it
Posted Dec 31, 2007 12:44 am

MattGreeneEnd of Road Trip  Sucess!
Climbing Harney was a cool way to finish my 6-week western road trip of '02.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 6:03 pm

odogg0824Amazing Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

odogg0824

Took the Willow Creek trail (10-12 miles round trip). There was about 2 inches of snow and the trail had a lot of rocks making for a slippery day. The views offered along the Willow Creek trail are fantastic and the summit although cold and windy in late November, provides a great panoramic of the black hills.
Posted Nov 26, 2007 1:04 am

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