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CurtissimoWith my boys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2017


Nice hike up windy on top water in stone pool very cool.
Posted Aug 7, 2017 9:22 pm

huskertriguy2nd Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2017


Loved hiking with the nieces and nephews. Took the scenic route back via Little Devils Tower.
Posted Jul 24, 2017 12:26 am

utahguy058Billy Goat Goes Bonkers on Black Elk
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2017


Decided to make a loop of this stunning landscape, to get a nice variety. We went up trail 4, and came down the 9. I was impressed by the granite outcroppings of the Cathedral Spires and Little Devils Dower. We saw a stunning Mountain Goat at the spires, and then again inside the watchtower on Black Elk. He was licking the building for minerals. We saw no one on the number 4 trail and found it more scenic than the more crowded 9 trail we went down, though both were beautiful. The views at top were amazing, and was truly the highlight of the Black Hills. Thanks Billy Goats of Black Elk for a Beautiful Black Hills hike.
Posted Jun 18, 2017 1:37 am

Wallylongridge#9  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2016


Camped in Custer State park for a couple of days, saw lots of Bison, Big Horn Sheep and a few Mountain goats. i even got a foot or two up John Gills boulder problem the Thimble. The Lookout Tower on top of Black Elk was pretty cool too!
Posted Sep 11, 2016 11:18 am

larvitarLarvitour Stop #33  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016


First on the register after the name change! I definitely approve--Black Elk's vision on the mountain makes for a much more interesting name-story than anything General Harney did. After driving in the previous day and seeing how crowded the Black Hills were, I wasn't expecting solitude, but I only met one other party on my way up and down Trail #9 from Willow Creek Horse Camp. The final spur-trail up to Harney was pretty crowded, though, so I guess most people come up from the other direction. All those granite outcroppings along the way are amazing... I suppose some of you crazy folks try to climb them?
Posted Sep 4, 2016 2:12 pm

JowLarry Legend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2016


Straight from airport to trailhead. Lacking much energy but a scenic and fun hike. Very crowded even on a Thursday. Unique area for sure quite enjoyed. HP #33
Posted Aug 6, 2016 1:40 pm

THC73My favorite HP so far!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2016


We were on an epic roadtrip from Pittsburgh to Denver and back stopping at 14 different states, several National Parks, and 5 state High Points. This one was definitely the highlight of our trip as we were the last climbers of the day and a massive storm set in. We only caught the northern tip of the storm, but the winds and sky were incredible to see from the top of the tower!
Posted Jul 10, 2016 11:03 pm

lidijagrazulisAmazing views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2016


Great hike up from Sylvan Lake! First time in the Black Hills and I'm already looking forward to coming back. :-)
Posted Jun 1, 2016 11:41 am

sgb02dExceeded Expectations
Date Climbed: May 20, 2016


This was a very nice hike on a nice day. The stairs at the end were a burner. Lots of people on the trail.
Posted May 22, 2016 8:45 pm

GAflatlanderSD Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2015
Hiked from the north side. Bring plenty of water: only one creek crossing on the route. One of the most beautiful sunsets you'll ever see...
Posted Mar 3, 2016 8:56 am

SarahThompsonLoop with Little Devils Tower
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015


Nice little hike for an introduction to the Needles. Did an easy loop including Little Devils Tower before checking out some technical climbing on nearby Cathedral Spires.
Posted Sep 8, 2015 11:32 am

fallonclimbsHighpoint!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2015


This was my first state highpoint in 2011, and I went back to repeat it in 2015 on my second lap of state highpoints (I have 49 completed). Pleasant little hike and cool tower on the top
Posted Aug 30, 2015 1:31 pm

cheetah262Clear and Calm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2015


An almost perfect day up the Willow Creek trail to Harney. Not another soul on this trail until I got to the final bit where it joins up with the Sylvan Lake trail (from the number of people on the summit, I imagine that trail was quite crowded!).
Read the little book Harney Peak Revealed for some interesting history/facts about the peak.
State Peak #10….40 to go!
Posted Aug 24, 2015 8:19 pm

JenniferzivicAdventure Travel Gal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2015


Bagged SD on a trip to the Badlands. Just decided to do this. Wish there were more entries here from people recently. This is only #4.
Posted Jul 21, 2015 12:51 am

DarrenKnezekGlitter Highway  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Fantastic Summit and Hike! The trail glittered like gold the entire way to the top.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 10:32 am

rmjwintersNice run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015


Nice trail run to a great summit with fantastic views!
Posted Jun 30, 2015 8:13 pm

mattdalmanHP #31  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015


We hiked this one on a beautiful day. Trail #9 on the way up and #4 on the way down combined with Little Devils Tower.
Posted Jun 25, 2015 2:23 pm

mountaingazelleHarney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2015


Hiked the clockwise loop to Harney Peak from Sylvan Lake and then went up Little Devils Tower on the way down. It was a cloudy yet beautiful day as a storm came through in the afternoon.
Posted Jun 1, 2015 9:09 pm

vanman798Great Area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2015


To do this hike we drove up from Hot Springs, SD through Custer Park and saw a bunch of wild life. Had to drive through two one-way tunnels on the Needles Highway. Love the area. Hope to get back to do some rock climbing. Short hike but beautiful and a worthwhile destination.
Posted Jun 1, 2015 7:03 pm

MoonerUp I GO


04/07/15 Took about an hour to hike up here after climb in the Cathedral Spires that day. Relaxed on the summit with a goat and watched the sun set
Posted Apr 13, 2015 3:00 pm

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