My wife and I climbed this Black Hills beauty by mistake in July of 1998. Missed the turnoff to Harney Peak! We were still very rewarded with great views and a colony of lady bugs on the summit rocks. Great way to cap off a trip to the Black Hills.
Only one set of footprints preceeded me up and down the trail to the top of Little Devils Tower. The down prints had occasional bloodspots , so whoever went, must have gotten a pretty good scrape near the top. Six to eight inches of snow, plus sunshine and warming temps made the trail very slick coming down. But, it was really beautiful (see photos).