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Afternoon T-storms in the Black Hills?

Postby maddie77777 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:01 pm

I'm going to be hiking in the Black Hills the first week of August, and I just read a note that I should watch out for afternoon t-storms there, similar to the Rockies and such. Is this accurate? I've never read any concern of anyone in any of the trip reports for Harney Peak. I may have to alter my itinerary a bit to accomodate an early-morning hike up Harney instead of an afternoon hike up it. It's fits better in my plans if I can hike it in the afternoon. Anyone have any advice?
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Postby Arthur Digbee » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:18 pm

I've been there in May, June, and August, and afternoon thunderstorms have been very much a part of the weather. We had some real boomers last May that fouled up our plans.

One storm with gumball-sized hail set off a stampede of 150-200 bison in Custer SP right in front of us; fortunately we were in our car at the time. Quite a sight. :shock:
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Re: Afternoon T-storms in the Black Hills?

Postby fsclimb » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:57 pm

maddie77777 wrote:I'm going to be hiking in the Black Hills the first week of August


I'll be there the SECOND week in August, please disregard my pm and email.
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Postby xDoogiex » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:16 pm

me and hotoven will be there first week of august
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Postby xDoogiex » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:51 am

me and hotoven would like to try that way. we should hopefully make it out there sometime tues and probally stay wed.
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Postby xDoogiex » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:59 pm

Good times
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Postby Alpinist » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:22 pm

Did you hit it Doogie?
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Postby xDoogiex » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:40 am

Yeah! It was intense.
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SD was cool

Postby fsclimb » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:07 pm

We ended up camping about a mile up the trail. When we got there it was late, and H-O-T so we decided to wait, and just hike a little when it cooled off. Plus with Sturgis Bike Week, all rooms and CG's booked solid. We had an absolutely beautiful (and legal) backcountyr site. It reminded me of the granite spires in Yosemite!
Sylvan Lake was a real treat...plus lotsa biker eye candy there!
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