Black Elk Peak / Harney Peak Climber's Log

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wyozach14 - Aug 25, 2013 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2013

First State High Point  Sucess!

Great views at the top, easy but fun hike. Took my wife and I an hour up and 45 min. down.


grimbley - Aug 6, 2013 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

My wife's 1st Highpoint  Sucess!

Pretty easy hike. Forest had some trees being killed by pine beetle infestation (returned to the area in 2012 and it is much worse). After reaching the top return via a different trail to make a loop.


jfulcher - May 16, 2013 9:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1993

Family Vacation  Sucess!

Hike w/the folks.

tylordthemighty - Apr 15, 2013 9:15 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2012

Awesome place - one of my favorites  Sucess!

Going to school in Rapid, I've climbed this many, many times. Every time it is awesome, such a great view of the Hills. Makes me really miss the Black Hills!

DrPowercat - Apr 11, 2013 1:05 am Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2013

Sunny, but icy  Sucess!

great sunny afternoon hike with my boys, lots of ice in several spots on the trail, but we had a great time and had the summit all to ourselves until the wind chased us off


WyomingSummits - Apr 8, 2013 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2012

Beautifull!  Sucess!

Easy walkup but amazing scenery!

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Mar 30, 2013 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Thought Provoking  Sucess!

While I have only a very small amount of Native blood in me, the time spent on this mountain, as with that on Bear Butte, was very thought provoking above all else. My heart sank to look down on the devastation of the Black Hills pines by the beetle, and to think of how the history of this magical place has gone in the last hundred and fifty years. The sun will always shine on Harney Peak though. For a minute, I thought I could see the Chicago skyline off to the east.


joseyinnet - Mar 26, 2013 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 1993

back when I was little  Sucess!

Did this with my family on vacation. It was my second state high point, after doing Minnesota's when I was 5. Should probably return someday.


mountainhare - Feb 13, 2013 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

Wowing views  Sucess!

It felt like an aerial view of the southern Black Hills. One of the best summit views I have seen.


xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 10:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

twenty-five  Sucess!



Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:07 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Couldnt see a thing  Sucess!

white out...


awhite28 - Dec 25, 2012 1:33 pm

Harney  Sucess!

from Sylvan Lake

tldelaney - Oct 22, 2012 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2011

Tremendous View  Sucess!

Started off from Sylvan Lake. Wonderful temps, but clouds started rolling in and a mere half an hour into the hike the thunder was getting close. Great hike, but as the storm rolled through realized I was under dressed. Incredible view of the Hills from the top!


Walkoutnow - Oct 10, 2012 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

HP #11  Sucess!

Really cool area, nice easy hike. Some snow from the storm a couple days before made things even better. Black hills area is definitely worth seeing.


espreck - Aug 17, 2012 8:58 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Harney Peak Summit  Sucess!

Great hike, probably my 10th summit on Harney Peak in the beautiful black hills!


IagosGhost - Aug 1, 2012 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012

Family Climb  Sucess!

I took the whole family (six kids ranging from 12 years to 7 months old) on this hike via the Sylvan Lake TH. High point number seven for me. The views along the trail and from the top were magnificent, and the kids loved playing and climbing on the rocks at the summit.

irchrisbrown - Jul 29, 2012 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2012

Where I train  Sucess!

Made my first summit sometime around March of this year. I started with hikes from Sylvan Lake but I now prefer the Willow Creek route.


fastlikeatortoise - Jun 29, 2012 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2012

Mystical  Sucess!

My 2nd High point. Solo climb from sylvan lake trailhead. The cloud cover made the hike eerie but beautiful. it was pretty windy at the top but the amazing views were well worth it.


skorpeo - Jun 4, 2012 10:33 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

From Sylvan Lake  Sucess!

Very windy and cold(45). Great hike with my kids, though.
My third state high point.
Great views!!


xchallenging - May 31, 2012 12:15 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Big wind on top  Sucess!

Four hours round-trip, trail 9. The view was limited in the woods. But on the top, it was nice, the tower almost felt like those from 'HarryPotter' movie scene. Wind was gusting heavily on top.

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