Black Elk Peak / Harney Peak Climber's Log

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markowens - Aug 7, 2011 9:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

Harney Peak  Sucess!

This was my first SHP. My family and I were on vacation in the area and I thought that it would be a fun hike... little did I know that there was a whole community of people out there specifically chasing down SHPs.


yadahzoemtn - Jun 1, 2011 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Castle at the Top  Sucess!

Fun to see the castle on top. But even more fun to see the mountain goat grazing there. Hiked it on the journey from Utah to New York.


dwhike - May 11, 2011 6:17 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

Black Elk Overnight  Sucess!

A nice day hike from our camp along the Lost Cabin Trail.

Iron Hiker

Iron Hiker - Mar 29, 2011 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1996

Black Elk Trail  Sucess!

Walked up while on our usual stopover in the Black Hills on the way to Yellowstone....


tmfaust21 - Feb 22, 2011 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

Nice break  Sucess!

Nice break after driving for 2 days in a row from TN. Nobody on the trail either


rockrat2 - Feb 21, 2011 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

great views  Sucess!

Hiked with my girlfriend, very easy hike and incredible view from the summit. Worth the time to do. 2-3 hours round trip depending on how much time you goof off.


vetmike - Feb 4, 2011 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2000

Great hike with an excellent view!  Sucess!

Did this hike with my family in high school. What a fun adventure!

setrent - Sep 28, 2010 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

Willow Creek  Sucess!

A neat lookout!


Winex - Sep 23, 2010 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Hillbilly Heaven

Family of hillbillies on the summit. Lots of screaming and silly behavior. My son and I kind of enjoyed it.


ericnoel - Sep 6, 2010 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

Harney  Sucess!

I came in on I think it was the #4 trail which seemed like the shortest. Lots of interesting rock formations to be seen from along the trail and good views from the top. Extremely crowded but I guess that is to be expected.


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 23, 2010 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Desolation, Rock Spires and Sunsets  Sucess!

The pine beetle has lain waste to the Black Hills. Many dead trees :(

Refreshing hike from Sylvan lake on trails 4 and 9. Clear skies on the summit and a beautiful sunset!


jdzaharia - Aug 12, 2010 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Loop From Willow Creek  Sucess!

First State HP. Busy Summit. Great views.


Hotoven - Aug 11, 2010 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

Fun scramble  Sucess!

We took the mini alpine route with Knoback. awesome times. class 4-5.5. way more fun then the crowded trail.

Doogie was lagging behind and had to use rope while knoback and I free soloed the join! :-)


xDoogiex - Aug 11, 2010 2:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

HP #12  Sucess!

We took the mini alpine route with Knoback. awesome times. class 4-5.5. way more fun then the crowded trail.


maddie77777 - Aug 8, 2010 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

Great hike  Sucess!

We had a nice hike on a gorgeous day. It was pretty crowded up at the top, but Sturgis was about to start, so I'm sure this wasn't a normal weekend. Awesome area of the country, though.


mlandau3 - Jul 31, 2010 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010

Seventh Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!

Trail now leads from the Cathedral Spires parking to Harney. i've hiked harney several times - it's a fine high point


Eleutheros - Jul 25, 2010 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Desolate Wasteland  Sucess!

A crowded climb amidst thousands of dead pines, spray-painted trees and slashed woodland... sad to see the once beautiful area decimated... as expected, the views from the top were memorable. Cathedral Spires, Little Devils Tower and other rocks hold their grandeur amidst the dying forest.

...on a positive note, no flies or mosquitoes.


DougBenton - Jul 9, 2010 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2001

First State highpoint!!  Sucess!

A couple of ascents of this peak in 2001, one really hot day in July with a good friend of mine and former bandmate of the long defunct PTD. What a nice hike with spectacular views!


Chinigo - Jul 8, 2010 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Excellent day; and HP #25  Sucess!

From Sylvan Lake, hiked up via trails 4, 3, and 9 - and returned by 9. The weather was slightly cool and overcast. Also, there were no biting flies or mosquitos (unlike Katahdin in late June)!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jun 3, 2010 10:43 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2010

Great HP

A fantastic peak, and a state HP as a bonus!

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