Black Elk Peak / Harney Peak Climber's Log

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NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Dec 31, 2007 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2007

HP #12 via Trail #4  Sucess!

Mostly clear and windy day on the summit of Harney. Trail was a treat with about 2-3 inches of snow and the song of chainsaws in the woods. (?!) Views were great in all directions.

nbasford

nbasford - Dec 31, 2007 12:44 am

Great  Sucess!

love it

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 6:03 pm

End of Road Trip  Sucess!

Climbing Harney was a cool way to finish my 6-week western road trip of '02.

odogg0824

odogg0824 - Nov 26, 2007 1:04 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

Amazing Views  Sucess!

Took the Willow Creek trail (10-12 miles round trip). There was about 2 inches of snow and the trail had a lot of rocks making for a slippery day. The views offered along the Willow Creek trail are fantastic and the summit although cold and windy in late November, provides a great panoramic of the black hills.

Judd97

Judd97 - Nov 18, 2007 8:38 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2007

Harney Peak  Sucess!

Climbed it with a group of friends from college, had a blast. Kind of bummed about the tower on the summit, but still a great hike.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2002

One of my faves!  Sucess!

One of my favorite highpoints. I've hiked up it several times. My favorite time, however, was the first time in the April snow!

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002

Sylvan Lake  Sucess!

Easy hike, lots of people.

reboyles

reboyles - Oct 11, 2007 11:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007

Harney Peak  Sucess!

My wife, dog and I hiked up from Sylvan Lake on a picture perfect fall day. The campgrounds had recently closed and there were very few people on the mountain this day. The aspen were in their peak colors and the temperature ranged from the 50s to low 70s. Even though all of the western highpoints are much taller and more difficult than Harney Peak, this is one summit to not miss.

breagen

breagen - Sep 27, 2007 7:02 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2006

High Point #1  Sucess!

The start of my High Point adventure, excellent hike to a beautiful view!

tioga

tioga - Sep 15, 2007 11:11 pm

Hot  Sucess!

Hiked this on a family vacation. I remember it was incredibly hot that day and my dad just about passed out from dehydration.

weeds19

weeds19 - Sep 8, 2007 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2004

First time in the Black Hills  Sucess!

I followed the well maintained trail up to the interesting summit lookout.

Zandt

Zandt - Sep 5, 2007 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Very popular hike!  Sucess!

Easier hike than I'd anticipated...hiked on Labor Day weekend, so Sylvan Lake (and the trail) were both very, very busy. Beautiful up top, with great views in all directions, and, inexplicably, swarms of ladybugs EVERYwhere.

TLP

TLP - Jul 23, 2007 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007

SylvanLake #9  Sucess!

This was an easy hike from the lake. I wanted to start out early, like daybreak, but I was talking to the ranger the day beforehand while in Custer State Park, and he advised not to do that because there was reportings of mountain lions in the area this year. So I followed his advise, and got a late start for me (9am) It was partly cloudy on the top, so there was limited views, still it was very nice. On the way down there was LOTS of people heading up. I mean like maybe 50 or so! My gosh I guess this one is popular.

The Vor

The Vor - Jul 16, 2007 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Side Trip  Sucess!

Little hike to the tower on the way back from the winds. NICE breeze up top cuz it was already hot at 8 in the morning.

evolution_star

evolution_star - Jul 16, 2007 10:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

On the way home  Sucess!

Quick jaunt up the trail in crocs after coming back from the winds.

panhandletrails

panhandletrails - Jun 22, 2007 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

A great hike!  Sucess!

After hiking up the Little Devils Tower, we continued on Trail 4 to the top of Harney Peak. The hike took us through moving clouds, with lots of breezy cool mists. Many other hikers were on the trail, and we got the chance to visit with a few. The hike from the Little Devils Tower took about an hour. Spectacular views!

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Jun 11, 2007 12:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

Harney Peak  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife and son Ryan. Nice hike with spectacular views of Custer State Park. Took 1.5 hours to climb and we had the summit to ourselves. Spent an hour on top. Camped at Sylvan Lake. HP #22.

k2excursion - May 29, 2007 9:29 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2004

Highpoint # 27  Sucess!

3-year anniversary date for climbing Harney Peak. It was beautiful! I was up & down in 4 hours, including spending over an hour at the summit. Several mountain goats were up there, getting highpoint credit as well. It's not too difficult of a hike, and the scenery is amazing! Rains came after I got down. Lucky me.

Proterra

Proterra - May 13, 2007 10:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2003

Sturgis  Sucess!

Was in the area during the Sturgis rally... Fucking insane, there must've been 5,000 summiting that day.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

HP #18  Sucess!

Camped in a KOA, one of the biggest ones I saw up to this day...
Some 600 campsites... it was huge...
Found Sylvan Lake; what a nice place to stay;
We almost ran out of water on the way up;
I had to get down and get some more before getting to the top!!

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