With Odakota Mountain, Bear Mountain, Crooks Tower, Terry Peak, Little Devils Tower, 6750, Atlantic Hill, 5688, 5460 & Bear Butte.
If deadfall was worth it's weight in gold, this summit could pay off the national debt, I think. As always, great views from the peak and not too crowded - except for marmots.
I think this mountain gets more challenging with time. Winter Storm Atlas must have added more fallen trees to the already-tangled slopes. Still, great views and no crowds - in fact no one else on the mountain at all.
Mostly bush whacking do pay attention to the route you take up. Hiked up with my dogs and quite enjoyable with nice views.
Good views, cool rocks, annoying deadfall, bazillions of wasps.
The views from up here are simply amazing. We did "Sylvan Peak" as a late-afternoon outing and the evening sunlight hitting the Harney Peak massif was just astounding. This was a great, shorter outing, but - indeed, pay attention to your surroundings as the terrain can twist you around if you're not careful!
Hiked the utility road route. Summited two tall rock outcroppings, only to find the summit was further northwest. White paint blazes were at-first very faint up the ridge from the water tank, and non-existent closer to the summit. But, the route-finding was easy. One rock outcropping needs to be passed on the right. Probably good to remember that on the descent. The summit provided good views of Harney Peak, Crazy Horse, and the Needles area.
This was a straightforward climb up a broad ridge. I just kept to the left of all the rocky projections and it seemed to go quickly. The views are great and although I heard vehicles I didn't see anyone in the area until I headed out. This was part of a trip to climb all the 7000 foot peaks in South Dakota.
Beautiful clear day. Made it to the top in no time. Got to see the helicopter crews logging out all the dead pine trees on Harney Peak.
It took my wife and I a little while to find the right route. I was operating off of memory and I accidentally took us down the wrong utility road. I should have realized we were on the wrong road when we started going downhill. Anyway, this peak offers what are arguably the best views in the Black Hills.
... to OH for school I stopped in S Dakota for some peak climbing. One of my last chances to hike in the mountains for a few months.
Got lost coming down.