Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2012-06-24

Climber: Walter Blume

Others in Party:Kevin O'Laughlin
Date:Sunday, June 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Elk Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:7231 ft / 2204 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed for second time, this time with Kevin. Sadly, the pine bark beetles have killed a huge number of trees and the landscape was much changed from the last time I hiked this in 2008. We also bagged Little Devils Tower this time, which is a worthy side trip. Very hot. Carry lots of water.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:931 ft / 284 m
    Distance:8.9 mi / 14.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:931 ft / 284 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.8 km
    Route:Trail #4
    Trailhead:Sylvan Lake  6300 ft / 1920 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 22 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:trail #9
    Trailhead:Sylvan Lake  
    Time Down:1 Hours 56 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Harney

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Devils Tower2012-06-24
2Black Elk Peak2012-06-24
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Walter Blume
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