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Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2010-07-07

Climber: Peter Chinigo

Date:Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Elk Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:7231 ft / 2204 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was an excellent day for hiking. Lots of great views.

It is unfortunate that so many trees have had to be cut down to try to contain the Pine Beetle problem.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1331 ft / 405 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1331 ft / 405 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1231 ft / 375 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1131 ft / 345 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Trails 4, 3, and 9
    Start Trailhead:Sylvan Lake Trailhead  6100 ft / 1859 m
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1231 ft / 375 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1131 ft / 345 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Trail 9
    End Trailhead:Sylvan Lake Trailhead  6100 ft / 1859 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes



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