Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 1984-06-14

Climber: Joseph Hirniak

Date:Thursday, June 14, 1984
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Elk Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:7231 ft / 2204 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of the west's classic hikes, although very easy. Started from Sylvan Lake, out and back. Forests and rock were beautiful. Skies darkened and we made the summit before the T-storms occurred.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1086 ft / 331 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Sylvan Lake/Harney Trail
    Trailhead:Sylvan Lake  6145 ft / 1872 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
T-storm on way back.

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