Ascent of Elk Benchmark on 2022-11-13

Climber: Josh Super

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 13, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elk Benchmark
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:5669 ft / 1727 m

Ascent Trip Report

Stopped for this on the way to Buffalo for dinner at a friends. Pleasantly surprised in the road conditions leading all the way to the tower, which we stopped at first. This was our whopping 6th unplanned lookout tower of the weekend. Wondering how many are left in the black hills. This one may have been the tallest, and I was wondering why they made it so tall when you didn't have to get far above the ground for the views you need here. Another disappointing no entry, and the wyoming winds coming in were typical - strong and cold. We then drove over so I could trot up to the highpoint, nice to find a BM here.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground

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