Today we ventured up to Black Elk Peak Hike (El. 7,242 ft). Ade, Tracie and Anna turned around just before 3/4 of mile. Caio, Eric and I made it up to the top on peak. We took Trail 9 up and Trail 4 down. I was thinking Trail 4 was easier but I was wrong...very wrong. haha! The total length was 7.3 miles and took us just under 4 hours. I've learned my lesson...Trail 9 is the one you want up and down! After we got back we drove the Needles highway back to Rapid City.