Tuesday, July 23

highest point east of the Rockies

 Harney Peak, Black Hills of South Dakota 
elevation 7,242 ft above sea level

There is no summit east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States that has higher elevation. The stone fire tower just visible in the top photo was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Known as Hinhan Kaga Paha to the native Lakota people, it is a sacred site and place of vision quests.


Red said...

I had no idea that the altitude in the Black Hills was that high.

Caroline said...

Red, Indeed, it is. Our house is in the foothills, I think we are at about 3500 ft.

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