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larvitarLarvitour Stop #35  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2016

larvitar

"Beautiful desolation" is how I described this high point to my friends. You get there, and there's nothing but you, the display, and the emptiness...
Posted Sep 4, 2016 2:27 pm

CBakwinYo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

CBakwin

Dicey in places, but I achieved the summit!
Posted Aug 17, 2016 7:35 pm

patascentFun Stop on State High Point Roadtrip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016

patascent

A long way from home, Mount Sunflower was a must see for Chris and I on our State High Point Road Trip to Taos, NM. Enjoyed seeing the Free Little Library and a shady little spot to sit. We left a nice cold Black Butte Porter in the Mailbox. Next stop will be Black Mesa, Ok.
Posted Jul 1, 2016 6:24 pm

big_gRoadtrip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2016

big_g

I'm not really a highpointer but I wanted to visit this out of the way place on a little weekend roadtrip. This place has its own beauty and I am glad to have visited. Off to OK to hike Black Mesa next.
Posted Jun 28, 2016 2:57 am

sgb02d3 AM Arrival  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2016

sgb02d

I was planning to do this right around sunrise before thunderstorms were predicted to hit later in the day. Unfortunately it began to rain lightly at 1 AM and not wanting to take any chances with the road getting muddy, I immediately set out to get to the highpoint. Made it to the monument a 3 AM, with it windy, foggy, dark, and rainy. After 5 minutes, I moved on out.
Posted May 22, 2016 10:35 pm

KieferSuper foggy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2016

Kiefer

Super freaking foggy and cloudy. Drizzly and cold. Only one there with no view (no surprise). Hiked across the ranch to tag the State Line HP. Actually needed GPS in order to not get lost.
Posted Apr 14, 2016 8:21 pm

lorriegirlSunflowers Everywhere  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

lorriegirl

The flash of rain which came a couple hours south of Mt. Sunflower did not make it to the dirt roads, thank goodness. We passed many fields of sunflowers coming and going from Mt. Sunflower, which was quite fitting.

The owners added a Free Public Library under a covered area next to the highpoint. Cool idea!

Registration box is full of hats, t-shirts, and other gifts. We added a Threadgill's shirt for Austin, Texas. Fun stop.
Posted Sep 8, 2015 11:48 pm

siekkidHigh Point #23  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

siekkid

Visited this great HP with Kate on the way to Steve's wedding in Colorado later this same day. We loved the tiny library at the summit!
Posted Aug 5, 2015 4:15 pm

DarrenKnezekGreat sunset!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

DarrenKnezek

On the way back from doing Devil's Tower a 2nd time.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 10:43 am

punchlineAlmost didn't make it ...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2015

punchline

Seriously ... Part of a three state Memorial Day vacation "dash." Came in from the north (Kanorado) and even with a Jeep just about went into the ditch twice due to the "gumbo" on the roads. The area had received almost 3" of rain the 2 days before and made the N-S travel close to impossible on the dirt roads. Spent $15 hosing the mud off the car in the next town. Crazy but true! Kudos to the guy on his bike that had ridden from Flagstaff, AZ.
Posted May 30, 2015 10:20 am

calebEOCState HP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2015

calebEOC

Drive up in a rental Hyundai on the way out to visit friends in Kentucky
Posted May 10, 2015 11:29 pm

TonkaSummit all to our selves!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2015

Tonka

The air was thin but we were tough.
Posted Apr 20, 2015 6:03 pm

16herdmanrRough Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

16herdmanr

One of the tougher summits in Kansas. Thankful that I made it up
Posted Feb 8, 2015 7:44 pm

MusiscaSnowy Day at Mt Sunflower
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2015
The roads were good down the dirt road to Mt. Sunflower, but it was cold and windy. Despite this being a relatively flat summit, the vast expanse of the surrounding plains is pretty amazing for someone from the East like me. I would recommend if you're going through Kansas to make the stop.
Posted Feb 3, 2015 9:33 am

Climbing Jack2nd State Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2015

Climbing Jack

Clear day and a deserted high point.
Posted Jan 19, 2015 8:16 pm

captain.ronHad to do it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2014

captain.ron

Interesting "High Point"! Glad I went
Posted Jan 5, 2015 2:53 am

GlennDHP #12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2014

GlennD

Arrived 1.5 hrs after sunset. Strong wind made for a chilly "climb". Google's gps was right on, took some nice pics in the dark but didn't linger due to the biting cold. Lots of UFOs in the sky
Posted Dec 17, 2014 12:11 am

tdoughtyRoad Trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2014

tdoughty

Nice day drive out from Golden CO. I blew it and used my truck's GPS system for directions rather than the Summitpost beta. A little more scenic than I planned! Barbed wire fence gates and cows!
Posted Dec 3, 2014 2:36 pm

VtownStriderHp 15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013

VtownStrider

If I recall this one was in the middle of nowhere but the spot was marked with a cool metal sunflower.
Posted Oct 7, 2014 7:39 pm

Bark EaterNice spot!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2014

Bark Eater

Delightful, peaceful place with amazing cloud formations. 90 degrees and a bit buggy with flies during our visit. The covered picnic table made a nice lunch spot. #39 for me, #26 for Lillian, #10 for John, #9 for Barb. Fun road trip!
Posted Sep 16, 2014 11:56 am

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