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KieferMulti peak trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2016


long with Black Mesa in Ok and a few others.
Posted Nov 14, 2017 1:49 am

mattdalmanHP #36  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2017


Did this highpoint on our way to Colorado. The dirt roads seemed to take forever, but the highpoint was very nice and enjoyable. We had lunch at the covered picnic table there.
Posted Aug 11, 2017 3:18 pm

Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2016


Posted Jul 11, 2017 1:21 pm

JenEss#5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2016


On my way to Colorado, I wanted to stop and bag this easy-peasy state highpoint. The difficulty lies not in the ascent, but in finding the correct road to turn down after your cell service cuts off and Google Maps isn't working anymore (or maybe you have a different provider than me, or maybe you were smart and saved an offline version of the map to your phone). Anyway, Mt. Sunflower is about 11 miles up a dirt road very near the Kansas-Colorado border. Fortunately, we saw a couple of brown point-of-interest signs that let us know we were on the right track, plus some brown metal sunflowers to let us know we were almost there. I can see why some people would be tempted to skip this one, but don't! It's not that far from I-70, and it's actually very unique and you can see that people have put effort into the marker and the area around it to make it interesting. Some cool things about Mt. Sunflower are that the marker is located on a private cattle ranch and the owners are nice enough to let people come onto their property; there is a free little library with a collection of books and a place to sit by the marker; the mailbox with the highpoint registers is full of random stuff and covered in neat stickers; the metal sunflowers are pretty great; the area is quite peaceful and serene; and you can see for what seems like miles and miles from the marker. Definitely makes for a cool prairie panorama camera shot!
Posted Dec 26, 2016 8:20 pm

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


"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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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