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Scott WisherFirst Highpoint of the Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Scott Wisher

Left Denver around 5 AM to reach Mt. Sunflower before heading down to Black Mesa, the Oklahoma highpoint. The directions listed in Charlie and Diane Winger's book Highpoint Adventures are better and shorter than the ones listed on SP.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 10:48 pm

gwave47Highpoint 9
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006


Read my trip report. It was a beautiful day. Flat but still awesome.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 1:48 am

Roam AroundMt. Sunflower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006
Myself and Diane, along with her daughter, Elisia and my son, Alex made the "summit" and logged the Kansas high point. Kansas is pretty in its own unique way.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 7:58 pm

CRiedel2Whole Family Summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2006


Our very first family highpoint! It was a nice day with long views. Highpoint #1.
Posted Jun 7, 2006 12:34 am

NanitaDRoute Climbed: The dangerous dirt road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 1997


The giant sunflower and creative summit register make it worth the effort to get to the top of this state high point.
Posted Mar 31, 2006 1:31 am

kozRoute Climbed: Ummm...the road Date Climbed: June 3, 2003  Sucess!


Second highpoint of the day, #18 for me. "Mount" Sunflower...gotta love it.
Posted Jan 3, 2006 12:06 am

chmoore577Route Climbed: Drive-up Date Climbed: October 2, 2005  Sucess!


Easy drive all the way to the marker.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 2:09 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Drive up Date Climbed: Sept 6, 2005  Sucess!


Well, I drove all the way to the summit in my midsize compact rental car. The sun was setting and I wished to hang out, but I noticed that two truck were parked at the cattle guard (and I had the distinct impression that they were waiting to make sure that I left), so I stayed only a short while. (Sure enough, as I got into my car they started to drive off.)

On the summit is a picnic table with a covering above and a fence around it. A great place to get away from cattle and sun.

There are few trees in this area that are not growing around the homes or along the creeks, so all is very exposed. You can see several homes around "Mount" Sunflower, including the owners home, and they can see you.

This is a greta place for Bird watching, and there are lots of birds of prey.

Thanks to the owners for allowing strangers to come onto their property.
Posted Sep 14, 2005 2:46 pm

starship_jenDate Climbed: June 1, 2005  Sucess!


Windy but sunny with clear skies. Nice picnic bench and marker. Extremely flat, but otherwise a nice HP.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 11:55 pm

gruntDate Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!


My third state highpoint. The owners have gone to some trouble to make the long drive worth it.
Posted Jun 17, 2005 1:33 pm

marcminishRoute Climbed: Parking lot traverse Date Climbed: 02/15/2003  Sucess!


You've got to be kidding me? Somebody went to the trouble of creating a Mt. Sunflower page. [shaking head] Even worse, I've gone to the trouble of signing the summit log.
Posted Jun 10, 2005 5:10 pm

ChaddBraggRoute Climbed: Normal Drive up Date Climbed: 5/28/05  Sucess!
yet another highpoint . . . 5 down and 45 more to go
Posted Jun 2, 2005 12:14 am

mtsptfamRoute Climbed: The only one I'm aware of to drive up Date Climbed: August 6, 2004  Sucess!


My wife and I drove here after summiting Mt. Humphreys in AZ. Another "high-point" down. Was amazed at how many other people had been there that day. The view was unique and grand in a different way. God is so diverse in His creation.
Posted May 25, 2005 10:55 am

IlafanDate Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!


Loved it! The view, the wind, the high plains, and that funky marker make this one very whimsical and fun.
Posted Apr 3, 2005 5:09 pm

Tbacon251Route Climbed: The only one Date Climbed: Feb. 23, 2005  Sucess!


That was the most strenuous climb that I have ever experienced in all of my expeditions. No, really....had a great time. One more high point down!
Posted Feb 28, 2005 4:10 pm

Steve GruhnDate Climbed: August 7, 1992  Sucess!
Not much of a walk.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 5:34 pm

petersbikeRoute Climbed: From the south Date Climbed: October 15 2004  Sucess!


Actually, pretty cool. Best part was trying to get air on the rolling dirt roads in my scooby.
Posted Oct 29, 2004 6:37 pm

MtnWomanRoute Climbed: southeast route Date Climbed: July 15, 2003  Sucess!


First high point by car and family cat.
Posted Oct 15, 2004 1:00 am

GarethRoute Climbed: South Face Dirt Road Date Climbed: June 29, 2004  Sucess!


I was in the immediate area so I stopped to take a few pictures. A highlight was seeing the great state of Colorado from the summit.
Posted Jul 2, 2004 11:54 am

GarethRoute Climbed: South Face Dirt Road Date Climbed: June 7, 2004  Sucess!


I finally made it to the top of Kansas! Summited in the early evening. The top was very windy, windier than the top of Longs Peak! One thing you can see from Mount Sunflower is the fine state of Colorado (which lies just over a fence-line). Delightful place, it’s wide open and fairly isolated. For all that people make fun of Kansas, I like the western part thereof. The High Planes of western Kansas are honest; they don’t try to be anything that they are not.

The next day I went to the Monument Rocks and did a little free climbing/scrambling on the rather crumbly limestone. The day after I went to Castle Rock and did a little Canyoneering and bouldering. Believe it or not, I actually found an ascendable chimney in Kansas; it was pretty chalky but fun!

Posted Jun 9, 2004 7:33 pm

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