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BigCountryBittersweet  Sucess!


Did this one solo in winter
Posted Oct 3, 2008 6:48 pm

Alpinist#25  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008


Flew into Denver and rented a car with Zscapes for 2 days of highpointing. We visited Mt Sunflower on Sept 27th and Black Mesa on Sept 28th. We had perfect weather and both "summits" to ourselves.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 11:08 pm

McCannsterWTF???  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008


Yup, solo trip out here to Podunk. I left Boulder at 8am with my bud's car on loan and drove all the way out there by my lonesome. No trouble finding the mighty peak, spent about 45 mins on top, then did a backflip off of one of the dead tree stumps, a la my trip to Panorama Point. Highpoint #3! Returned to Boulder at 4pm. Paying for gas was kind of a bitch, but hey, "live a little!"
Posted Sep 14, 2008 7:00 pm

psquierMt Sunflower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008
New meaning to the term "drive-up". Neat display at the site. My GPS put us on a shortcut there, but we ended up traveling down a lot of dirt roads. Be prepared to seriously tickle your car's underbelly on the dirt roads in the area. No stores are nearby so gas/food/water up before.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 9:29 pm

mlandau3Last Highpoint On This Trip
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008


Definitely whimsical. It was spooky driving back to I70 after dark (especially after driving through a big mud puddle - ugh).
Posted Jul 21, 2008 2:32 am

dwhikeAll Alone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


First trip out to the high plains and couldn't help but being struck by how alone we were out there. Just rolling fields in all directions...a strange beauty about it. Loved it!
Posted Jul 14, 2008 12:13 pm

RyanTaro76Drive-Up Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2007
You park and walk the last 50 yards. An odd, barren place but nice as it was at sunset. Spitting distance from the Colorado Border.
Posted Mar 5, 2008 2:14 pm

jimeganMT SUNFLOWER  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2004


Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:34 pm

wildfamGreat Monument  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006


Loved the monument on top - kudos to the owners. All in all a pretty good view of some wide open land. HP #8.
Posted Jan 26, 2008 2:19 pm

I like it on topUnique  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008

I like it on top

Sunny, Windy, and Cold. That's what's expected in January. A different highpoint but nice none the less.
Posted Jan 20, 2008 11:54 pm

shknbkevia south ridge  Sucess!


At the request of my friend Karen, I have to log my mighty Mt Sunflower ascent. My wife and I did this one on the way back from my graduation from grad school at Regis Univ in Denver. This was at the time our home state and the trip spawned our move to CO! Nice sunflower made out of railroad spikes and a register to boot. This is one of the funner ones in the Midwest.
Posted Nov 27, 2007 11:01 am

ktiffany22What a hoot!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007


State highpoint #3... out of pure respect for our state highpointer friend Kevin (as well as curiousness about why he does this), we veered off of I-70 at the border, stopped at a farmer's house to ask how to get there, and away we went! "Bluebird day" for this "silly" yet intriguing and fun "summit." :-)
Posted Nov 26, 2007 11:43 pm

HokieJimState HP #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007


A bluebird day indeed, we could see for miles. Definitely the highlight of our 8.5-hr drive back to Colorado Springs from Topeka.
Posted Nov 26, 2007 3:08 pm

eric-grizWhy's it in a cage?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2003


Stopped by on a whirlwind trip of the usual tourist fare in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Eastern Colorado.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:14 pm

weeds19Last One  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2003


This was the last highpoint on an 11 state HPing trip. It's awefully peaceful out there in western KS.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 10:19 am

RedwicMorning Fog...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


Although thick morning fog ruined the potential views around the area, I really enjoyed visiting this state highpoint. A lot of thought went into the construction of the landmark; I liked the mailbox, metal sunflower, and tombstone/remembrance stone. Several wild pheasants were roaming around the country roads.
Posted Sep 10, 2007 12:21 am

Tie-Dye MikeMountains in KS  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

Tie-Dye Mike

Other than the incredibly muddy roads for miles (it rained 2 inches the night before and 4x4 was necessary!) Took my 70 year old Grandfather with me, his first HP, my 8th. I'm convinced the hill with the farm on it to the west is actually higher!!! But that would technically be CO. Next drove to Black Mesa, OK.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 4:23 pm

chilkootSunflower sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007


Thanks to the landowners for making this highpoint accessible to us all. With sweeping views across the plaing in all directions and a cattle-proof picnic shelter, this is an ideal place to watch the sunset.
Posted Aug 6, 2007 11:35 pm

TLPthere really are sunflowers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007


Yes there really are sunflowers all over the roads leading to this place. I was telling my cousin this, and she says, duh Kansas is nicknamed the sunflower state. Oh. right. All the gravel roads made the car dirty as heck, but it wasn't my car, ha ha. Not a lot to say about this one. One more highpoint in the books.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 5:14 pm

ZandtSecond on the day, fifth overall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


Second highpoint for the day (did Panorama Point in the morning). Really pretty drive between the two, and I really appreciated the landowners' effort in maintaining such a little sanctuary.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 2:17 pm

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