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xDoogiexHP #14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

xDoogiex

It was a close one. We managed to just survive getting mauled to death by man eatting mad cows. i shall never forget the look in there eyes. That was only the beginning. After we a few pitches up the deadly north face a freak midwest electric ice storm blew in. we had to bivy for like 3 and a half mins before pushing onto the summit. the winds were at a roaring 5 miles an hour. we were almost blown off except hotoven was able to build an anchor on the the metal sunflower sculpture. once on top there was a rogue cow looking for trouble and flying bugs that tried to drain us of our blood and our lives. oh mt. sunflower, i shall never forget thee. some of the most scenic views our eyes have ever gazed upon.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 12:25 am

Hotovengreat view off cows...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Hotoven

Saw some cows and made some breakfast soup. We had gotten here after a night drive from Nebraska's high point.
Posted Aug 11, 2010 3:45 pm

argothorKansas high point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2010

argothor

The hardest thing about doing this "peak" is finding it, and that wasn't very difficult.
Posted May 31, 2010 8:25 pm

kteichertHP #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

kteichert

Absolutely perfect day. Thunderclouds just overhead and to the east, and sun setting in the West. Grateful for the Harold Family that they let us enjoy this "summit".
Posted May 26, 2010 12:58 am

theREALCarpeDMMt Sunflower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2009

theREALCarpeDM

Fun detour on the Xmas drive to Indiana
Posted Apr 18, 2010 12:01 pm

IHaveArrivedHP #20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2010

IHaveArrived

Stopped by on my way home from Colorado. Beautiful day for midwinter. 50 degree weather and sun. I found the open grassland of this highpoint in complete contrast to the Rocky Mountains but quite beautiful.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 12:13 am

CortezSplendid Isolation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2010

Cortez

This was a truly remarkable place. The shades of color on the winter plains were in constant flux, changing with the motions of the clouds.
Posted Jan 4, 2010 9:11 pm

highlandvillagerThe animals like it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009

highlandvillager

After flying into Denver, we detoured east to visit the Kansas highpoint before heading back west to Leadville and Mount Elbert. It looked like some deer had bedded down the night before in the tall grass around the monument, and some cows had made a special effort to poop near the picnic table. HP23
Posted Oct 24, 2009 12:02 am

BadgerSummitSeekerHP # 13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2009

BadgerSummitSeeker

Believe it or not but of my 13 HPs this might be about my 5th favorite or so. Not because there were any lofty views but I really enjoyed the long views over the sloping land. The isolation is the best part. If you're still and listen you can only hear the wind. So relaxing. The surrounding area isn't as flat as people make it sound. If you take the approach road from the south it's a hilly up & down drive until just before you reach the HP.
Posted Aug 27, 2009 7:21 pm

PhenomenalWomanNice stop along the way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

PhenomenalWoman

On the way to Colorado we took a detour from I70 to hit the Kansas high point. Nice day, sunny and breezy. Had some lunch and chatted with ham radio enthusiasts as they set up camp to talk to climbers hitting the nearby 14ers.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 9:30 pm

mountainloverCOIn the midde of nowhere  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

mountainloverCO

After a stiff 10m hike to the top of this lofty summit, we summitted around 9AM MST and spent 20 minutes enjoying the summit register, quirky sunflower monument, and the vast, expansive views of the Great Plains. A unique beauty for sure.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 8:39 pm

EleutherosHot and Sunny!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Eleutheros

Sweeping vistas of the surrounding fields for over 10 miles in most directions (except southwest). Ham radio fanatics preparing for a hamfest with climbers in Colorado's front range.

Walked across the gravel rounabout to the summit. Had a beer and some lunch at the picnic table. Woohoo!
Posted Aug 8, 2009 5:37 pm

SierraGraceStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

SierraGrace

We drove. I nursed at the summit. It was a new nursing-altitude record for me.
Posted Jul 18, 2009 1:00 am

osatrik#29 SHP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 1987

osatrik

While moving from Chicago to Seattle, we drove across the county and stopped here as our two-plus year blitz of state highpoints drew to a close. It was our 29th state highpoint in 27 months. Our move from United Air Lines to Boeing marked the end of our quick and cheap travel around the US and thus the continuation of the project was at a pace of more like 1 per year rather than one per month. I completed my 49 state high points. in June, 2009.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 2:33 pm

skinnywhitecomicHP #18  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

skinnywhitecomic

Very easy to find, and easy to drive up to, especially if you have a Hummer! HP #18!
Posted Jun 19, 2009 5:07 pm

CricketMagic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

Cricket

The top of Kansas was a more magical place than I could have imagined. There may not have been a wizard, but it definitely felt like the land of Oz. I was off the beaten path, but a beautiful place to see with my beautiful family.
Posted Jun 14, 2009 11:44 am

lizrdboyNot in Kansas Anymore  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

lizrdboy

Tagged Mount Sunflower on the way out of Kansas - after living there for a year. It (the state) was nice, but flat! The HP - it was quite nice, and also flat.
Posted Jun 14, 2009 1:30 am

Holsti97Sunflower at Night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2009

Holsti97

We decided to drive all of the way back to Wisconsin after climbing Black Mesa in Oklahoma so we hit Mt. Sunflower at 10:30 at night. Took some pictures and signed the register. Drove on to Panorama Point in Nebraska. I will always wonder what the view is like from this highpoint. HP #41.
Posted May 24, 2009 10:54 pm

jeffh25Mt. Sunflower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007

jeffh25

Climbed into the "Thick Air" of Kansas the day after Elbert. Quite the scenery change for my 2nd Highpoint, but still fun in it's own way.
Posted Feb 10, 2009 12:45 pm

Pedaldance#2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2008

Pedaldance

Second highpoint with kids, even brought hubby along this time :-) Far different experience from Guadalupe Peak! Missed the challenge, but enjoyed reading the log and notes from owners. Moved on to Colorado, lots of snow - can't wait for Mt. Elbert next year!
Posted Dec 6, 2008 8:21 pm

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