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jdzahariaPanorama Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2013


Interesting place. We visited on the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Several register entries from the weekend. Also visited the nearby NE, CO, WY state tri-point. Thanks to the landowners for allowing public access.
Posted Jun 25, 2013 1:37 pm

DrPowercatlonely  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2013
made it just before dusk after an all day drive from central Kansas, also visited the KS-NE-CO and NE-CO-WY tri-points on the same day
Posted Apr 11, 2013 1:07 am

joseyinnet1st of two  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2013


lovely drive
Posted Mar 26, 2013 4:16 pm

xbaghatone   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2002


After an all encompassing drive from my sister's house in Des Moines, Iowa, totaling 621 miles, I finally arrived at Panarama Point. I decided to stop off at an old abandoned school house just four or so miles down gravel roads from the actual high point. The land was so open, not a soul in sight. As I drove, throwing up dust in my past, I passed a farmhouse just like the directions said. The cattle guard was next. I stopped the car and took an envelope used to collect the two buck entrance fee, left an offering, then moved on through the rubber hose spring gate. I jumped out and snapped a picture of the roaming bison. Turning at the second cattle guard, I knew I was close. Just up the hill. It was a cold, 30's, and I wasn't dressed for the weather. After reaching the monument, I leapt out the Jeep. The register was interesting. It was comprised of two books, I wrote in the latter of the second. To read other people's comments was something different than expected. I never once thought of other people's experiences on the highpoint trail. One interesting note was written on 9.11.1 and opened with simply, "Sad Day". It then went on to talk about how the group was going to keep on with their highpoint trip. Written in bold letters were words from John Lennon's "Imagine". Another page revealed the last people there before I was four days previous. I'm sure you run into people sometimes. So I drank a Miller High Life and sailed off to snowy Frisco, Colorado.
Posted Jan 19, 2013 8:12 pm

Fletchwith my Brother  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2011


cold and bitter
Posted Dec 28, 2012 1:39 pm

mlandau3Highpoint #38  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012


And it's now $3 per person to visit. Still, ...
Posted Jul 11, 2012 11:18 am

Walkoutnow#7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012


The anomalous terrain of Pine Bluffs was a tease, as it flattened back out, but still worth seeing. Where were the buffalo?
Posted Jul 10, 2012 8:00 pm

wildfamBuffalo On The Move  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012


Great look at the buffalo herd trotting by. The contrast between the open skies of this HP and Mount Elbert two days earlier ... well, that's highpointing. HP #20.
Posted Jun 24, 2012 2:45 pm

DeanWith my wife  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012


My wife doesn't often get to chase a state highpoint since all the ones I've done pretty much are in the west but it was fun to be able to share this one with her. We had also planned to go get North and South Dakota but a bad wheel bearing in my truck made us head home so I could get the thing fixed.

Oh yes, we stopped at the rest area off exit 401 and got a map that really helped find the HP from the information center located there.
Posted Jun 3, 2012 7:50 am

MountainHikerCOPlus Tri - State Marker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2011


After Panorama Point we visited the Tri-State marker. Note the Tri-State Marker sign is gone. Turn off where the dirt meets the pavement.
Posted Nov 13, 2011 7:44 pm

tubularbills#3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2010


This was a 2nd HP on a road trip after getting promoted to Capt in the USAF (Kansas was #1). did a detour into CO/WY before looping back into Nebraska. saw the triple point too. nice easy drive, great weather.
Posted Sep 28, 2011 11:07 pm

markowens#17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2011


This was a nice break for me. I met some other Highpointers there as well. I signed the log beneath their names and 2 days later I saw their names in the log at the Kansas HP!
Posted Sep 5, 2011 11:31 am

schweiger0825First of four  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011


Had a fun ride out from Denver to do this drive-thru high point as the first of four I just did on a fantastic 10-day vacation. Coming from Massachusetts, I actually enjoyed the farm and grassland landscape on the way, and saw a couple of herds of bison from the summit marker - cool stuff. HP #6
Posted Aug 24, 2011 1:01 pm

vbeckman74Nebraska Streak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2004


We drove 8 hours round trip from CO Springs for this. One more HP down!
Posted Aug 21, 2011 5:57 pm

xpdaTough Climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1998


Flew into Pine Bluffs.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 3:50 pm

IagosGhostGreat Family High Point
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011


Took a detour from I-80 to visit this. We saw an interesting dust devil in a field on the way back to the interstate. The kids ranked this HP as slightly more exciting than Mt. Sunflower.
Posted Jul 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Cascade ScramblerSigned register in the middle of the night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

Cascade Scrambler

It's absolutely surreal to be at this highpoint in the middle of the night. Once we arrived, we shut off the lights, and we could only sense two things: the lights on presumably windmills in the distance in Colorado (hey, it was dark, I couldn't tell!) and the pack of coyotes off in the distance. It was dark dark DARK. Easier to find than I expected.
Posted Jun 9, 2011 10:03 pm

Jeremy HakesGood view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2010

Jeremy Hakes

Easy "ascent".
Posted Jan 22, 2011 3:01 pm

JowHP #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010


First HP of my epic western trip. had to rush up to get it done before CO Rockies game at 1pm back in Denver.
Posted Dec 1, 2010 2:41 pm

HotovenHate night drives!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010


Couldn't see much except the creepy tombstone looking sign that stood on the high point. We didn't see anyone else there at 3:30 am either, kind of strange...
Posted Aug 11, 2010 3:43 pm

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