Flew to Denver, spent the night in Burlington, CO, then visited Mount Sunflower the next morning. Directions made it easy to find. Highpoint # 36 for me.
I was successful.
The grasslands have their own special charm.
Cold blustery day in Western Kansas, 37° and blowing rain, occasional flurries. It is a great day for HighPointing!
This was the 8th Highpoint in 5 days over an extended Labor day weekend:
1. Ohio's Campbell Hill
2. Indiana's Hoosier High Point
3. Missouri's Taum Sauk
4. Illinois' Charles Mound
5. North Dakota's White Butte
6. South Dakota’s Black Elk Peak
7. Nebraska’s Panorama Point
8. Kansas’ Mt Sunflower
Came down from I-70 @ exit 1. Dusty road but not much washboarded. Shorter drive on gravel down to US-40 - would recommend coming and going that way.
It's down a dirt road about 10 miles in the middle of miles of corn fields. Nice place.
What a climb, I tell ya what
After being chased off of private property attempting to do a county high point in Colorado earlier in the day, this was a lovely consolation prize. State high point number six for me! Mount Sunflower was a beautiful place to be, isolated from other folks during a global pandemic.
Nothing but peace at this highpoint!
The owners of this highpoint do a great job of making it fun. I enjoyed it.
The way was well-marked. Highpoint is on private property. Bring a beer and leave it in the register box for the landowner.
Landed in Denver for a week vacation in Estes Park, and I was like, let's take a small 6-hour roundtrip detour to Kansas. Wife and family were not happy. Fun times though!
Visited this one with my wife, Lori (her 4rd state HP) after visiting Panorama Point, Nebraska earlier in the day.
Got there right before sunrise. Actually a neat quiet place.
The last HP of a 16 highpoint trip!
Took advantage of a delayed flight and made the day drive from Denver to nab this state highpoint.
Farmlands, fields, crops... however you want to describe this HP. I enjoyed it though!
Got tour from landowner of 4th generation
This was the first highpoint I did with my Dad. We left in the morning from Denver and made it back about eight hours later. A long, boring drive on the interstate and twenty two unpaved miles down a farming road past two signs leads you to this bare mound in farm country. Did see some horned larks at the summit, which was kind of cool. We took some pictures but what you see is mostly what you get. My Dad's first highpoint, thirty two for me.
Close to CO,where I lived so hit that up in a days drive
Welp, I'll never have to visit Kansas again. There truly isn't anyplace like home. I imagine the storm cells and sunsets are gorgeous here, though.