Nice diversion on the drive to Colorado. I didn’t know about the suggestion to leave the owner a beer until I was already there empty handed.
We were glad it hadn't rained so we had no issues driving our rental car out to the highpoint. We parked at the bottom of the final stretch and walked.
Gate was closed because of the heavy snow, so walked over to the high point. Had to clear some of the snow to grab a picture, but worth it.
Drove the Magic Bus to the summit on this one. Great time. Middle of nowhere!!!
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!