Mount Sunflower Climber's Log

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TJ311 - Jan 29, 2011 7:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Solitude  Sucess!

Early morning sunrise!


davebobk47 - Dec 6, 2010 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2010

Blue Skies  Sucess!

Nice day with Blue Skies.


Alika - Dec 3, 2010 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2010

HP #10  Sucess!

Got there just before midnight from Mt Magazine, Arkansas. Slept in the car at the summit. Special place, will be back!


Jow - Dec 1, 2010 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

HP #11  Sucess!

Just made it before dark. long day of driving. summitted in sandals take that sunflower


Winex - Nov 17, 2010 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009

Flat  Sucess!

Kansas is flat


xDoogiex - Aug 15, 2010 12:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

HP #14  Sucess!

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.


Hotoven - Aug 11, 2010 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

great view off cows...  Sucess!

Saw some cows and made some breakfast soup. We had gotten here after a night drive from Nebraska's high point.


argothor - May 31, 2010 8:25 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2010

Kansas high point  Sucess!

The hardest thing about doing this "peak" is finding it, and that wasn't very difficult.


kteichert - May 26, 2010 12:58 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

HP #7  Sucess!

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".


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 18, 2010 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2009

Mt Sunflower  Sucess!

Fun detour on the Xmas drive to Indiana


IHaveArrived - Jan 20, 2010 12:13 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2010

HP #20  Sucess!

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.


Cortez - Jan 4, 2010 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2010

Splendid Isolation  Sucess!

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.


highlandvillager - Oct 24, 2009 12:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009

The animals like it  Sucess!

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


BadgerSummitSeeker - Aug 27, 2009 7:21 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2009

HP # 13  Sucess!

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.


xDoogiex - Aug 26, 2010 1:04 am

Re: HP # 13

agree to all of it


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 22, 2009 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Nice stop along the way  Sucess!

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.


mountainloverCO - Aug 22, 2009 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

In the midde of nowhere  Sucess!

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.


Eleutheros - Aug 8, 2009 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Hot and Sunny!  Sucess!

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!


SierraGrace - Jul 18, 2009 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

Standard Route  Sucess!

We drove. I nursed at the summit. It was a new nursing-altitude record for me.


osatrik - Jul 3, 2009 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 1987

#29 SHP  Sucess!

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.

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