Mount Sunflower Climber's Log

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Kiefer

Kiefer - Apr 14, 2016 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2016

Super foggy  Sucess!

Super freaking foggy and cloudy. Drizzly and cold. Only one there with no view (no surprise). Hiked across the ranch to tag the State Line HP. Actually needed GPS in order to not get lost.

lorriegirl

lorriegirl - Sep 8, 2015 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Sunflowers Everywhere  Sucess!

The flash of rain which came a couple hours south of Mt. Sunflower did not make it to the dirt roads, thank goodness. We passed many fields of sunflowers coming and going from Mt. Sunflower, which was quite fitting.

The owners added a Free Public Library under a covered area next to the highpoint. Cool idea!

Registration box is full of hats, t-shirts, and other gifts. We added a Threadgill's shirt for Austin, Texas. Fun stop.

siekkid

siekkid - Aug 5, 2015 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

High Point #23  Sucess!

Visited this great HP with Kate on the way to Steve's wedding in Colorado later this same day. We loved the tiny library at the summit!

DarrenKnezek

DarrenKnezek - Jul 13, 2015 10:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

Great sunset!  Sucess!

On the way back from doing Devil's Tower a 2nd time.

punchline

punchline - May 30, 2015 10:20 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2015

Almost didn't make it ...  Sucess!

Seriously ... Part of a three state Memorial Day vacation "dash." Came in from the north (Kanorado) and even with a Jeep just about went into the ditch twice due to the "gumbo" on the roads. The area had received almost 3" of rain the 2 days before and made the N-S travel close to impossible on the dirt roads. Spent $15 hosing the mud off the car in the next town. Crazy but true! Kudos to the guy on his bike that had ridden from Flagstaff, AZ.

calebEOC

calebEOC - May 10, 2015 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2015

State HP #4  Sucess!

Drive up in a rental Hyundai on the way out to visit friends in Kentucky

Tonka

Tonka - Apr 20, 2015 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2015

Summit all to our selves!  Sucess!

The air was thin but we were tough.

16herdmanr

16herdmanr - Feb 8, 2015 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

Rough Hike  Sucess!

One of the tougher summits in Kansas. Thankful that I made it up

Musisca - Feb 3, 2015 9:33 am Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2015

Snowy Day at Mt Sunflower

The roads were good down the dirt road to Mt. Sunflower, but it was cold and windy. Despite this being a relatively flat summit, the vast expanse of the surrounding plains is pretty amazing for someone from the East like me. I would recommend if you're going through Kansas to make the stop.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jan 19, 2015 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2015

2nd State Highpoint  Sucess!

Clear day and a deserted high point.

captain.ron

captain.ron - Jan 5, 2015 2:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2014

Had to do it!  Sucess!

Interesting "High Point"! Glad I went

GlennD

GlennD - Dec 17, 2014 12:11 am Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2014

HP #12  Sucess!

Arrived 1.5 hrs after sunset. Strong wind made for a chilly "climb". Google's gps was right on, took some nice pics in the dark but didn't linger due to the biting cold. Lots of UFOs in the sky

tdoughty

tdoughty - Dec 3, 2014 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2014

Road Trip!  Sucess!

Nice day drive out from Golden CO. I blew it and used my truck's GPS system for directions rather than the Summitpost beta. A little more scenic than I planned! Barbed wire fence gates and cows!

VtownStrider

VtownStrider - Oct 7, 2014 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013

Hp 15  Sucess!

If I recall this one was in the middle of nowhere but the spot was marked with a cool metal sunflower.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 16, 2014 11:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2014

Nice spot!  Sucess!

Delightful, peaceful place with amazing cloud formations. 90 degrees and a bit buggy with flies during our visit. The covered picnic table made a nice lunch spot. #39 for me, #26 for Lillian, #10 for John, #9 for Barb. Fun road trip!

AF_Hiker - Aug 20, 2014 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2014

HP #6  Sucess!

Drove right up to the summit. Very peaceful area.

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Jul 14, 2014 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014

Thunderstorm  Sucess!

Interesting and surprisingly scenic drive on farming roads. Raced a "severe thunderstorm" back to Goodland on the way out.

harbor

harbor - Jun 15, 2014 1:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

Beautiful Sunshiny Day  Sucess!

Gorgeous summer day. Not a cloud in the sky. Although no sunflowers were blooming this early, we happened to picked a weekend where all the cacti in the area (including the summit area) had huge yellow flowers. Also, surprisingly pretty views of the prairie-lands from the summit.

State HP #7

iamrwood

iamrwood - Jan 13, 2014 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

Cows  Sucess!

Got stopped by a state trooper on the way in and won a pricey ticket for speeding, but made it to the high point without much confusion. Stalked some cows on the prairie.

Woodswalker

Woodswalker - Nov 24, 2013 8:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005

Mount Sunflower  Sucess!

Wide open prairie. Very beautiful.

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