Mount Sunflower Climber's Log

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Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Sep 6, 2023 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2023

without supplemental oxygen  Sucess!

As part of a trip. OK in the morning, KS in the afternoon and NE before bed.

HikerHel - May 15, 2023 3:30 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2023

Highpoint # 31  Sucess!

I took advantage of a work meeting being held in Denver and drove out to Kansas to conquer this highpoint. The gale-force wind conditions darn nearly blew me off the summit, but I managed to hang on long enough to take a few selfies. Bring a book for the "take a book/leave a book" library and a beer for the registry mailbox. In my case, I was fresh out of beer, so I left a mini bottle of mango rum. Cheers and a BIG thank you to the gracious owners who are kind enough to grant highpointers access to the site.


LazyJSkwires - Apr 8, 2023 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2023

Not much there  Sucess!

State high point #5 for me. The corn hadn't started growing yet so it was nothing but dirt as far as the eye could see. Reminded me a lot of Nebraska's high point. It was a nice day, and one other couple had parked near the entrance past the cattle guard to walk their dogs to the top. Probably would have been good for a bit of exercise.

Guinness74 - Feb 8, 2023 9:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2022

Ad Astra Per Aspera  Sucess!

Not really a climb, just drove up to the summit and got out. My family was with me...they were not as excited as I was. But, it's my first highpoint and a personal satisfaction to me.

Thermoretical - Jan 29, 2023 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2022

A Library!?! (#8)  Sucess!

On my way back to Minnesota from Golden, CO I decided to take the discrete route South through Kansas. As one does when they have nothing better to do. I met another mid-westerner at the "summit". He had apparently just finished college and was off to Denver to spend some time with family before starting his career. We chatted a bit more before I hit the road East toward Minnesota...


LouisFasano32 - Aug 27, 2022 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2022

Almost didn't make it  Sucess!

What a hike...from the car to the maibox

Humpty Dumpty - Aug 5, 2022 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2022

Mount Sunflower   Sucess!

The owners take good care of the road and the site.


Dundeel - Jun 11, 2022 10:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2022

Kansas Klimbing  Sucess!

One other visitor was just leaving as I drove up. StHP #10


Moogie737 - Apr 3, 2022 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2022

Easily driven in a Toyota Prius  Sucess!

#1 03-31-22 W/ Lana Got here about 5:30 pm after having started the day in a rental car from the Denver Int'l Airport and after visiting the Nebraska HP, Panorama Point. Enjoyed the little library and we left a beer for the owner of the property. Drove back to Burlington, CO to spend the night at the very nice Best Western Carousel Inn on South Lincoln Street.


yadahzoemtn - Apr 3, 2022 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2022

Road Tripping and Highpointing  Sucess!

Flew from SLC to Denver. Drove to Panorama Point in Nebraska and then on to Mount Sunflower in Kansas. Tomorrow we will hike Black Mesa in Oklahoma.


Odycus - Sep 2, 2021 8:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2021

Slightly less flat  Sucess!

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.


manicchick - May 20, 2021 4:56 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2021

Mount Sunflower  Sucess!

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.


PaHiker - Apr 11, 2021 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2020

Nice winter trot  Sucess!

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.


Geo412 - Mar 15, 2021 9:06 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2021

Successful Summit  Sucess!

Drove the Magic Bus to the summit on this one. Great time. Middle of nowhere!!!


maddie77777 - Dec 7, 2020 6:41 am Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2020

Highpoint # 36  Sucess!

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.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Oct 21, 2020 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2020

I made it!  Sucess!

I was successful.


Judd97 - Sep 18, 2020 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2020

HP#30  Sucess!

The grasslands have their own special charm.

WIHighPointer - Sep 8, 2020 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2020

HP #12, Mount Sunflower, KS, Completes the Midwest/Green HP's  Sucess!

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


admiralcapn - Jul 29, 2020 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2020

Dusty Road  Sucess!

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.


Hyadventure - Jul 11, 2020 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2020

Well marked, but in the middle of nowhere  Sucess!

It's down a dirt road about 10 miles in the middle of miles of corn fields. Nice place.

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