Mount Sunflower Climber's Log

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Eleutheros

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

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

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.

skinnywhitecomic

skinnywhitecomic - Jun 19, 2009 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

HP #18  Sucess!

Very easy to find, and easy to drive up to, especially if you have a Hummer! HP #18!

Cricket

Cricket - Jun 14, 2009 11:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

Magic  Sucess!

The top of Kansas was a more magical place than I could have imagined. There may not have been a wizard, but it definitely felt like the land of Oz. I was off the beaten path, but a beautiful place to see with my beautiful family.

lizrdboy

lizrdboy - Jun 14, 2009 1:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

Not in Kansas Anymore  Sucess!

Tagged Mount Sunflower on the way out of Kansas - after living there for a year. It (the state) was nice, but flat! The HP - it was quite nice, and also flat.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - May 24, 2009 10:54 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2009

Sunflower at Night  Sucess!

We decided to drive all of the way back to Wisconsin after climbing Black Mesa in Oklahoma so we hit Mt. Sunflower at 10:30 at night. Took some pictures and signed the register. Drove on to Panorama Point in Nebraska. I will always wonder what the view is like from this highpoint. HP #41.

jeffh25

jeffh25 - Feb 10, 2009 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007

Mt. Sunflower  Sucess!

Climbed into the "Thick Air" of Kansas the day after Elbert. Quite the scenery change for my 2nd Highpoint, but still fun in it's own way.

Pedaldance

Pedaldance - Dec 6, 2008 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2008

#2  Sucess!

Second highpoint with kids, even brought hubby along this time :-) Far different experience from Guadalupe Peak! Missed the challenge, but enjoyed reading the log and notes from owners. Moved on to Colorado, lots of snow - can't wait for Mt. Elbert next year!

Castlereagh

Castlereagh - Oct 12, 2008 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

Detour off I-70  Sucess!

Stopped by on the way out west. Rough dirt roads leading there. Views are pretty good at the summit. A herd of cattle joined me on the summit.

BigCountry

BigCountry - Oct 3, 2008 6:48 pm

Bittersweet  Sucess!

Did this one solo in winter

Alpinist

Alpinist - Sep 28, 2008 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

#25  Sucess!

Flew into Denver and rented a car with Zscapes for 2 days of highpointing. We visited Mt Sunflower on Sept 27th and Black Mesa on Sept 28th. We had perfect weather and both "summits" to ourselves.

McCannster

McCannster - Sep 14, 2008 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

WTF???  Sucess!

Yup, solo trip out here to Podunk. I left Boulder at 8am with my bud's car on loan and drove all the way out there by my lonesome. No trouble finding the mighty peak, spent about 45 mins on top, then did a backflip off of one of the dead tree stumps, a la my trip to Panorama Point. Highpoint #3! Returned to Boulder at 4pm. Paying for gas was kind of a bitch, but hey, "live a little!"

psquier - Aug 5, 2008 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Mt Sunflower  Sucess!

New meaning to the term "drive-up". Neat display at the site. My GPS put us on a shortcut there, but we ended up traveling down a lot of dirt roads. Be prepared to seriously tickle your car's underbelly on the dirt roads in the area. No stores are nearby so gas/food/water up before.

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jul 21, 2008 2:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

Last Highpoint On This Trip

Definitely whimsical. It was spooky driving back to I70 after dark (especially after driving through a big mud puddle - ugh).

dwhike

dwhike - Jul 14, 2008 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

All Alone...  Sucess!

First trip out to the high plains and couldn't help but being struck by how alone we were out there. Just rolling fields in all directions...a strange beauty about it. Loved it!

RyanTaro76 - Mar 5, 2008 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2007

Drive-Up Summit  Sucess!

You park and walk the last 50 yards. An odd, barren place but nice as it was at sunset. Spitting distance from the Colorado Border.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2004

MT SUNFLOWER  Sucess!

SLEPT IN THE PASTURE NEAR THE CATTLEGUARD AFTER DOING WHEELER PK AND BLACK MESA EARLIER IN THE DAY. MADE A MOUNTAINEERING START BEFORE SUNUP WITH A HERD OF COWS TO GREET ME

wildfam

wildfam - Jan 26, 2008 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006

Great Monument  Sucess!

Loved the monument on top - kudos to the owners. All in all a pretty good view of some wide open land. HP #8.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Jan 20, 2008 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008

Unique  Sucess!

Sunny, Windy, and Cold. That's what's expected in January. A different highpoint but nice none the less.

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