Mount Sunflower Climber's Log

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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.

shknbke

shknbke - Nov 27, 2007 11:01 am

via south ridge  Sucess!

At the request of my friend Karen, I have to log my mighty Mt Sunflower ascent. My wife and I did this one on the way back from my graduation from grad school at Regis Univ in Denver. This was at the time our home state and the trip spawned our move to CO! Nice sunflower made out of railroad spikes and a register to boot. This is one of the funner ones in the Midwest.

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Nov 26, 2007 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007

What a hoot!  Sucess!

State highpoint #3... out of pure respect for our state highpointer friend Kevin (as well as curiousness about why he does this), we veered off of I-70 at the border, stopped at a farmer's house to ask how to get there, and away we went! "Bluebird day" for this "silly" yet intriguing and fun "summit." :-)

HokieJim

HokieJim - Nov 26, 2007 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007

State HP #3  Sucess!

A bluebird day indeed, we could see for miles. Definitely the highlight of our 8.5-hr drive back to Colorado Springs from Topeka.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2003

Why's it in a cage?  Sucess!

Stopped by on a whirlwind trip of the usual tourist fare in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Eastern Colorado.

weeds19

weeds19 - Sep 27, 2007 10:19 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2003

Last One  Sucess!

This was the last highpoint on an 11 state HPing trip. It's awefully peaceful out there in western KS.

Redwic

Redwic - Sep 10, 2007 12:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Morning Fog...  Sucess!

Although thick morning fog ruined the potential views around the area, I really enjoyed visiting this state highpoint. A lot of thought went into the construction of the landmark; I liked the mailbox, metal sunflower, and tombstone/remembrance stone. Several wild pheasants were roaming around the country roads.

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Aug 15, 2007 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

Mountains in KS  Sucess!

Other than the incredibly muddy roads for miles (it rained 2 inches the night before and 4x4 was necessary!) Took my 70 year old Grandfather with me, his first HP, my 8th. I'm convinced the hill with the farm on it to the west is actually higher!!! But that would technically be CO. Next drove to Black Mesa, OK.

chilkoot

chilkoot - Aug 6, 2007 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Sunflower sunset  Sucess!

Thanks to the landowners for making this highpoint accessible to us all. With sweeping views across the plaing in all directions and a cattle-proof picnic shelter, this is an ideal place to watch the sunset.

TLP

TLP - Jul 23, 2007 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

there really are sunflowers  Sucess!

Yes there really are sunflowers all over the roads leading to this place. I was telling my cousin this, and she says, duh Kansas is nicknamed the sunflower state. Oh. right. All the gravel roads made the car dirty as heck, but it wasn't my car, ha ha. Not a lot to say about this one. One more highpoint in the books.

Zandt

Zandt - Jun 25, 2007 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Second on the day, fifth overall  Sucess!

Second highpoint for the day (did Panorama Point in the morning). Really pretty drive between the two, and I really appreciated the landowners' effort in maintaining such a little sanctuary.

2skinners - Jun 22, 2007 5:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

HP #6 (3 of 4 in 3 days)  Sucess!

Although not very impressive in the climbing realm. Actually, nonexistent in the climbing realm, this highpoint is very well maintained by the owner of the property and is kind of fun to see. Regardless of it's effort to reach, it is a highpoint nonetheless and is just as important as the hardest high points to reach if you are aiming for all 50. I did this one the same day as Black Mesa, OK.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - May 29, 2007 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2006

Fueled by Caffeine & Sunflower Seeds  Sucess!

Became frustrated with muddy gravel roads in my little Hyundai, but worth it to bag the state highpoint. Parked at entry, watched sunset, signed register. Fun developments by landowner. Kansas is definitely flatter than Nebraska.

No one around for miles, great to have that silence and solitude.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2002

HP #16  Sucess!

What a sight...
Just plains all around us!!

redsplashman23

redsplashman23 - Jan 13, 2007 5:06 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2000

Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

Was visiting my Grandma one of the last times I saw her in Goodland, KS. We took a short drive to Mt. Sunflower. Here's a link to the trip report.

huskerhiker

huskerhiker - Oct 30, 2006 10:48 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2006

Fueled by Caffeine & Sunflower Seeds  Sucess!

State Highpoint #4

Summited same day as Black Mesa in OK, part of a marathon drive.

Became frustrated with muddy gravel roads in my little Hyundai, but worth it to bag the state highpoint. Parked at entry, watched sunset, signed register. Fun developments by landowner. Kansas is definitely flatter than Nebraska.

No one around for miles, great to have that silence and solitude.

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:08 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 1996

Kudos to the owners  Sucess!

Here in awful spring weather, but the owners' attention to the HP is worth the drive to get there.

noggin

noggin - Oct 6, 2006 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2005

Easy Grab  Sucess!

Drive to top. It is amazing how flat Kansas really is.

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Aug 14, 2006 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

First Highpoint of the Day  Sucess!

Left Denver around 5 AM to reach Mt. Sunflower before heading down to Black Mesa, the Oklahoma highpoint. The directions listed in Charlie and Diane Winger's book Highpoint Adventures are better and shorter than the ones listed on SP.

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