We drove 8 hours round trip from CO Springs for this. One more HP down!
Flew into Pine Bluffs.
Took a detour from I-80 to visit this. We saw an interesting dust devil in a field on the way back to the interstate. The kids ranked this HP as slightly more exciting than Mt. Sunflower.
It's absolutely surreal to be at this highpoint in the middle of the night. Once we arrived, we shut off the lights, and we could only sense two things: the lights on presumably windmills in the distance in Colorado (hey, it was dark, I couldn't tell!) and the pack of coyotes off in the distance. It was dark dark DARK. Easier to find than I expected.
First HP of my epic western trip. had to rush up to get it done before CO Rockies game at 1pm back in Denver.
Couldn't see much except the creepy tombstone looking sign that stood on the high point. We didn't see anyone else there at 3:30 am either, kind of strange...
We made it to the top around 3:30AM. we also somehow got lost and went into Colorado for 2 hours.
The minute I stepped out of the car, I was swarmed by flying ants, including my car! It was a nice drive, though, and a great view.
Nice drive out on dusty roads to a scenic landscape. Prettier than my previous high point "stop along the way" in Kansas. :)
I had a beer at the top.
Stopped by on my way back from a two week road trip out to Lake Tahoe. Did Magazine, Black Mesa, Wheeler (NM), Wheeler (NV), Boundary and Montgomery on the way out to Tahoe. Wasn't much to see in the middle of the night except the red lights from the windmills. At the tri-state marker I encountered a cow and her calf grazing.
Successful? barely. ha ha
Hit it on the way back from hiking Harney in SD. Nebraska has some nice bluffs and small peaks near Chadron. Was a little disappointed that the HP was not there in the green hills. But a highpoint is a highpoint.
With 5575, Chalk Bluffs, "Bo-Weld Hill", Twin Mounds & Cherry Hill.
Seeing the bison was cool
My wife is still shaking her head...why? Pictures of the adventure at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/nebraska/panorama_point_172.htm
Great drive up from Boulder, saw cool clouds and bison at the top. Also visited the tri-state marker.
Drove from Leadville, having summited Mt. Elbert the day before. I enjoyed the drive and as a complete opposite of the Rockies, I found the open land and big sky of this highpoint quite beautiful.
The Milky Way looked awesome!
Holly and I drove over, said hi to the Buffalo, and then out Panorama Point. This was known as Constable Mountain, for the owners, when I started bagging state highpoints in 1985. Summited while on my 8000-mile Great American Road Trip, in which I bagged the last 5 state high points of my 49 state high points. I'm going to do. Decided 12 years ago to forego Alasaka, I'd much rather go to Nepal if I can go on another 3 week climb somewhere.