Panorama Point Climber's Log

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Redwic

Redwic - Sep 10, 2007 12:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Two State Highpoints, One Day!!!  Sucess!

After visiting Kansas' state highpoint (Mount Sunflower) in the morning, I drove to Nebraska so that I could visit it's state highpoint (Panorama Point) the same day. I have to be honest... When people talk about "driving in the middle of nowhere", they don't know what they are talking about *unless* they are referring to the 20 miles of dirt roads leading to this location. It was very windy at the "summit", but otherwise there was beautiful weather. Panorama Point, itself, had good views, and I am glad to have travelled to it.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 7, 2007 4:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Number 5  Sucess!

Took the whole family, and we all made it. WHEW!

chilkoot

chilkoot - Aug 6, 2007 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam  Sucess!

Though I spend much time in the mountains, I have always loved the vast open spaces of the great plains. So much land and so few people. When we arrived at the top (via auto...no hiking allowed) we met a couple hanging out in the shade of their open tailgate and just enjoying the solitude and scenery. They were in no hurry to go anywhere and were contemplating becoming highpointers as this was their 3rd state summit.
Oh yeah, and the skies were not cloudy all day.

TLP

TLP - Jul 23, 2007 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

I didn't see any bison  Sucess!

I almost made a bad wrong turn, trying to get to this place. It really is in the middle of NOWHERE. Got out of there in the nick of time too, because a thunderstorm also wanted to pay a visit to the highpoint that day.

Zandt

Zandt - Jun 25, 2007 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Lovely, lonely spot  Sucess!

Really pretty spot, underappreciated for sure. Very green in the late spring after lots of rain, also visited the tri-state marker very nearby. Surprised that the people who own the property don't do more to maintain the road to the high point, since they request donations.

CRiedel2

CRiedel2 - Jun 1, 2007 8:47 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

Morning Stop  Sucess!

Hit the NE highpoint on my way back from visiting my parents. Kids had fun running around and the windmills in the distance were neat too. Highpoint #11

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - May 29, 2007 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2005

Homestate Highpoint  Sucess!

I've said it before, I'll say it again...beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder.

First state highpoint, decided to make a special trip from mid-state to bag my home state's first. Unfortunately, I was not a purist and drove to the "summit."

Clear day, watched the sun set over Rockies foothills in distant West - just barely visible. Saw a few bison below. Signed register and lingered. It's a beautiful, rugged, underappreciated landscape.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2002

HP #17  Sucess!

One of the nicest picture taken ever...
There was a heard of bisons just behind us...
Scary!!

McCannster

McCannster - Feb 19, 2007 4:15 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2007

2nd State High Point  Sucess!

Drove up during my stay in Boulder, CO. I had never really been in the true Great Plains, so this visit was pretty interesting to me. Mostly cloudy conditions, temperature was about 45 F at 4 PM when I reached the top. A snow mound blocked the entrance to the dirt road, so I ran to the top in 10 minutes. Did a backflip off the register thing, prossibly the highest backflip ever done in the state of NE, unless someone else has done a backflip at that spot. The scenery out there made me think of the movie "Fargo". ;) Fun trip

huskerhiker

huskerhiker - Oct 30, 2006 10:34 am Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2005

Beauty is in Eye of Beholder  Sucess!

First state highpoint, decided to make a special trip from mid-state to bag my home state's first. Unfortunately, I was not a purist and drove to the "summit."

Clear day, watched the sun set over Rockies foothills in distant West - just barely visible. Saw a few bison below. Signed register and lingered. It's a beautiful, rugged, underappreciated landscape.

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:01 pm

Tornadoes!  Sucess!

Drive and 'hike' were the easy parts. Tornado warnings everywhere, ugly sky... scary!

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Oct 7, 2006 2:40 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006

Reward for passing an exam  Sucess!

After completing the professional geologists exam in Cheyenne, I took the short drive over to Panorama Point, my 10th State Highpoint.

noggin

noggin - Oct 6, 2006 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

Easy Grab  Sucess!

Easy Drive.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Aug 29, 2006 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

Panorama Point  Sucess!

Drove across Wyoming after climbing Kings Peak in Utah. A tornado touched down a few miles in front of us as we drove. Drove to the top just before dark with son Ryan. Signed the register and left in search of a motel and a good meal. Stayed in Pine Bluffs, WY and then headed for Mount Elbert, CO. HP #19.

gwave47

gwave47 - Aug 10, 2006 1:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

Highpoint 11  Sucess!

1 am summit was awesome. Way cooler at night to drive the dirt roads with no clue where youre going and be on the bison fields with no clue where the bison are

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Apr 8, 2006 10:18 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

Didn't Get lost  Sucess!

Thanks for the driving directions, Now it is better marked, but still a fun HP. It was my 21st Birthday.

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Apr 8, 2006 10:18 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

Didn't Get lost  Sucess!

Thanks for the driving directions, Now it is better marked, but still a fun HP. It was my 21st Birthday.

chmoore577

chmoore577 - Oct 21, 2005 2:06 pm

Route Climbed: Drive-up Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

Flew into Denver and approached from the south.

woodstrider

woodstrider - Sep 8, 2005 7:45 pm

Route Climbed: drive up Date Climbed: Sept 6, 2005  Sucess!

I drove to the summit, following the excellent directions from this website. The farm roads are all in excellent shape- wide and not too bumpy, but you can not drive too fast. I got a certifiacte from the Chamber of Commerce in Kimball certifying that I visited the highest point in Nebraska. Kim, in the office, is a very nice and welcoming lady. I love the people of Nebraska.

starship_jen

starship_jen - Aug 4, 2005 11:48 pm

Date Climbed: June 3, 2005  Sucess!

No one around for miles! Very peaceful and very green. Windy with the threat of a storm. Earlier rain made the road too muddy to drive so a quick jog to the marker and back helped me stretch my legs after driving down from climbing Harney Peak in South Dakota. Lovely!

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