Ascent of Mount Sunflower on 2020-08-13

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Date:Thursday, August 13, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Sunflower
    Elevation:4039 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

We headed to Mount Sunflower, the highest point in Kansas at an ear popping 4,039 feet! Ok, it is NOT a mountain; it is simply a high point on the plain (at least Oklahoma had a mesa to climb up). Here, we drove about an hour west and literally drove to the Kansas high point, stepped out of the truck, and poof, we were there (no hiking involved)! Mount Sunflower is actually on private property; however, the ranch owner’s predecessors made the effort to allow the public to come onto their property and check out the high point, and the current owner has continued the tradition. They also went to the trouble to adorn the area with a shade shelter / picnic table and a garden of monuments to look at.
The current owner actually drove up to the high point in an old ratty jeep just to say hi – he was out checking on his cows. Anyway, he was most courteous and informative.
We were going to have a picnic lunch at the high point, but the flies won out. By the way, they bit and bit hard!
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Highest Point in Kansas (2020-08-13). Photo by Matt Sedlak.
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Summary Total Data
    Trailhead:Mount Sunflower  4039 ft / 1231 m
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
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GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Sedlak
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