Mount Sunflower (4,039′) | Kansas’ State High Point
Weskan, KS | 05/23/20 | 0.55 miles | 16′ gain
On Memorial Day weekend, Kyle and I took a short trip to visit a couple of nearby state high points. Our first stop was Mount Sunflower, the high point of Kansas. This is just across the Colorado border on the prairie (currently used as cattle pasture). It’s private property, but the landowner kindly maintains the monument for the public. Although walking isn’t necessary to visit this high point, we needed to stretch our legs after a few hours in the car. We followed a cattle path to a nearby water tank. This didn’t take long at all, but we appreciated the fresh air and exercise.
After our walk, it was time to head to Oklahoma for our next adventure. We stopped for dinner and realized we had a screw in our tire. Thankfully we were able to buy a patch and Kyle was able to fix it quickly, but traveling for hours on back dirt roads for the rest of the trip was a constant worry in my mind. Would the patch hold? (Thankfully, it did!) We reached the Black Mesa Trailhead just before sunset. I took a few pictures before setting up our bed in the car. It would be an early morning for us!
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My fiance is from Kansas and we love finding things like this to explore!
Yay! Glad you found something new 😀
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Kool idea to visit the high points of each state. I wonder, will Danali be on your list too. BTW your dog looks like a good traveler/hiker.
It’d be cool if I’m one day able to summit all 50 state high points! But I don’t currently have any experience with that type of mountaineering, so it’s more a distant thought 🙂
You could always visit Britton Hill, FL, the state’s high point at 345 feet.
It’s on my list! Will probably take me a little longer to hit the farther away high points, but for sure one day!
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