Kansas, Mount Sunflower (4,039 feet)

Date: September 26, 2014
Distance: Drive-up

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Among the many miles of the approach to Sunflower.

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Mount Sunflower is a fantastic drive-up highpoint.  For starters, you’re greeted with a TEN FOOT tall iron sunflower, which I understand to be made of railroad spikes.  What a great way to embrace the spirit of the Highpoint’s name and, of course, the Kansas state flower.  A mailbox houses the highpoint register, which also seems to be a drop zone for business cards. Of course, I followed suit.  Finally, Mt. Sunflower offers a covered picnic table.  I highly recommend bringing lunch to enjoy here after what will most likely be a long drive.  This highpoint sits on private property, so please be respectful.  Sunflower does not offer bathrooms.

 

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Covered picnic table – great for lunch if you plan ahead!

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Size comparison for the 10 foot Sunflower

 

monument rocks

Monument Rocks, Grinnell, KS

If you’re looking for a side trip from Mt. Sunflower take a look at Monument Rocks.  This rock formation is a nice change from farm land and flat roads.  Bring sunblock!

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