Kansas, Mount Sunflower (4,039 feet)
Date: September 26, 2014
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.
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!