Panorama Point Trip Report

On Monday August 24th, 2015 I stood at the highest point in Nebraska which is Panorama Point. This was the third of the 4 state highpoints completed during our 2015 North Central Trip and it was #32 out of the 50 states for me.

Highpoint Statistics:
Completion Date: Monday August 24th, 2015
State: Nebraska
US Rank: 20
Hiking Distance: NA
Hiking Round Trip Time: NA

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Panorama Point is located in the heart of the aptly named Great Plains and surrounded by pastures and farmland which while mostly flat, has its own sort of charm. We also saw many wind farms turning lazily in the distance as it was a calm day.

Panorama Point NE Windmills
This one is very remote and we drove miles of very dusty dirt farm roads to get there, and once at the turnoff I detached and took the jeep down the rugged 1.3 mile access road which would not have been healthy for the 30,000 lb motor coach.

Oh and ignore Google, it will take you through a farmers private land who will shoot at you.

Panorama Point NE Access Road

At the Summit!
The highpoint itself is located out in a wide open plain and is a barely perceptible rise in the landscape, yet it is taller than 30 other states. There was a large herd of buffalo in the distance, but they seemed oblivious to my presence.

Panorama Point NE Jeep Roof

Time for a Beer and a 
So after the treacherous climb to the highest point of Nebraska, which happened to by the roof of my Jeep at the time, this seemed like as good a place as any for a beer and a banana.

Panorama Point NE Beer & Bananna
All in a days work…

Panorama Point NE No Trace