All posts tagged as Mount Sunflower KS

30 Aug

Mt Sunflower Trip Report Posted & North Central Trip Concluded

In State Highpoints by Robert Danger Byrd / August 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

We are currently guiding our earthship towards Houston and will dock this evening concluding our 4 state highpoint north central trip. It was the longest trip we have taken in the coach, and except for a few minor mechanical challenges all went smoothly.

It was a fun trip, and we experienced some parts of America that few people see, and created many new memories.

South Dakota Rafter J Campground Robert & Susan

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28 Aug

Mount Sunflower Complete

In State Highpoints by Delorme InReach / August 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

Just completed Mt Sunflower Kansas. Surrounded by cultivated farm land as far as the eye can see.

Checked out a book I was while there. Really, there’s a library.

27 Aug

Kansas Bound, and Panorama Point Trip Report Posted

In State Highpoints by Robert Danger Byrd / August 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

We are leaving Denver Colorado after a couple of pleasant days here. I enjoy the process of pushing some buttons to transform our home into a car, and pointing it towards the horizon of new possibilities.

Kansas Here we Come
We are headed due East to Mount Sunflower Kansas to bag that highpoint and then will make the journey south and back to Houston.

Panorama Point Trip Report
This one is short, so the whole trip report is duplicated in the blog in its entirety as well having the typical Trip Report page.

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

Highpoint Links:
Photo Gallery
Trip Report

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