Kansas has a 4000 Footer! Of course, the entire state lies at about 4000 feet or so, therefore this "peak" doesn't have much of an elevation gain....about 20 feet, perhaps?
Our journey to Mt. Sunflower was simple and straightforward...almost. I took a wrong turn and ended up in a cattle field (would-be highpointers, this is NOT the right road!)...
...but I turned around and got back on track without too much trouble.
The scenery surrounding the highpoint...
...and the road that leads to the "summit"....
...and the sign pointing toward our day's goal...
...and the highpoint itself!
The register was the biggest one we've seen. I could've put a small calf in there.
Views from the top of Kansas...
We hung about for a bit, then we said farewell and headed into Colorado. The girls and I are NOT highpointing Colorado this summer, as that would be far too much, too soon for Sage (and possibly Alex). Instead, we used Colorado as another place to meet Hugh and relax for a couple of weeks.
While in Colorado, the girls and I panned for gold, went dog-sledding, visited an amusement park, and spent a few days in Rocky Mountain National Park. When Hugh arrived, he took the girls climbing, bouldering, and swimming.
Then it was time to embark on Phase Three of our highpointing extravaganza...
Next stop: Nebraska.
- UP: REVIEWS and PRESS
- GraniteGals PODCAST
- Speaking Engagements/Nonprofit Fundraisers
- Alex in the White Mountains (Alex's hiking blog)
- Sage's White Mountain Treks (Sage's hiking blog)
- California's Lost Coast Trail. June 8-9, 2019
- England's Coast to Coast Trail 2018
- Cohos Trail 2017
- Iceland's Laugavegur Trail 2016
- Great Wall of China Trek 2015
- John Muir Trail 2014
- El Camino de Santiago 2013
- NH Four Thousand Footers (Alex and Sage)
- NH Four Thousand Footers -- WINTER (Alex and Sage)
- Trailwrights 72 (Alex and Sage)
- 52 With a View (Sage)
- The Terrifying Twenty-Five
- The White Mountain Grid