Monthly Archives: August 2013

High Plains High Points – Mt. Sunflower

We come now to the pinnacle point of Kansas, Mt. Sunflower (elev. 4,039 feet).  Mt. Sunflower is similar to Panorama Point in Nebraska in that it is not a distinct feature of the landscape, but more of a gentle rising … Continue reading

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High Plains High Points Continued – Black Mesa

Moving down the list (in terms of elevation) of high plains high points, we come now to the high point of Oklahoma, which is Black Mesa (elev. 4,973 feet) in the far western reaches of the 35 mile wide “panhandle.” … Continue reading

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High Points – Panorama Point

Continuing our look at state high points of the Great Plains, we come now to Panorama Point in western Nebraska (elev. 5,429 feet).  Admittedly, Panorama Point does not quite have the prominence of many other state high points which are … Continue reading

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High Points – Harney Peak

In order of elevation from highest to lowest, the next Great Plains state high point is Harney Peak in South Dakota (7,242 feet above sea level).   It’s possible I have mentioned all of this before in the blog, so … Continue reading

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High Points – Guadalupe Peak

The Great Plains may be relatively flat in places, but it is not a lowland.  It is high country.  If you were to start at, say, the Mississippi River and work your way westward, you would be on a gradually … Continue reading

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