Summit of Mt. Sunflower, Kansas, April 1, 2006
On 1 April 2006, an expeditionary party of the Sternberg Geosciences Club at FHSU successfuly ascended the summit of Mt. Sunflower, the highest peak in the state of Kansas. Our approach, up the south face, was a memorable experience for all. Sadly, the National Geographic Society declined to sponsor our expedition, so we had to make due with a makeshift flag, pieced together from a club T-shirt, for the summit photo (below). With the harrowing experiences of Simpson and Yates fresh in our minds, we made a cautious descent. I am pleased to report that all returned safely to FHSU. We eagerly await our next expedition.
Group photo at the summit.