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Prairie Spirit Trail - Ottawa,KS: 07-28-2009

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Prairie Spirit Trail - Ottawa,KS: 07-28-2009  Reply with quote

Who knew? Hiking in Kansas!

The Prairie Spirit Trail is a rail trail routed along an old railroad right of way. One way mileage is 51 miles (total elevation gain approximately 4.5 feet Wink). I completed about 100 feet today. Will have to come back to finish the rest.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on a peak bagging expedition i see?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Kansas Reply with quote

Try not to hit all the peaks in one day and only due 35 of the 51 miles so you have something else to do the next day.

Remember "You're not in Kansas anymore Toto"!

Welcome back from "Flatland".

By the way, what's the highest spot in Kansas?

Do you have to climb a "corn stock" to see it?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh cool, a Chevy HHR!

*throws up in mouth*
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Kansas Reply with quote

lilbitmo wrote:
By the way, what's the highest spot in Kansas?


The highest point in Kansas is Mt. Sunflower. A daring expedition was launched in 1998 to ascend the Northeast Face. They nearly lost a man at the treacherous Fencepost Traverse. Find out how it ends here!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Highest Spot in Kansas Reply with quote

That's halarious Tim, I thought you were going to post a picture of a "Cow Patty" as the highest spot, but that trip report was even better.

Now those folks know how to post a trip report, that fence must have been one hell of a challenge.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you need to acclimatize at all?  And who maintains the trail out there?  Looks like it could use some work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Serious vertigo on Mount Sunflower , highest point in Kansas 4039ft

I'd like to not summit this baby! Cool


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I'm from Kansas!  It's a great state!

Btw, that's an awesome trip report.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TacoDelRio wrote:
Oh cool, a Chevy HHR!

*throws up in mouth*

Exactly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winston wrote:
Hey, I'm from Kansas! It's a great state!
I was stationed there by the Army.  I know better.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did drive by this towering peak in the middle of farmland. Over 100 feet of prominence!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:
I did drive by this towering peak in the middle of farmland. Over 100 feet of prominence!
Class 5, I assume?  How bad were the crevasses?  Did you have any problems with whiteout conditions?  Was the bergeshrund easy to cross?

Hope things went OK with your Sherpas,

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Hope things went OK with your Sherpas,

HJ


Billy Bob Sherpa made it but we lost Joe Bob Sherpa when he tripped over a cow pie and got a corn cob lodged in his ear. Sad. We buried him under some hay bales. Bubba Sherpa is inconsolable.
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