Kane County High Point Trip Report

Date: October 17, 2000
Author: Roy Wallen

A mile west of the intersection of Route 47 and the Plato Road is one high area with a radio tower on it. It is noticeably higher than the 1055 spot elevation shown on the map. The area on the south side of the road has been graded and now includes a parking lot and series of buildings.

Going north on the Tower Road, another area of 1060+ is on the left (west) side.

The third area is where there is a benchmarked elevation of 1065. I talked with the owner who said the benchmark is buried under old debris from the location of a former farm house. I Lobdelized the area to make sure I got the highpoint, even though I didn't find the benchmark. The owner said he's working on an observatory in the abandoned silo and has been approached by astronomers to rent it out. He also said that you can see Chicago on a clear day (it wasn't), over 50 miles away to the southeast.