Kankakee County High Point Trip Report

Date: June 2000
Author: John Mitchler

This single hillock lies on the ridge of a glacial moraine in the flat corn-soybean farmland of east central Illinois and lies in a cornfield.

From I-57 take Exit 302 at Chebanse and go west. This road is First South St. and it crosses a railroad and merges with Chebanse Ave. Turn left (west) on Chebanse Ave. and drive out of town into the sea of corn where the road is known as CR 8000W. After a mile or two, turn right (north) onto CR 7000N (Lehigh Rd) and go one mile and turn left (west) onto 7000S. Go west for 1.5 miles and make a right (north) on CR 9000W. Go 1/4 mile and pull off the road. The hillock is a couple hundred feet to the east.

The corn has knee high on June 19th and could be problematic if any taller. After the HP, we drove to Pilot Hill at the intersection of CR 9000W and CR 6000S (3/4 miles north of the HP). There we met the farmers and visited awhile about their old stone farmhouse. The land is named Pilot Grove Farm after the oak grove on this hill.