Macon County High Point Trip Report

one small area in NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 (755+ ft)

Date: January 1, 2001
Author: Jon Mann

From I-72 north of Decatur: North on US 51 for 8.8 miles to Washington Street west of Maroa. Turn left on Washington St. (also signed as Macon 58), follow road 2.6 miles. I parked at the house on the north side of the road, and inquired as to ownership of the highpoint (which is in the cornfield to the south). I was told the man that owned the property lived in Clinton, IL (8 miles to the north), and that he would not mind if I hiked to the high spot. They let me keep my car in their drive while I made the 0.1 mile jaunt up the hill. With no crops on the field, and the snow mostly blown away from the high area (same could not be said for edges of hill), the high point was obvious - right in the middle of a cornfield!