Saline County High Point Trip Report
Date: December 9, 2001
From the town of Herod, head north on Illinois 34. Just beyond the Saline/Pope countyline, turn right (east)
on Somerset Road (FR 707). At 0.9 mile, the road curves north, and crosses a bridge. Continue 0.1 mile
to a small trailhead area.
Follow the unsigned trail over a small hill, into a ravine, and up a ridge,
gaining 140 feet of elevation in 0.6 mile.
The narrow trail dead-ends at a wide north/south trending trail. Follow this relatively flat trail north
for one mile. Here, a trail joins from the left (west). Take this steep, deeply rutted trail west for 0.2 mile
to the summit, gaining 120 - 140 feet along the way. We placed a log teepee at the summit. The summit is wooded,
and has limited views, but the hike itself is very nice, wooded hike.
Author: Jon Mann