Steuben County High Point Trip Report

three small areas - two in gravel a pit - on SW 1/4 of section 1-37N-13E (1,200+ ft)

Date: August 12, 2002
Author: Michael Schwartz

Bob Schwab's April, 2001, report is still accurate. From the Indiana Toll Road/I-80, take exit 144 onto I-69 south. Take the first exit #154 off I-69 onto IN 127 south, passing back under the interstate. Almost immediately, see sign on left (east) for 400N Road. As described by Bob, go 2/3 mile east and turn into the Tamarack Trails development. The only change since 2001 is the absence of the sign behind the garage specifically granting permission to hike. The area is not posted. Once you reach the high point knob, the very active gravel pit is audible and visible through the trees. This is the approach of choice for this area.

I drove around to 300N Road and drove into the paved gravel pit access road to a low crest about 200 yards north of 300N Road. Park and look out over the gravel pit. Remnant high ground in the pit does hand-level lower than the crest of the road. Looking back toward the woods, the natural high ground is visible and might even be hand-leveled during winter. I concur with Bob that the single area in the woods is all that's left of Steuben County's original three areas.