The Sauer Family - Prairie Kame County Forest Preserve offers one of the best views in Kane County, Illinois.
The preserve is an isolated landmark sentinel overlooking the extensive outwashed plains to the southwest. It is a prairie-covered gravel pile around 30' high, situated on the leading edge of the great glaciers that moved through and retreated from this area some 12,000 years ago. It is regarded as one of the best examples remaining of this glacial form.
A kame is a geomorphological feature, an irregularly shaped hill or mound composed of sand, gravel and till that accumulates in a depression on a retreating glacier, and is then deposited on the land surface with further melting of the glacier.
This preserve is only a few miles southwest of my home, but this is my first time there!