Ascent of Beacon Pole Hill on 2011-06-12

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose.
Date:Sunday, June 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Beacon Pole Hill
    Location:USA-Rhode Island
    Elevation:550 ft / 167 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short bushwack from a private home ...... 200 yards, 20 minutes RT.

I took Alan Bernier TR into considerations and decided to approach it from the shortest route, the private house to the south, #221 Tower Road.
We drove up the steep driveway to the rear of the house, at the top of a flat area just south of the summit, a few cars were in the driveway. The grandmother and a 7-8 year old boy answered the door, she only spoke Portugese, the boy tried to do the translation until we found out that we both had some knowledge of the Spanish language. Her son, who appears to be in the Airport Shuttling business, would be back in a few hours. After a long friendly discussion in Spanish she warmed up to me. She knew nothing of highpointing, was somewhat confused but had no trouble with me walking her back woods.

Rose stayed in the car behind the house as I walked 75 yards to the obvious rocky bump north of the house, 3 very small concrete blocks in a triangle, with a steel rod marker in its center marked the high spot , my GPS read 41.99527, 71.44986 (close but not exactly as per PB).
I walked 40 yards east to check out the Communication Tower, west through the trees from the highpoint I could see a house.

I went back to the house to "Mucha Gracias" the lady before leaving, suggesting that her son should check out the highpoint.

We found our way to the west side on the summit, road intersection W Wrentham Road and Tower Hill Road then drove east on Tower Hill Road to the driveway for house #221 on the left.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 9 m
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:bushwack from house at #221 tower road
    Start Trailhead:house at #221 tower road, west side  520 ft / 158 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Route:bushwack from house at #221 tower road
    End Trailhead:house at #221 tower road, west side  520 ft / 158 m

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