Ascent of Beacon Hill on 2022-03-21

Climber: Steven Fishback

Date:Monday, March 21, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Beacon Hill
    Location:USA-Rhode Island
    Elevation:211 ft / 64 m

Ascent Trip Report

Visited Beacon hill as it was on my RI prom and EPIC lists. It was near the end of winter season so parked on the street. Did a ~$23 passenger ticket round trip. Ship is huge ferry for many passengers. High speed ferry wasn't running until mar 30th. 50 minute ferry over was nice enough I sat outside. Once on the island, walked the 4 mile round trip. 1 mile is paved road and 1 mile is gravel. Roads are very narrow and blind curves. It would be a rough bike ride on the gravel so glad I walked it. Neat picturesque red barn with goats, horses, and donkeys on the way. Taxi driver lives next door to beacon hill. Turned up the Brown driveway. Noticable climb up. Three houses here all closed up for the season so I walked around the stone tower house. Not really required as the high ground is at the corner front porch. Few photos and walked back. Nothing was open so got food at the grocery store about a quarter mile away from the ferry. Celebrated with a Narragansett beer from ferry concessions. Very nice enjoyable trip overall.
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Beacon Hill stone tower house (2022-03-21). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:189 ft / 57 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:189 ft / 57 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Start Trailhead:ferry dock  22 ft / 6 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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