Ascent of Jerimoth Hill on 2010-07-14

Climber: Alan Barber

Date:Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jerimoth Hill
    Location:USA-Rhode Island
    Elevation:812 ft / 247 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove from my hotel in Providence toward the Connecticut border. There were many small towns along the way and I placed Foster in the GPS and followed Route 101. Once past Foster, the country was noticeably hilly. As I got closer to the Connecticut border, I slowed down and looked for the landmark car park on the north side of the road and the flag pole on the (left) or south side.
Web notes suggested looking for a small lake and a hill. I did not notice them but I did recognize the wide parking spot with an American flag across from it from the web. Stopping there it turned out to be the trail head. I arrived about 9 am. Just east of the flag is a laminated notice indicating the "trailhead".
The trail was a pleasant meandering path carpeted with pine needles through a pine forest. The hike was about 200 yards and took less than 5 minutes. I believe that the total gain in altitude was only about 10 feet from the trailhead! The trail opens up at top of the hill (most of which is a dirt parking lot) and no official marker is there to identify the highest point.
Nestled in the trees to the right as you leave the trail and enter the clearing (parking lot) is a large boulder with a rock cairn on top where I took my “summit picture”. The generally accepted summit is a boulder just to the right of where the dirt track meets the clearing. The Highpointers Club has erected a cairn there, and that's the spot we recommend for a photo op. There is a mail box at the edge of the clearing with the summit log which I signed.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:12 ft / 3 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:12 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Start Trailhead:800 ft / 243 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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