Ascent of Jerimoth Hill on 2017-08-04

Climber: Chris Gordon

Others in Party:Nickie
and Hayley
Date:Friday, August 4, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jerimoth Hill
    Location:USA-Rhode Island
    Elevation:812 ft / 247 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lovely summer day. In RI for a wedding. Why not do a highpoint? Whole family joined in the fun.

The parking area off the highway is very easy to spot and is directly across the road from the access trail (the north side of the highway). There is a nice small trail sign, but in case you miss it, the trail is right next to the Hwy Marker sign for Jerimoth Hill for the eastbound cars.

Probably 100-200 yards of walking through a pleasant, open forest on a broad trail until you reach the "summit". Near a small clearing, very easy to spot. There is an ammo box with a register and a growing rock cairn of colored or signed rocks. My young daughter thought it was hilarious how small the highest point of RI was. She kept saying she expected to actually climb a hill or something. Kids are funny that way.

About 1/3 of the way, there is an old USGS benchmark on a rock right by the trail (and not one of the signed benchmarks which relate to a 1960s survey of the summit area). I assume this was originally determined to be the high point.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Sunny, not too hot

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