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lanemahanJerimoth Hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2007


Nice little path to the high point. I was a little confused by the other markers along the way. I was pleased that the current owners opened it up. High point #2.
Posted Mar 22, 2008 4:51 pm

jimeganJERIMOTH HILL  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2006


Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:40 pm

weeds19Work sidetrip  Sucess!


While in Boston for work, pickup as many state HPs as possible!
Posted Dec 24, 2007 5:44 pm

eric-grizNatives restless  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2001


I went on one of the open dates. I didn't see any times when the summit was open so I strolled in at about 7 am. It must've been too early because a guy followed me in his car when I left. I pulled over to see what he had to say to me, but he just kept going with a mean scowl on his face.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 9:18 pm

Holsti97Fool on the Hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007


Drove to this State Highpoint. Was a long drive from Mount Greylock to bag this one. Strange hobby I have. HP #27.
Posted Oct 12, 2007 12:32 pm

akashiruThanks!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


Very nice of the Mosely's to keep everything so pleasantly maintained.
Posted Aug 4, 2007 11:10 pm

DubsThank you Mosley's!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


Well Marked and maintained, very glad they allow visitors. Would have said hello if I saw them.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 11:53 am

rkrevaldMet The Owners  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007


My dog Spanky and I met Jeff Mosley (he and his wife own the property that must be crossed). He greeted us warmly - Nice guy! Twas a beautiful sunny day.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 9:09 am

starship_jenHP #27  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


Bagged HP #27 on our way home from climbing Katahdin. Beautiful day and a quick walk to the HP. : )
Posted May 29, 2007 8:57 am

The edgeHP #6  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2002

The edge

2nd HP in the same day...
We went to the side post!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 2:55 pm

surgentIn 2000  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2000


Back when the landowners were real nasty about visitors. Went on an 'open date'.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:23 pm

mattdalmanTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2006


This was our 5th highpoint of our NE road trip. This is a beautiful part of the country.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 9:55 am

Brian KaletAccess Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

Brian Kalet

Posted Oct 10, 2006 9:10 pm

osatrikBefore Red Tape  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 1986


My daughter and I visited this during our highpoints quest in the mid 1980s -- it was ungated and unmarked back then, and there was not enough interest in highpoints to cause the access problems that came in the 1990s with increasing highpoint tourism! This was our 15th of my 49 state high points.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 6:35 am

woodstriderCan We Call This A Climb?
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


I know, I know...it gets old.
I visited this lovely spot on a rainy day. A big thank you to the Mosely's for the sweet trail to the big rock. I really liked that Great Laurel at the start.
Posted Aug 8, 2006 5:44 pm

royswkrBushwhack in from W  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 1985
Posted Jul 5, 2006 10:28 pm

RyanSHighpointers Club path  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006


Before heading to the airport to return home, my wife and I picked up one last New England highpoint.
Posted May 29, 2006 8:29 am

chilkootTough peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 1998


My first attempt on 3/26/95 was aborted when we were threatened by the previous landowner. I only found out later about the issues with access to the highpoint. Returned in '98 and followed a route across adjacent land.
Posted May 23, 2006 2:24 am

kozRoute Climbed: Path Date Climbed: September 3, 2000 (1st time)  Sucess!


Been there several times; first one being the Labor Day open access date in 2000. Got my 6th highpoint with my daughter (her first). Been back there several times since, including bringing my son to his first highpoint - at about 3 months old!
Posted Jan 2, 2006 11:00 pm

grfivRoute Climbed: Drove right up Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!


Rhode Island's mighty Jerimoth Hill sits on land owned by Brown University on which they have built supports for telescopes and such for astronomical observation. Until 3 months ago (July 2005), however, the access to the spot from Rt 101 was across a very short strip of private land and only Brown University had the legal right to use it.

The owner -- a 70-year-old, flamboyantly-gay music teacher to some of the small children in the neighborhood -- was reputed to have frequently driven off innocent Highpointers at gunpoint. The story is told of a Boy Scout troop and its leaders being forced to lie face down in the dirt for 45 minutes waiting to be arrested for trespassing by the bemused local Ocean State constabulary.

This past July, however, to the delight of Highpointers the world over, the property was sold to Jeff and Debbie Mosley who have an entirely different view of things. With the help of the now-recovered Boy Scouts and the Highpointers Club the Mosley's have built a little stone pathway from the highway to the sainted highpoint of the great state of Rhode Island.

On September 24, 2005 when I showed up, I was met by Jeff Mosley who was fantastically solicitous. The RI highpoint ain't much, but meeting and talking to Jeff Mosley made the trip well worth while.

One of the things Jeff told me was that Rhode Island has a pair of nesting Bald Eagles on a little island or such in the Scituate Reservoir, just off Rt 116. He said that there often were people standing on a platform with telescopes, as well there might be for such a sight, but I drove around the entire reservoir and could see neither hide nor hair of eagles or oglers. The National Wildlife Magazine confirms this phenomenon but gives no information about how to locate the birds. If anyone knows something about this, I'd love to hear from them.

 Directions to Jerimoth Hill, RI

Take I-395 in Connecticut to exit 93 (101, Dayville, E. Killingly)

Take Rt 101 East 5.4 miles:

Past/over two little lakes

Ascend Jerimoth Hill

At the top of the hill, on the left, is a sandy pull-off marked with large rocks in front of a large cell/radio tower.

Park here.

Across the street is the "trailhead", a white stone path marked with a prominent Highpoint sign.

George Fisher
Posted Sep 24, 2005 9:57 pm

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