Nice little stop to kick off my New England trip.
Trying to get my 4yo daughter into hiking. We did a fun one in north central Mass. last year, figured I'd notch a quick HP that could be her first - the brief walk to Jerimoth Hill. Quick and easy, nice ride thru R.I. and Conn. back up to Worcester, MA.
Bob, Broc, Domino and I had a hard time finding just exactly what rock was the highest. But we finally located the mailbox!
This was the closest highpoint to my house so I figured it was a good start on my journey to 50! For posterity it was actually my third highpoint, I did two others before I decided that I wanted to climb all 50 states!!
My wife and I stopped here on our way from a wedding in Newport RI to visit family in Simsbury CT. We spent more time talking to another couple on the trail than we actually did hiking. HP33
Stopped by on way to NH (a visit to Mt Washington...)... Still haven't decided which summit was more difficult. ;-)
My first highpoint back in 2007. This is about a mile from my parents where i grew up so a suitable way to start.
This isn't a Class 5 climb. Nice day with fall colors in the trees.
Easy to find. The short trail is very well marked by the high pointers club. They have done a really nice job on this high point.
Right up there with Mississippi as being one of the non-celebrated highppints. Just a concrete stump on a gentle rise on the earth
We ascended the treacherous north face of the massif, without the aid of artificial oxygen. Picked off #16 on a sunny, warm day on the way back from a college graduation weekend in Boston. Scenic area!
Nice road trip while resting up for the Boston marathon.
couldnt find the secret gold mine the previous owner was protecting here, but did enjoy the ride through the surrounding area on the motorsickal...
After Conn and Mass highpoints, just a stop on the way to Newport, Rhode Island.
Drove 3 hours to stand on it for like 2 mins. It gave me a reason totravel to RI
This was my 17th high point, not very fun and no views, but its another one off the list!
My third time here. The first time, in 1995, I was chased off by the maniac who used to live there. The second time, in 1998, we made a stealth raid on the "summit" which was obscured by piles of tree limbs and brush. This time, my whole familiy had a nice stroll to the open summit and were only harrassed by swarms of flies.
My eighth state highpoint. Not much of a hike but one step closer. The sandy parking lot mentioned is lined by large boulders, hope this helps.
The trees were pretty, but I can't get over the fact that this hill is barely in the state. I've only been to one place in Rhode Island, and THIS was it. Hmmm.