Jerimoth Hill Climber's Log

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Holsti97

Holsti97 - Oct 12, 2007 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

Fool on the Hill  Sucess!

Drove to this State Highpoint. Was a long drive from Mount Greylock to bag this one. Strange hobby I have. HP #27.

akashiru

akashiru - Aug 4, 2007 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Thanks!  Sucess!

Very nice of the Mosely's to keep everything so pleasantly maintained.

Dubs

Dubs - Aug 3, 2007 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Thank you Mosley's!  Sucess!

Well Marked and maintained, very glad they allow visitors. Would have said hello if I saw them.

rkrevald

rkrevald - Jun 21, 2007 9:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Met The Owners  Sucess!

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.

starship_jen

starship_jen - May 29, 2007 8:57 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

HP #27  Sucess!

Bagged HP #27 on our way home from climbing Katahdin. Beautiful day and a quick walk to the HP. : )

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2002

HP #6  Sucess!

2nd HP in the same day...
We went to the side post!!

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2000

In 2000  Sucess!

Back when the landowners were real nasty about visitors. Went on an 'open date'.

mattdalman

mattdalman - Oct 16, 2006 9:55 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2006

Trail  Sucess!

This was our 5th highpoint of our NE road trip. This is a beautiful part of the country.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Oct 10, 2006 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

Access Road  Sucess!

#7.

osatrik

osatrik - Aug 15, 2006 6:35 am Date Climbed: Nov 28, 1986

Before Red Tape  Sucess!

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.

woodstrider

woodstrider - Aug 8, 2006 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Can We Call This A Climb?

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.

royswkr - Jul 5, 2006 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 1985

Bushwhack in from W  Sucess!

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RyanS

RyanS - May 29, 2006 8:29 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Highpointers Club path  Sucess!

Before heading to the airport to return home, my wife and I picked up one last New England highpoint.

chilkoot

chilkoot - May 23, 2006 2:24 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 1998

Tough peak  Sucess!

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.

koz

koz - Jan 2, 2006 11:00 pm

Route 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!

grfiv

grfiv - Sep 24, 2005 9:57 pm

Route 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

TLP

TLP - Aug 29, 2005 9:11 am

Route Climbed: walked up the path Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

Since it is now accessable on weekends, decided to drive there, and check it out. Sure enough the gate was open. (9am) So I just walked to the end of the path, where there is a small sign in the grass to the right, left by highpointers club. Nobody came out and said anything. Took some pictures, and left.

Peter Creedon - Aug 5, 2005 9:20 pm

Date Climbed: 7/4/05

All I can say, is that the landowners here, are too anal about their property. They threatened to call the state troopers on me and my friends.

climber46

climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 10:06 pm

Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2002  Sucess!

Visited this state highpoint when I happened to be travelling in the area anyway.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 30, 2005 5:39 pm

Date Climbed: November 9, 2001  Sucess!

Hiked circuitous route to avoid the property of a landowner who didn't wish to grant access.

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