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Mike P.
11-02-2010, 05:43 PM
I thought this was recently discussed but I couldn't find it.

(Hopefully I'll try & get to some of the High Pointers pages)

Isn't there some type of schedule for open days to what was once the hardest High Pt. in America? Thinking of taking the kids the Saturday after Thanksgiving if possible

Thanks

MichaelJ
11-02-2010, 06:10 PM
Several sources online all agree that under new ownership, it's accessible every day from 8am to 4pm.

SteveHiker
11-02-2010, 09:40 PM
8 - 4 is what the sign by the road says.
pictures from an epic journey (http://random-boulder.smugmug.com/Other/Jerimoth-Hill-and-the/6521465_Gc6Ec)

Don't miss the Crosswalk to Nowhere right near by.

TrishandAlex
11-02-2010, 09:58 PM
Have fun! It's a nice little trail, will take your family about 5 minutes to get there. :D

http://www.trishalexsage.com/2010/05/highpoint-rhode-island-april-20-2010.html

Here's the SummitPost page with info regarding Jerimoth Hill (including hours, which, as mentioned above, are 8am - 4pm):

http://www.summitpost.org/jerimoth-hill/152342

WhiteMTHike
11-03-2010, 09:26 AM
I know the previous owner used to "pack a piece". You're probably much safer now.

Stan
11-03-2010, 09:59 AM
Don't miss the Crosswalk to Nowhere right near by.

I wonder if this is where the chicken, a Rhode Island Red, crossed the road?

Tom Rankin
11-03-2010, 11:09 AM
I know the previous owner used to "pack a piece". You're probably much safer now.Splitting hairs, but it was the owner whose property you had to cross to get to the property that the high point was on. (Brown University maintains an astronomical observatory there, and has a right of way, so if you were a stargazer, this would have been the alternate legal access back in the day).

Mike P.
11-03-2010, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the help. Looks like a go then. Also looking at a Shenendoah April vacation so we may also visit Spruce Knob while in the area. Ideally we would hike it, I'll have to check out Trish and Alex's trip.

Without trying, kids have been to NH, NJ so if we do RI & WV, they have decent start. (We know we'll get the other Northeast high points just as part of hikes.) They aren't ready for a Marcy trip yet.

rup
11-06-2010, 12:55 PM
The last pitch is tuff. Don't forget the ropes and pitons.

Frodo
11-07-2010, 06:38 PM
I led a winter expedition to this HP a few years ago. It was quite intense, but we did summit and return to talk about it...

http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=20067

Stan
11-08-2010, 12:45 PM
The last pitch is tuff. Don't forget the ropes and pitons.
Do you need oxygen?

rup
11-17-2010, 05:39 PM
You may need it to to sustain yourself while at the near-summit plateau while trying to decide on top of which cliff face the true summit resides.