Monday, May 3, 2010

Highpoint: Rhode Island. Jerimoth Hill (812 ft). April 20, 2010

The girls and I spontaneously decided to drive down and highpoint Rhode Island today. Jerimoth Hill is about an hour south of our home near Boston, and the hike is only a couple tenths of a mile long.

We hopped in the car feeling scandalous. We had no backpack, no food, no water. And...we were wearing COTTON.

We found the little parking area on the side of the road without much ado and took our usual trailhead photo.

Blatantly ignoring all Hike Safe rules and neglecting to bring even one of the Ten Essentials, we rebelliously entered the woods.

Blazes were plentiful on this pretty, well-maintained trail. The property owners have created a very pleasant path for highpointers.

We arrived at the highpoint in about three minutes...

...signed in at the register...

...and took a picture of one of our homemade Rhode Island flags on the summit cairn.

Then I relaxed...

...while the girls ran around the clearing.

This was a nice, easy highpoint. We look forward to doing at least a couple dozen more in the years to come.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad to see RI on your list :) We may be the smallest state but still hold a place in exploring the outdoors! My husband and I had to give up sea kayaking last year because of his shoulder injuries and accidentally took up hiking! Fell in love with NH Whites and completed 11 of the 4,000 footers last summer. Now that his shoulder surgery is complete we cant wait to get back up to NH and begin hiking again! I just purchased your book UP and LOVE it! :) thanks for the inspiration and hope to see you on the trails one day! Beth