Rhode Island Celebrates Acquisition of Jerimoth Hill on October 22
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee attended Wednesday, October 22, 2014, formal transfer of Jerimoth Hill from Brown University to the state who was represented by Dean David Targan. Highpointer Club liaison Stony Burk who has been active in facilitating this transfer since 1999 when it was surrounded by private property was on hand and gave a speech. state acquisition of Jerimoth Hill from Brown University.
NPR’s Living on Earth 10 Minute Segment on Highpointing
NPR’s Emmett FitzGerald has a wonderful 10 minute segment featuring Roy Wallen and Stony Burk at Jerimoth Hill.
Rhode Island Buying Jerimoth Hill summit
The Providence Journal reports today (December 6, 2011) that Rhode Island is buying the Jerimoth Hill for $100,000 from Brown University.
The Highpointers Club through Stony Burk and Dave Covill have been working on making the summit more accessible for nearly two decades after neighbor the late Henry Richardson asserting private property access blocked but Dave and Stony worked with him to provide access on a few days out of the year. Richardson’s property was later sold to the Mosby’s who enthusiastically opened access. They sold their property to the state. But the summit itself had been Brown University property through the entire period as it was a “little Mauna Kea” being used by Brown’s astronomy department.
Highpointers Club in Providence Journal Article
Peter Mandel on the Providence Journal mentions corresponding with the Highpointers Club and the accompanying photo shows the Club signs on Jerimoth Hill in an article on October 17, 2010 headlined “How my assault on Jerimouth Hill came up short.”
Rhode Island Open 8AM to 4 PM Everyday!
Jeff & Debbie Mosley, the new owners of Jerimoth Hill, have dramatically changed the access rules. They are permitting highpointers to visit the highpoint from 8 a.m. to 4p.m. 52 weeks a year!
$1 Million in Federal Funds to Enhance Jerimoth Hill
U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee has announced an allocation of $1 million in federal highway funds to guarantee access to Jerimoth Hill.
The announcement came after numerous meetings with Club Member Stony Burk.
7 Minute NPR Podcast Focuses on Jerimoth Clean Up
Bill Littlefield of the NPR “It’s Only A Game” show visited Jerimoth Hill during the Labor Day 2005 clean up and trail work and had a 7 minute interview with club members.
Highpointers Build New Trail to Jerimoth Hill With Sanction of New Owners
The new private owners of the Jerimoth Hill — Jeff and Deb Mosley — authorized the Highpointers Club to build a new trail to the Jerimoth Hill summit.
Highpointers.org Featured In First NPR Podcast (about new Jerimoth Owners)
Robert Siegel, anchor of All Things Considered, interviewed Highpointers Club Chairman (and webmeister) Roger Rowlett on August 22, 2005 about the Mosley’s opening Jerimoth Hill to club members.
Here’s the mp3 interview.
Peter Anderson’s Photo Gallery of Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island
(Photos by Pete Anderson)
[Webmaster: These pictures were taken in 1999/2000 when access to Jerimoth Hill was highly restricted. In 2011 the state of Rhode Island decided to purchase the summit (read it here) and in 2014 the formal transfer occurred (read it here)].
Open access date for Columbus Day, 10-19-99: visitors walking back from “the rock”
RI road sign, photographed 2-20-00, of the state road sign for Jerimoth Hill with the new club sign, about open access dates, placed below
Open access date for Presidents Day, 2-20-00: visitors at “the rock”
Open access date for Presidents Day, 2-20-00: visitors walking back from “the rock”
Open access date for Memorial Day, 5-28-00: visitors talking “at the trail head”
Open access date for Memorial Day, 5-28-00: visitors at “the rock.”