Ascent of Copicut Hill on 2011-10-02

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, October 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Copicut Hill
    Elevation:354 ft / 107 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy dirt road walk ..... 1.2 miles, 35 mintes RT.

Last night we overnighted at the Shawme-Crowell State Park Campground in Cape Cod. This morning we traveled west on I195 and approached this summit from the south, making the big mistake of exiting I195 at exit 11 and driving up Yellow Hill Road ..... much, much too rough and as Ryan Aschbrenner writes in his TR "car-sized potholes". What I provide here is the directions for our return route which is on all paved roads, very good.

From I195, exit 10 (east of Falls River), find your way to Hwy 6 west, a short distance to the stop light at Sanford Road. Turn right (north) on Sanford and go under I195, make a right (east) on Old Bedford Road followed by a left on Blossom Road (.68 miles from hwy 6). Drive north on Blossom 1.4 miles to a right on Indian Town Road, 1.6 miles east to a left on Yellow Hill Road (unsigned), .93 miles north to the gated dirt road on the right. Park here, this is the TH, the summit is due east.

I walked east up the road about .6 miles to the summit , ignoring the dirt road on the left at the second gate ...... the summit is capped with 5 fenced-in Communication Towers and a Fire Tower (not accessible).
I stomped the area trying to touch all bases. The PB coordinates puts the spot outside the northeast corner of the Fire Tower fence, another spot that contends for the HP is amid the 3 old foundations west of the Fire Tower (as you arrive at the summit), although, as it has been reported, perhaps not natural. My GPS here read 41.72121,-71.06026.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:43 ft / 13 m
    Total Elevation Loss:43 ft / 13 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:43 ft / 13 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:dirt road eb from yellow hill road
    Start Trailhead:yellow hill road north of indian town road  311 ft / 94 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:43 ft / 13 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:dirt road wb to yellow hill road
    End Trailhead:yellow hill road north of indian town road  311 ft / 94 m
    Time:10 Minutes

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