Newport County Highpoint Trip Report

Pocasset Hill

Date: November 11, 2008
Authors: Micah Schneider and Aimee Bouchard

From Tower Road, we traveled south along Route 136 and went over the Mount Hope Bridge. This was the first spot we hit traffic. Construction limited travel to one lane. We don't know if this is a long term project or not but, if anyone is planning to try for the speed record soon, this bridge should not be part of your route. We picked up Route 138 and made it to the parking area at the end of Pocasset Avenue without further incident. We concur that the high area behind the fence is obviously man made and the natural point is one of the boulders near the benchmark.