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xbaghatthirty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009


Posted Jan 20, 2013 10:56 am

Jimmy RiversState HP #4, this one sucked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Jimmy Rivers

Did this the same day after hiking Brasstown in GA. Sassafras was one of the worst HP's. Nothing to really see, annoying to get to, no great hikes. Oh well, can't win them all....
Posted Jan 4, 2013 4:07 pm

marilouGorgeous Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012


HP #19. Beautiful day, gorgeous views on the lookout near the parking lot. Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS
Posted Nov 30, 2012 4:18 pm

technicolorNHhike it, don't drive it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2012


One of the more entertaining trails I have been on with all the wooden bridges, ravines, and open forest views. The top may not be as nice as other state hps but it was worth the hike in from rt 178. Ninety eight minutes up and eighty back; I was trying to hustle a bit so I could hit a gem mine in North Carolina before it closed.
Posted Nov 28, 2012 6:58 am

chadbwThirteenth HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012


It was late in the day so we drove to the top. We enjoyed the fact that directly behind the HP there is obviously much higher ground... but it's in North Carolina.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 1:08 pm

huskertriguyAll to Myself  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012


Fourth on a bid through the "Southern Six-Pack."

I took the easy way out on this one, as the blisters on my feet got pretty painful from a soggy hike up Mt. Mitchell earlier the same day, although my original plan was to take the Foothills Trail. (Doing Ironman Louisville in a week, I needed to save my feet.)

I am somewhat reluctant to sign the log due to the drive up, but it will have to suffice this time around.

I saw no one on the drive up or back; the summit was all to myself. It was worth it to hike to the overlook, although low clouds prevented too much of a view.

SHP #27
Posted Aug 21, 2012 8:23 pm

BConleyHP #21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012


One of the worst HP's i've been to. Very little signage. We were lucky some other people were there or we probably wouldnt have found the survey marker.
Posted Aug 18, 2012 3:40 pm

Outdooraholic#19  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


My 19th state highpoint. #3 of 4 in the same day!
Posted Aug 12, 2012 11:18 pm

NickyPHP #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012


All fogged in, couldn't see to far out. Took what pictures I could to prove I was there.
Posted Jul 15, 2012 7:47 am

Bark EaterGreat Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2012

Bark Eater

Perfect addition to an Atlanta work trip. Clear skies, warm weather, and the leaves just coming out on ridge. Nice day trip with my friend Ed. The summit area is nicely maintained and free of litter. Brush and trees recently cut back to improve views from two viewpoints. Fun times!
Posted Apr 10, 2012 9:21 pm

VtownStriderHp #9  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012


Super Bowl Sunday had me at this South Carolina highpoint for the second state of my trip, I did my homework so I was very confident that I could find the turnoff to the summit. I found the turnoff but did not go far enough up the road so instead I took a trail up that was about 5 miles roundtrip. I was not prepared with enough water and it was very warm that day, but I managed to survive!! The top of the Mountain was poorly marked and if it was not for a fellow hiker, I might have never found the highpoint. The entire area was very nice.
Posted Feb 8, 2012 9:20 am

GlennDHP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Climbed on a day trip from beautiful Cashiers, NC.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 9:22 pm

dwhike#19  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2011


Actually better than expected now that there's an overlook off the west side of the summit!
Posted Jan 9, 2012 1:21 pm

markowensHP #20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2011


When you get to the parking lot it is an easy walk up past the gate in the road. After about 100 yards, you come to a fork. Take the left side and you will be at the HP in a minute. I have attached some pix. Good luck.
Posted Nov 19, 2011 9:03 pm

Avenger2354Sassafras Mountain SC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2010


State HP #4 for me.
Posted Oct 18, 2011 9:03 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011


This was the second time that my hiking and HP buddy, Mike, and I have visited Sassafras (first time was in 1994?). With the increase of technology (digital cameras, etc.), we basically decided to redo and document the 18 HP's we had already completed along the east coast. The disposable camera/photos just didn't cut it. Still no summit marker, sign, or anything to designate the actual highpoint, what a shame! There used to be a firetower on top of Sassafras, but even that was gone when we had visited back then. Since we had our GPSr's with us, we were able to locate the general area of the HP. You would think with Sassafras being so accessible, SC would eventually fall into synch with their surrounding neighbors (GA, NC and TN), all of whom have nice landmarks for their similarly accessible HP's. In contrast to the lack of view from the summit area, there is a spur trail leading from the parking lot to a nice view of surrounding mountains.
Posted Sep 25, 2011 11:50 am

JowIs this it?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2011


Climbed up in fading light. You can't tell your at the highpoint as there is nothing really to indicate such unless you spot usgs. Took foothills trail and worried about bears but didn't see one until 2 minutes after getting back in car. HP #18
Posted Sep 21, 2011 10:53 am

vbeckman74Secluded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2000


Cool register. Lots of trash.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:28 pm

xpdaSouth Carolina  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 1996


Made it!
Posted Aug 10, 2011 4:54 pm

DarlaB1Lost Count
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2011


I can't remember which order I've done them in now. Ha! Did Mississippi, Georgia, then this one, I think, then N. Carolina, then Tennessee. All preceeded by Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, and Arkansas.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 9:51 pm

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