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royswkrWalk gated road from Foothills Trail parking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 1991
Fire tower gone even footings, someone has also swiped survey marker shown in Zumwalt book
Posted Aug 8, 2006 10:44 pm

NavySeabeeRoute Climbed: Summit Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2005


Should write a Trip Report for this escapade, but won't. Was supposed to be part of a NC, SC, GA trifecta from VA Beach. Unfortunately, got denied by road closures on Blue Ridge Parkway and the Brasstown Bald summit road. So I logged 1150 miles to bag Sassafras Mountain. Yeah...I'm a sick puppy. Nice road trip if you leave out the freezing rain part. Oh BTW, HP #8.
Posted Jul 21, 2006 10:56 pm

mlandau3Beautiful Flowers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006


From Chimneytop Gap. The trail was lined with wild irises, violets (violet, yellow and white), and trilliums. Where the trail turns on to an old logging road, the pink ladies slippers were not quite in bloom yet. A beautiful walk!
Posted Apr 30, 2006 6:28 pm

Holsti97Sassafras Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2006


Drove to Sassafras from Blairsville, GA on the very scenic Hwy. 64 in North Carolina. Very curvy road along a lovely trout stream with many waterfalls. Drove to parking lot of Sassafras below summit since we missed the Foothills Trail trailhead. Saw a pileated woodpecker. Hiked a short distance to register box. Found Foothills Trail on the way down and hiked on it for a mile or two. Lovely spring day. HP #8.
Posted Apr 23, 2006 10:13 am

mattdalmanRoute Climbed: Summit Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2006


This was the third state highpoint for the day(TN,GA,SC). We got to the summit when it was getting dark. We couldn't see much of the views.
Posted Apr 22, 2006 1:14 am

gwave47Route Climbed: 4.7 mile trail from Highway 178 at Eastatoe River  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006


Climbed late one afternoon by myself. It was an overcast kind of day therefore there were only a few good views. It was worth the trip and I bagged only my second highpoint.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 1:28 pm

Joseph ClaghornRoute Climbed: Foothills Trail from Chimneytop Gap Date Climbed: May 2005  Sucess!

Joseph Claghorn

The view from the summit itself isn't the greatest, but there's a lot of good hiking nearby. Get some maps of the Foothills trail and plan a route up the mountain based on your available time.
Posted Jan 23, 2006 6:00 pm

kozRoute Climbed: Standard (road) Date Climbed: September 16, 2003  Sucess!


Highpoint #22. Got here around 2 or 3 a.m. as the second stop in our attempt to do GA-SC-NC-TN-VA-KY in 24 hours. Walked around a little, since it seems there was higher ground behind the marker.
Posted Jan 3, 2006 12:23 am

TLPRoute Climbed: Summit Road Date Climbed: October 21, 2005  Sucess!


There was cones blocking the road, but some people around said it was okay to go through anyway. There's like nothing to see. Nothing! Plus SC drivers are slow pokes. Oh well, still it's another HP to add to the collection.
Posted Oct 24, 2005 12:31 am

chmoore577Route Climbed: road Date Climbed: July 23, 2002  Sucess!


Not much here. Not much to see.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 8:17 am

starship_jenDate Climbed: August 30, 2003  Sucess!


Short hike to the top. No view, but it's still the HP of SC. : )
Posted Aug 4, 2005 11:50 pm

txmountaineerRoute Climbed: Foothills Trail from Chimneytop Gap Date Climbed: 14 March 2005  Sucess!


Nice 5-mile hike through the fog.
Posted Mar 19, 2005 10:47 am

Steve GruhnDate Climbed: November 4, 2001  Sucess!
Short walk from parking lot.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 5:35 pm

kdonaldsonRoute Climbed: From the parking lot Date Climbed: Sept 6, 2003  Sucess!


The hardest part about this highpoint is finding the road to get up to it. Once I got to the top I wasn't even sure that I was in the correct spot until I found the survey marker. I was expecting some sort of sign saying that I was at the highest point in SC... With trees obscuring the view - not much in the way to look at either...
Posted Mar 1, 2004 7:25 pm

hgrapidRoute Climbed: Road 199 Date Climbed: 1/5/2002  Sucess!


Due to ice, my friend and I had to hike up most of the road to South Carolina's highest point. We walked to the side a little bit and saw some decent view of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains through the trees. The summit is well marked.

Posted Feb 27, 2004 3:54 pm

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