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tiogaImpressive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009


Climbed the mountain via the Foothills Trail from Chimneytop Gap on April 12, 2008. I was pretty impressed with the type of terrain that characterized the mountain on the hike up. I was not expecting that in South Carolina. It was fairly steep and remote. Enjoyed the area. Visited again after proposing to my girlfriend, but this time we drove up. We were heading back to Atlanta after climbing some sixers in the Pisgah National Forest.
Posted Apr 14, 2008 1:00 pm

jimeganSASSAFRAS MTN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2007


Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:35 pm

wildfamHighpoint #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2006


Drove over from Gatlinburg, drove up, saw the HP. Stopped by a few North Carolina waterfalls along the way to break up the drive.
Posted Jan 22, 2008 9:37 pm

rfolkenbergSassafras Mountain
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006


Climbed in the heat. Luckily not too long....
Posted Jan 6, 2008 8:29 pm

buzzdainerU.S. 178  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1999


Easy hike from U.S. 178. Lots of wildflowers.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 11:04 pm

weeds19Out there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2002


This peak is quite a ways from anywhere I might normally visit, but that's what makes highpointing fun!
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:49 am

slick858Check!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


Lots of Bees, Lots of bush , Lots of Nothing.
Posted Aug 29, 2007 5:34 pm

TheonestarDOne  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


Not much to it, but crossed off the list
Posted Aug 26, 2007 7:00 pm

climbmnBetter than a day at work  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007


Very short hike, but still better than a day at work.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 9:31 pm

Jerry LAnother Walk Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Jerry L

Posted Jul 12, 2007 7:15 am

rkrevaldSummit Number Seven  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2007


A little trouble finding it but we finally got there. Please go to http://50summits.blogspot.com for a complete report.
Posted Apr 9, 2007 8:46 pm

The edgeHP #27  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002

The edge

It wasn't obvious to find the TH...
We drove past it twice before finding the small post for route 199...
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:36 pm

Zac FinleyJust to check it off the list  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2007

Zac Finley

Was on my way to Pisgah National Forest to bag some peaks there, and decided to take the side trip up to South Carolina's highest point. Drove all the way up to the summit. Not very impressive. Views were blocked by overgrowth. No sign of a survey marker or anything at the summit giving the mountain any recognition. Best part was watching shades of pink cut through the clouds to the east as the sun rose over the horizon at 7:02 am.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 11:24 pm

surgentJust there to get it.  Sucess!


Part of a week-long Southeast HP trip.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:08 pm

CortezSassafras via Foothills Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2006


We climbed Sassafras on a gorgeous early fall day on our way back to Knoxville from the Auburn vs. South Carolina football game in Columbia. I was not impressed with the summit itself but he trail to the top & the views of the surrounding area are well worth the visit!
Posted Oct 4, 2006 5:52 pm

osatrikFamily Highpoints Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 1987


In 1987 our family did a highpoints driving trip and hit Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky's high points. Sassafras was number 24 of my 49 state high points, and number 23 for Vanessa. It was number 10 for Hillary and Holly.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 5:51 am

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

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