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ChinigoHP #10 - short walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2003


I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 3 yrs old) did this as part of our second family HP trip. Not much of a view!
Posted Aug 19, 2008 1:52 pm

kavakUS 178 Rocky Bottom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1985


I did this with my wife and son while we were on our way to Hilton Head. Very humid and really not much of a view. More interesting to see it from the road side.
Posted Jul 8, 2008 10:13 am

IlafanRe: Out there


You got that right!!
Posted Jun 25, 2008 8:22 pm

IlafanWorst yet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008


Wow. I don't have much to say about this one. Time for some clean up.
Posted Jun 25, 2008 8:20 pm

TracyHighpoint #17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008


I was short on time, so I did it the quick and boring way - walked up from the gate at the end of the road. The sun was setting, and there were a number of mosquitos trying to get a taste of me. The round trip from my hotel in Greenville took me about 2.5 hours.
Posted Jun 4, 2008 10:02 pm

maddie77777Foggy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008


Couldn't see views at all, since it was rainy and extremely foggy. Anyway, it's crossed off the list. They need a sign or something telling people it's the highest point of SC. Pretty lame. Even my Indiana highpoint has a sign!
Posted Apr 21, 2008 10:55 pm

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

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