Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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Judd97

Judd97 - Feb 25, 2013 10:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013

State Highpoint #17  Sucess!

Foggy summit, but had fun walking around on the top!

atavist

atavist - Feb 18, 2013 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2013

SC  Sucess!

Seventh HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Raining, hiked 8 miles round trip.

THalky

THalky - Jan 28, 2013 11:56 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

#4 - Not the worst (cough, KY, cough), but not the best  Sucess!

Keep your ears open, I think I saw that the state is going to improve this highpoint. It could use it. That said, there was one decent lookout with a deck off the lower parking lot.

xbaghat

xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

thirty  Sucess!

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Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 4, 2013 4:07 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

State HP #4, this one sucked  Sucess!

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....

marilou

marilou - Nov 30, 2012 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

Gorgeous Views  Sucess!

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

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Nov 28, 2012 6:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2012

hike it, don't drive it  Sucess!

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.

chadbw

chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012

Thirteenth HP  Sucess!

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.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Aug 21, 2012 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

All to Myself  Sucess!

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

BConley

BConley - Aug 18, 2012 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

HP #21  Sucess!

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.

Outdooraholic

Outdooraholic - Aug 12, 2012 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

#19  Sucess!

My 19th state highpoint. #3 of 4 in the same day!

NickyP - Jul 15, 2012 7:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

HP #2  Sucess!

All fogged in, couldn't see to far out. Took what pictures I could to prove I was there.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Apr 10, 2012 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2012

Great Day!  Sucess!

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!

VtownStrider

VtownStrider - Feb 8, 2012 9:20 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

Hp #9  Sucess!

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.

GlennD

GlennD - Jan 19, 2012 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

HP #5  Sucess!

Climbed on a day trip from beautiful Cashiers, NC.

dwhike

dwhike - Jan 9, 2012 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2011

#19  Sucess!

Actually better than expected now that there's an overlook off the west side of the summit!

markowens

markowens - Nov 19, 2011 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2011

HP #20  Sucess!

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.

Avenger2354

Avenger2354 - Oct 18, 2011 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2010

Sassafras Mountain SC  Sucess!

State HP #4 for me.

jds3038

jds3038 - Sep 25, 2011 11:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

#2

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.

Jow

Jow - Sep 21, 2011 10:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2011

Is this it?  Sucess!

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

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