Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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captain.ron

captain.ron - Sep 10, 2018 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2018

Easy walk after driving up  Sucess!

Drove up to the top, the summit area is currently closed due to construction on a new tower at the summit. The summit marker has been moved to right outside the fenced construction area

marciamallow

marciamallow - May 26, 2018 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011

HP #14  Sucess!

I remember seeing a black bear and cub crossing road up to HP...couldn't find the marker until a Duke energy plant worker pointed it out...it was in a foot high concrete pylon near the tower

Kristalea

Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

Highpoint #14  Sucess!

1st of the Southern SixPack. Sunny beautiful day!

Joelam

Joelam - Apr 16, 2018 3:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2017

Sassafras Mountain #12  Sucess!

Took a little jaunt to this summit from a FellAndFair gathering. Was surprised at how steep some of the roads were coming in!

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Nov 22, 2016 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2016

HP #20  Sucess!

Fourth of a 5 HP long weekend. Nothing nice about it, except the drive up from Georgia was quite nice, foliage and all. Off to Tennessee..

McCannster

McCannster - Nov 21, 2016 10:34 am Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2016

#32  Sucess!

Active fires in the vicinity prevented us from doing the hike from Chimney Gap, so we drove up. Smokey views. First time in SC.

TJ311

TJ311 - Nov 12, 2016 6:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2016

Pretty View  Sucess!

On a 3 week RV trip. Hit 4 state highpoints. Dogs in tow. We parked the RV down at a gas station, disconnected our tow vehicle and drove up to the summit. It was a beautiful day. There were 3 other people at the top. Two of them were just hanging out in lawn chairs. Haha.

mbjakusz

mbjakusz - Sep 12, 2016 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2015

HP #18  Sucess!

This was our 18th Highpoint and the last Highpoint on our trip of six. We had a good week of hiking and driving through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We made her just before sunset in a little bit of a rain. The new parking area has a nice overlook.

larvitar

larvitar - Jun 8, 2016 10:49 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2016

Larvitour Stop #8  Sucess!

Hiked up the 2.5-mile trail from the Chimneytop Gap parking lot. Hard to believe this place is only a hundred miles from the Smokies; Clingman's Dome was covered in snow that same morning, but it felt like summer here. The cleared area at the summit was nothing short of beautiful, with a 360-degree view for miles around.

jakegarber - May 9, 2016 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

SC Highpoint  Sucess!

Family highpoint, nice day

joseyinnet

joseyinnet - Apr 22, 2016 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2016

State HP #33  Sucess!

Nice views, but there was a lot of work being done on the summit area which kind of left a bad impression. The roads around the high point were really pleasant driving around dusk.

xDoogiex

xDoogiex - Mar 16, 2016 4:04 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2016

#27  Sucess!

Didn't expect the summit to have been cleared of trees. I got up there right at dusk. Nice views and happy to be there before they built a tower

funnyfarm

funnyfarm - Feb 26, 2016 10:54 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2016

Unexpected Hike  Sucess!

I expected a drive up since there are no trails. But a mile and a half from the top there was a large tree fallen across the road trapping cars on both sides. So, I decided to walk the rest of the way. Surprisingly steep road. Good views at top but the area itself is not very pretty. 18th HP.

siekkid

siekkid - Jan 5, 2016 9:17 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2015

HP #28  Sucess!

This was my 8th HP of 2015, and our dogs' 1st ever HP! Kate reached double digits with this being her 10th HP. Great views from the summit, and it was a pretty drive to get there.

whatdoIknow

whatdoIknow - Aug 28, 2015 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015

with my 8 years old  Sucess!

SHP #2 for her

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Mar 8, 2015 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2015

Boring  Sucess!

Took the parking lot route. But we wanted to get other high points that day anyway. Got some great undercast though.

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Jan 1, 2015 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014

Southern Six Pack Winter  Sucess!

Summit #3 of 6 (TN, GA, SC, NC, VA & KY) that we ended up completing with a total time of:
36 hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds.

punchline

punchline - Dec 27, 2014 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2014

Highpoint #24  Sucess!

Two days stuck in the area for a work project. Took the drive up to the parking lot and the grueling 100 yard walk to the top. Foggy and just a big area w/cleared trees - saw nothing. As noted before there are plans to enhance but right now there is a bench and a plaque.Would be a beautiful drive in the spring I am sure.

Bajumbug

Bajumbug - Oct 19, 2014 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

2nd HighPoint of the day  Sucess!

On my way back from Brasstown Bald in Georgia to home in Greeneville SC, I passed the road to this High Point. Though it was dark by the time I got there, it was only a couple hundred yards from the parking lot so I went and took a selfie. 3rd State High Point!

thundercloud

thundercloud - Sep 1, 2014 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2014

#26  Sucess!

Mountaintop seems to have been recently cleared, with future plans for a lookout tower of some sort. There are now good views to be had in all directions. Nice monument plaque from the Highpointers club. I'll add a photo or two.

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