6th high point in 3 days (KY, VA, TN, GA, NC, and now SC)! Super rainy, foggy, and windy so not much of a view of anything at all but cool I suppose!
Took the foothills trail for 5 miles out and back- nice walk through the forest which reminded me of southern new england. Solid views at top right on the NC/SC border.
Really wanted to take the hike from Route 178, but I was trying to keep ahead of Tropical Storm Claudette, so just drove to the top. Tower was closed.
Beautiful weather. Road paved to the top. Nice views!
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Did this while through hiking the foothills trail. Steep from bottom with 40lb pack. can be driven up i think. good bathrooms. good highpoint for southeast.
With Geoff Nagel - Falls Trail
Stopped by on our way to Myrtle Beach. The kids had fun standing in two states at once. Nice views. HP#14 for me.
South Carolina Highpoint completed. Rain came in while on the top, but views of the storm rolling in were spectacular.
Beautiful brand new viewing platform. Great views; stroller accessible.
went there when it was under construction. Need to go back and see the observation tower
Need to get back to see the new top, very uneventful when it was under construction
The drive from Greenville was a little foggy at times, with a blue sky mingling with the clouds for which the Smoky Mountains are famously named. The last stretch did involve some steep climbing for the car, so it is not for the poorly maintained vehicle, but there's a good parking lot and a brand new (April 2019) observation tower straddling the SC / NC state line. Very nice little scenic overlook!
A nice new viewing area on top.
Caught a Red Eye flight from SLC, UT to Greenville, SC, rented a car and drove right to Sassafras. I didn't know about the new summit platform that opened just this year (2019). I also didn't realized that the mountain was shared by NC and SC. Checked off US State Highpoint #25 in my quest to visit the highest point in each of the 50 US States. Half way there, but with all the one that require real hiking already checked off!
My son and two nephews joined me on a 9 peak, 6 day journey. Sass mount was the first. We hiked 2.5 miles on the foothills trail, and summited in about 1.5 hours. Beautiful day - as always, it is a bit odd to see so many people just drive up to the top - but that was not for us. We need to hike to feel that we have properly "summitted." Great views, hiked back down on the road just for a different view (which was quite a bit longer, but fine). Fun day.
Arrived at the parking lot below the summit in the rain. Walking up to the new summit tower it began to pour. The new summit tower is exceptional - very nice. directions to the summit were spot on.
Four of five in a highpoint and whiskey trail driving vacation. Hiked to the new tower via the Foothills trail under clear, sunny skies. What a great day!
It was a picture postcard day. Just perfect. The views were just incredible...Got a chance to see the new observation deck. It was very well done. I liked the demarcation line showing North and South Carolina.
Second state highpoint, hiked the day after Mitchell. Had to stealth over the fence and onto the highest dirt mound I could find. Pretty area, no views from up top but some nice views from the nearby overlook. The new summit structure should be cool, wait to hike this until it's done. I also recommend nearby Hooker Falls, it's super cool. Good peak, would recommend