Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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maddie77777

maddie77777 - Apr 21, 2008 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008

Foggy day  Sucess!

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!

tioga

tioga - Apr 14, 2008 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Impressive  Sucess!

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.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2007

SASSAFRAS MTN  Sucess!

HAD SOME TROUBLE FINDING IT, BUT A RURAL MAILMAN WAS THE PERFECT SOLUTION

wildfam

wildfam - Jan 22, 2008 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2006

Highpoint #5  Sucess!

Drove over from Gatlinburg, drove up, saw the HP. Stopped by a few North Carolina waterfalls along the way to break up the drive.

rfolkenberg

rfolkenberg - Jan 6, 2008 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

Sassafras Mountain

Climbed in the heat. Luckily not too long....

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1999

U.S. 178  Sucess!

Easy hike from U.S. 178. Lots of wildflowers.

weeds19

weeds19 - Sep 27, 2007 12:49 am Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2002

Out there  Sucess!

This peak is quite a ways from anywhere I might normally visit, but that's what makes highpointing fun!

Ilafan

Ilafan - Jun 25, 2008 8:22 pm

Re: Out there

You got that right!!

slick858

slick858 - Aug 29, 2007 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Check!  Sucess!

Lots of Bees, Lots of bush , Lots of Nothing.

Theonestar

Theonestar - Aug 26, 2007 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

DOne  Sucess!

Not much to it, but crossed off the list

climbmn

climbmn - Aug 13, 2007 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Better than a day at work  Sucess!

Very short hike, but still better than a day at work.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jul 12, 2007 7:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Another Walk Up  Sucess!

Done.

rkrevald

rkrevald - Apr 9, 2007 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2007

Summit Number Seven  Sucess!

A little trouble finding it but we finally got there. Please go to http://50summits.blogspot.com for a complete report.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002

HP #27  Sucess!

It wasn't obvious to find the TH...
We drove past it twice before finding the small post for route 199...

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Jan 21, 2007 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2007

Just to check it off the list  Sucess!

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.

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:08 pm

Just there to get it.  Sucess!

Part of a week-long Southeast HP trip.

Cortez

Cortez - Oct 4, 2006 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2006

Sassafras via Foothills Trail  Sucess!

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!

osatrik

osatrik - Aug 16, 2006 5:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 1987

Family Highpoints Trip  Sucess!

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.

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 1991

Walk gated road from Foothills Trail parking  Sucess!

Fire tower gone even footings, someone has also swiped survey marker shown in Zumwalt book

NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2005

Route Climbed: Summit Road  Sucess!

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.

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