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!
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.
HAD SOME TROUBLE FINDING IT, BUT A RURAL MAILMAN WAS THE PERFECT SOLUTION
Drove over from Gatlinburg, drove up, saw the HP. Stopped by a few North Carolina waterfalls along the way to break up the drive.
Climbed in the heat. Luckily not too long....
Easy hike from U.S. 178. Lots of wildflowers.
This peak is quite a ways from anywhere I might normally visit, but that's what makes highpointing fun!
You got that right!!
Lots of Bees, Lots of bush , Lots of Nothing.
Not much to it, but crossed off the list
Very short hike, but still better than a day at work.
A little trouble finding it but we finally got there. Please go to http://50summits.blogspot.com for a complete report.
It wasn't obvious to find the TH...
We drove past it twice before finding the small post for route 199...
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.
Part of a week-long Southeast HP trip.
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!
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.
Fire tower gone even footings, someone has also swiped survey marker shown in Zumwalt book
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.