Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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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.

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - May 26, 2014 12:42 pm

#13 (I think anyway)  Sucess!

Took some 'virgin' climber's with me to the top of this hill. Can drive most of the way up and walk about 500 yards to the top which has a bench which has been donated by the highpointers (www.highpointers.org).

IdahoScott

IdahoScott - Apr 7, 2014 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2004

Highpoint #15  Sucess!

Grabbed this highpoint on the same day as Georgia, while on a temporary project assignment in the Southeast.

Corona - Feb 12, 2014 8:31 pm

#7  Sucess!

Not the best view in SC but it was a nice drive through a part of country I've never visited.

Woodswalker

Woodswalker - Dec 7, 2013 7:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

Sassafras Mountain  Sucess!

South Carolina highpoint.

triviasteve - Nov 15, 2013 11:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

coming back from vacation  Sucess!

After a week at the beach, it was time for more high pointing on my way back home. Got here early in the morning, and did the short little walk to the top. I had been here several times before, but had to do it again to document it.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Nov 5, 2013 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2013

Nice hike  Sucess!

Hiked from Hwy 178, at the bridge, crossed the road at Chimneytop Gap, and on to the summit. It is a beautiful trail with 2671' of gain RT to the summit from the parking lot above the Hwy.

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!

...

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

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