Sassafras Mountain Climber's Log

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

with my 8 years old  Sucess!

SHP #2 for her


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 (


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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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