Wednesday, April 30, 2008

South Carolina

Date of summit: Thursday - April 24, 2008

Mountain: Mt. Sassafras

Summit Elevation: 3,560 feet

We set out on our spring break for an Appalachian adventure. Our goal was to hike to the high point in each of six states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. We planned 4 days for the 1,500 mile road trip that would include up to 23 miles of hiking. Each state will get its own post. Unfortunately, you won't find one for Kentucky because we ran out of time and didn't make it! We came home happy (and exhuasted) though with 5 state high points.

Mt. Sassafras was our second high point on our Appalachian adventure and our 5th overall high point.

Here we are on top of Mt. Sassafras - the highest (wimpy) peak in South Carolina. It's also on the North Carolina border and the trailhead parking lot is only 200 yards or so from the top of the hill. The Appalachian Trail cuts right across the top of the mountain. Right here on Sassafras was where we spent our second night.

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