Ascent of Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak on 2020-02-22
|Others in Party:||Judy Torres|
|Date:||Saturday, February 22, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina/South Carolina|
| Elevation:||3520 ft / 1072 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis is a side peak near the State HP of South Carolina. Just a small bushwhack to the east to reach the sub-summit. My wife saw no use in this endeavor :), but I heeded Tom Layton's words in his post which is fascinating to mountain and river nerds:
"This little knoll on the shoulder of the SC HP marks the triple divide of three major river basins. From here:
--Glady Fork and the French Broad River flow north into the Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi, reaching the Gulf of Mexico below New Orleans.
--The Saluda River heads east into the Congaree and Santee, reaching the Atlantic near Georgetown SC.
--Eastatoe Creek feeds Lake Keowee, Lake Hartwell and the Savanah, reaching the Atlantic on the SC/GA line."
Got feet and a hand in all three areas!!!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Trailhead:||3470 ft / 1057 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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