Ascent of Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak on 2020-02-22

Climber: Henry Pharr

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 Report

This 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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