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Ascent of Sassafras Mountain on 2012-03-05

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Monday, March 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sassafras Mountain
    Location:USA-South Carolina/North Carolina
    Elevation:3554 ft / 1083 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road from Rocky Bottom to Sassafras Mt. is clearly marked at the intersection with Rt. 178 and it is now paved all the way to the parking area. From there it's 0.1 mi. and 60 feet elevation gain to the unassuming high spot with a microwave tower and some signs advising hikers about the Foothills Trail that runs through here.

I have wondered lately if there isn't some nefarious conspiracy linking county high pointers, the microwave industry, and perhaps the illuminati, as there are microwave towers atop nearly every hill I climb in search of chp.'s?
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:61 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:61 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Trailhead:3493 ft / 1064 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km



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