The mountains are calling and I must go. ~ John Muir

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina ~ 3,560 feet

April 24, 2008
Sassafras Mountain via the Foothills Trail to Chimneytown Gap, apx 8 mi
Class 1

Our first high peak affianced…
And clearly sans Jim
Tim checking altimeter atop summit

Road trip!  We were headed to Spartanburg, South Carolina for a friend’s wedding and took a quick detour to hit another high peak.  We drove the windy road most of the way to the summit and witnessed the beginning of spring on our relaxing hike into the valley and back.  The sun was shining, birds were chirping, insects were crawling, and re-growth and new life were plentiful.

Signing in at the summit register