Mt Sassafras in Pickens County, SC at 3500+ feet is the highest mountain in South Carolina. Don't laugh, I've bagged peaks with the Desert Peak Division of the Sierra Club that weren't as high as this.
Of course it really wasn't much of a hike on the Foothills Trail ...It was more of a short uphill walk from the parking lot where the road crossed the trail about 200 feet below the peak.
|Mt Sassafras Overlook|
Just off the parking lot there was a viewing platform that provided some spectacular vistas. I loved the way the fall foliage contrast with the gray background
This view is across North-western South Carolina and beyond into Georgia
This is looking east across Pickens County toward the East Coast of South Carolina. The outer bands of Hurricane Sandy were blocking the view or we might have been able to see the coast.