Tag Archives: South Carolina

Sassafras Mountain Not Accessible from North on 178 Due to Road Collapse

View Larger Map Sassafras Mountain is not accessible from the north on Route 178 from North Carolina because of a road collapse between the North Carolina line and Laurel Mountain Road (north of the Sassafras turnoff). You can still access … Continue reading

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Mudslide closes 178 Near Sassafras Mountain

A report indicates that a section of Highway 178 near Sassafras Mountain that “goes to the mountain area” is closed indefinitely because a mudslide washed out a 40 foo section of pipe. The exact location of the closure was not … Continue reading

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Sassafras Summit Cleared to Improve View

South Carolina has cleared the summit of Sassafras Mountain to improve the view.

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Congressman Charles Taylor to Sell North Carolina Side of Sassafras Mountain to Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy

Charles Taylor, a former North Carolina Congressman, who owns the land on the North Carolina side of Sassafras Mountain has announced the plan to sell the 8,000 acre East Fork Headwaters tract for $33 million to the Carolina Mountain Land … Continue reading

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9-Year-Old in 100 Foot Fall at Ceasars Head State Park in South Carolina

Islandpacket.com reports a 9-year-old was airlifted after falling 100 down a waterfall near Ceasars Head State Park in South Carolina. Wayside Park is part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness area. There have been numerous injuries there including a 20-year-old Marine … Continue reading

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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints

Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.

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State County Highpoints

County Highpoints is the defacto website and forum for highpointers. Once you visit the 50 states, you’ve caught the bug and next logical spot are the 3,500+ county highpoints.

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50states.com State Profile

50states.com has great information summarizing each state.

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Official Summit Benchmark Datasheet Histories

Richard Carey at peakbagging.com has put together a very useful list of summit benchmark information as well as the official U.S. Government datasheets on the history of the benchmark.

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U.S. State Highpoint Trip Reports

Post your trip reports here.

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