|Numerous nice views can be had from the observation platform and the summit of South Carolina|
Scenes from South Carolina rarely include mountains. Often it is a golf course by the sea, a lazy day on the beach or boating on a lake. I suppose there isn't exactly an abundance of tourism or a robust industry surrounding the mountainous counties but I think they deserve mention when it comes to beautiful places of the state. South Carolina is not a flat state as most people believe it to be. Its more characterized as rolling hills, sand dunes and a little sliver of the Appalachians in the far northwestern corner of the state. This is where Sassafras Mountain and the more elegantly sculpted Table Rock Mountain lie.
|This isn't something I remembered...|
The day was late and I wouldn't be able to hike this mountain in my usual epic fashion. There is a long-distance hiking trail which crosses the summit which might have been a better option. The Foothills Hiking trail is South Carolina's AT and it is a 76 mile route though the mountains. A full hike of this trail would completely destroy anyone's previous idea that South Carolina is a flat state. I regretted that I didn't have the time for this.
|Summit is marked with a small boulder|
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