In this episode of Motor Mountain Monday, Nathan Adlen and Andre Smirnov continue their trek through the Appalachians by driving to the top of Sassafras Mountain, the highest point in South Carolina.
On the way, the duo was dive-bombed by a large, white owl. Fortunately, the Jeep Wrangler sustained no damage, and the owl bounced off and continued on his way.
Sassafras Mountain sits at 3,553 feet above sea level right near the border of North Carolina. The drive to the top traverses twisty mountain roads that may be more suited to a Miata than a Jeep, and the view from the observation deck is something to behold.
The Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA or #MotorMountainUSA) epic road trip is a celebration of all things American and the road less traveled. The TFLcar team is driving a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock across the country to visit the highest drivable mountain tops in all 50 states. Along the way, they will visit locations off the beaten path and the uniquely American attractions that make the United States one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
This trip is also about involving you in the adventure. TFLcar has commissioned 50 commemorative silver belt buckles, one for each state. We will leave a belt buckle somewhere in the state and tell you the GPS coordinates so you can find it. The first person to find it keeps it. In return, we ask you to send us a picture of yourself with the belt buckle. You can tweet to us @TFLcar, Facebook us at TFLcar, use the #MMUSA, or #MotorMountainUSA hashtag, email email@example.com, or all of the above.
Here are the coordinates of the South Carolina belt buckle: N 35 degrees 04.247’ and W 82 degrees 47.286’. Take a look at the video below to see exactly where the buckle is hidden.
Check out the full TFLcar video of Motor Mountain Monday from the top of South Carolina: