Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Glassy Mountain

Last month I visited Glassy Mountain, just northeast of Pickens, SC [map link]. It is an isolated granite mountain with a bare face on one side that, when spring water trickles down it, has a glassy appearance, and thus the name. If you're in the mood for a good hike, you can park at the base on the southern side and hike to the top, or you can do as I did and drive the service road to the top.

Parked at the top

Once at the top, there is a trail leading down to the bare face on the northern side; the trail is a little tough to follow, but just aim in a northwestern direction, aiming at around 10 o'clock, and you'll find your way down.

You can seen Caesar's Head and Table Rock off in the distance.

Before leaving the area I rode past on the northern side to get a good look at the bare face where I'd just been. No water trickling down today, so no glassy appearance.


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