Slobot About Town CXII:

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From the Mountains to the Sea, pt. 01!

The view of it was beautiful, but what was it?

Why, it was all of Greenville County! Slobot, as it turns out, was atop Caesar's Head!

Behind Slobot...

one could just make out the hazy shape of downtown Greenville.

That same Greenville graces the cover of one of Slobot's favorite books, South Carolina - From the Mountains to the Sea.

Also visible from Caesar's Head is Table Rock Mountain.

Slobot first learned about Table Rock Mountain from his copy of From the Mountains to the Sea, page 112 to be specific.

From the Mountains to the Sea also taught Slobot that Caesar's Head stands at about 3,238 feet,

which puts it below South Carolina's highest natural point, Sassafras Mountain.

Slobot just had to see Sassafras Mountain, and so he made his way west to Pickens County.

On his path to Pickens Slobot spied this grasshopper (which appeared to have some sort of red parasite)...

and this garter snake (whose eyes were cloudy as if it were about to shed its skin).

Slobot ascended Sassafras Mountain, only pausing...

to study his copy of From the Mountains to the Sea.

In doing so Slobot learned that Sassafras Mountain is, at 3,533 feet, the highest natural point in all of South Carolina!

Strangely, Sassafras Mountain is just barely in South Carolina, with the border passing right through the mountain.

It would be on that summit that Slobot would stand tall and survey all of South Carolina.

Behind Slobot stretched South Carolina's sister state of North Carolina.

Slobot loved the view.

Stay tuned for Slobot About Town CXIII: From the Mountains to the Sea, pt. 02!

Slobot would like to thank Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Marcy C. Simms Oliphant Furman and Jane Earle Furman Pressly - writers of the primary school textbook South Carolina - From the Mountains to the Sea. W. A. Krueger Co. New Berlin, Wisconsin. 1985.