October 2018 NEWSLETTER

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Walks in the Woods

Two legged, four legged walkers

October 7, 2018 Old Cove Road This is an old road that went from Saluda to Green River back in the 1920’s, before the current Green River Rd was built. It follows a stream flowing down to Fish Top and is now protected with a conservation easement. The walking will be easy to moderate, and occasionally steep, but the views are worth it.

October 21, 2018 Round Mountain Easy to beyond moderate. Explore the site of the Battle of Round Mountain. Located off Howard Gap Road this walk offers a picnic area, rock outcroppings, and for the adventurous, a strenuous climb to the top of the mountain for Piedmont views.

Walkers meet 2pm at the parking lot of the Saluda Library. A SCLT member will keep you aware of the terrain of the trail and share their insights about the history, flora, and fauna of the area as they lead each walk.

Prepare for each walk with comfortable shoes, a walking stick, water, and a snack. Please provide any pertinent medical history to your guide. Many of these hikes will access private property.

For more information click here or contact Chuck Hearon at (828) 817-0364. Or

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Trails Need to be Maintained

SCLT has a need for trail maintenance volunteers. If you are interested in keeping up the wonderful trails in and around Saluda please contact Chuck, Trails Coordinator, at 828-817-0364 or

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Moody Property

Moody house is down

Response has been excellent and we still have bead board and flooring available; also old brick and old growth 2x4, etc for adoption. There are some tin shingles which make a great medium for oil and acrylic paints. All of this can be yours. Donations to SCLT are suggested and appreciated. For more information, call John Savage, 828-749-3906.

Break down, Break through. For the last two weeks volunteers have gathered on the Moody Property. We have successfully dismantled most of the out buildings and plan to begin removing metal shingles from main house July 20th. If you wish to be part of the fun show up on Fridays around 9 am. Volunteers are encouraged to reclaim some of the beautiful hundred year old wood for themselves. Also, come and share your creative ideas for the future of this magical property. For more information, call John Savage, 828-749-3906.

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More Moody News

Renie Moody and Betsy

SCLT was very lucky to have had a meeting with Renie Moody, granddaughter of Robert H Moody, an early rail road employee.

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Wreath Making

Holidays a coming...Don't be Wreathless

Save the date! Saturday, Dec 1st. will be wreath making at Twin Lakes. Look for an email with details in the month of November.


Consider Judd's Peak and Twin Lakes

Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.


Newsletter Winter Break

Since Walks in the Woods end in October, the SCLT News Team will be taking a break until it's time to sign up for Garden Plots in February. Thanks for reading, see y'all next year. Board meetings are still held on the first Wednesday each month, 3:00 pm at the office in the Presbyterian Church.

SCLT Monthly Board Meeting

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month, this month October 3rd, at 3:00 pm at our office in the Saluda Presbyterian Church fellowship building and find out more about our on-going projects and how you can get involved.

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Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.

Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Or send an email to We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

SCLT greatly appreciates the help from Polk County Community Foundation for the operating expenses for the year 2017.


SCLT’s work has been made possible through the generous support of private donors, members, the Polk County Community Foundation, and the Bradley Fund. SCLT's 2017 operating expenses are paid for by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.