View from the Ranch

We have told you before about the Ranch above our house and even showed you the view of Chez Herd from the ranch.  Well, we were up there again Sunday afternoon to see the views of the leaves.

View of the sun setting over Soco Gap (entry to the Cherokee Reservation)
IMG_5025 - view from the ranch
Same general view (Soco Gap is top left corner) – Our house is dead center of this picture
Zoomed in view of the house

While the humans were enjoying the mountain views, the dogs were very intrigued with totally different scenery. Β What could possibly have their attention?

Kodiak, Kiska, Cheoah, Qannik
More of those Big Dogs wandering around



  1. Jeanee on November 24, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    I miss the girls. I think you need to a 1 or 2 to the herd…soon. LOL

  2. HokiePack on November 24, 2021 at 11:32 am

    So beautiful! Love seeing the herd in the Jeep. I first was introduced to the Herd when we lived in Asheville & I saw the jeep tooling around town!! I started following then. On this Thanksgiving eve I am grateful to Hu-Dad for sharing the tales of the Thundering Herd!! Happy thanksgiving ???

  3. Julie on November 24, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Beautiful country!
    I miss Kiska ? My 14yo girl has that same unruly fur.

  4. Jean Burkhardt on November 24, 2021 at 6:28 am

    I so love seeing the original 6 Sibes from the Herd. Those views are gorgeous for sure. LOVE the comment about that BIG DOG though.

    Happy Thanksgiving all!!

  5. Princess Eva on October 13, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    We want one of those big dogs of our own!

    Princess Eva

  6. Deborah on October 13, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Beautiful photo’s.. Rusty and Natasha are having fun also!

  7. Steve and Kat on October 13, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Those crazy Great Dane Horses! I swear, some day I will get to play with one.


  8. gus, louie and callie on October 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    What a beautiful place you have. We love the colors..
    Those are some cool pictures of you all in the car. Looks like you are saying let us out NOW..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  9. Huffle Mawson on October 13, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Mum says the scenery is lovely! I want to meet the big dog though.

    Huffle Mawson

  10. Stella on October 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I think I want one of those big dogs of my very own. Where do I get one, please?


  11. Sparky on October 13, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Thundering Herd!

    OMDog, I am just dying to go to that place now, those are the most spectacular Autumn views EVER!


  12. the Army of Four on October 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    GREAT view!!! And the mountains are nice, too. Ha roo roo roo!
    Play bows,

  13. Mochi on October 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    We are so jealous of that view! Mom LOVES the colors!

    Did you guys try to play with the big dogs? πŸ™‚


  14. Storm on October 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    You have such pretty places to go exploring. My mom never takes me anywhere but the same boring roads. She says she’d take us to the parks if it would ever stop raining. πŸ™‚

  15. Denns the Vizsla on October 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I’ve always thought that autumn leaves viewed from above look like a giant bowl of Trix cereal. Oh, wait, did I just say that out loud?

  16. Khyra on October 13, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I feel so scenery deprived after seeing yours AND KB’s –

    Oh well, at least I have MY tree – BTW, I’m pawing this khomment FROM my tree!


  17. KB on October 13, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I love the colors – such a variety of reds, oranges, and yellows. They remind me of my earlier years on the east coast.

    I’m surprised that the horse didn’t turn tail and run when he saw all those sibes hanging out the windows! What a great photo!

    I’ve been watching the PBS special about our national parks – and I just got to the part about the Smokey Mountains. What a beautiful place. It holds a record of some sort for the greatest variety of trees in a temperate forest. I guess that explains the array of colors!

  18. The OP Pack on October 13, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Oh, what a breathtaking view!!! The humans love the scenic view – the pups think the big dogs look like fun.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  19. Oorvi on October 13, 2009 at 7:19 am

    You are right Mr. Wall. It’s my job to supervise…but tele-supervising is tough. You’ve got to focus all your strength and try to visualize the office – try to see what those two are up to – sometimes it becomes so strenuous that I fall asleep.

    I like the grass-eating dog in the picture? Is that a Siberian Vegan?

    Licks n wags,

  20. MAX DOG on October 13, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Hey there all of you!
    That view is stunning and you live in an absolutely idyllic setting! Mom would donate her back teeth to live there! The colours are exquisite!
    We had to laugh at the picture of you all hanging out of the window. Your mom should link you up to some sort of ‘wheelie-sled’…with the petrol price as it is, I would think that the idea would be both ‘green’, ‘highly efficient’ and totally cost effective! hehe:)

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