Walking Wednesday – Rattlesnake Lodge

We took another part of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail up to Rattlesnake Lodge, an old home built in 1903-4 that burned from a lightning strike in 1926.  The highlighted link for the lodge will take you to the history of the house and family, as well as dozens of pictures from the era.  Hope you enjoy our hike.


  1. Jake and Fergi on November 8, 2009 at 9:49 am

    You are all so beautiful. You look like you are really in your element.

    We loved the hike,
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  2. NCMountainwoman on November 5, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Great hike. How lucky for you to meet a Golden on the way!

  3. Martha & Bailey on November 5, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, you guys are BEAUTIFUL!! We loved seeing you in ‘real life’ – thank you for taking us with you on your hike of course we would need to have had more sniffing ourselves!!!!!
    The hike would have taken considerably longer……..

  4. Teddy Bear on November 5, 2009 at 12:51 am

    What a beautiful hike! You all are so good about seeing other pups, I would’ve ran toward him/her.

    Teddy Bear

  5. Norwood on November 5, 2009 at 12:03 am

    I love hiking with you. I think you need a team BLUE. Tell Natsha she gets a 9.4 on the balance beam.

  6. JacksDaddy on November 4, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    What a great video! I’m glad to find your blog and your wonderful puppies!
    I haven’t been to Maggie Valley in a long time!

  7. Kodak on November 4, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Such gorgeous footage! Love the mountains. Looks like you had a great hike.

  8. Clive on November 4, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    A wonderful hike! Me and the NSLM would love to have that opportunity.

    take care

  9. Sierra Rose on November 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Great hike! Beautiful fall day.
    Thanks for posting this wonderful trail!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  10. Brownie on November 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    wow! your pawrents are so talented! My momster would have eaten rock trying to walk me and take a video! Thanks for sharing the wonderful hike!


  11. Biloxi and Sibersibs on November 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Woo! Great hike! Nice balance walking over da log. Why don’t woo guys want to run or lunge at stuff like we do? Woo all hike so furry nice.

    Husky kisses,

  12. Huffle Mawson on November 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I always enjoy your hikes! Especially watching from the comfort of my couch.

    Huffle Mawson

  13. Mochi on November 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks for always taking us with you on your awesome hikes! 🙂


  14. the Army of Four on November 4, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I liked it when Kiska looked back at me and smiled. I mean … at the CAMERA! Yeah…. that’s it.
    Play bows,

  15. The OP Pack on November 4, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Great hike, we are exhausted now. Mom says she knows we would love to go on a trail like that but since she is nursing cracked ribs from just trying to make it up three stairs, she figures those rocks are not a good idea. We loved the look back at the camera by Kiska in the beginning. And Natasha gets a 10 from us for her balance bean work.

    woos, the OP Pack

  16. Denns the Vizsla on November 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Very cool — I always used to love finding ruins out in the woods or meadows back east. Or even better, old graveyards!

  17. Canine Crusader on November 4, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Love hiking with the herd! They always look like they know exactly where they’re going.

    Happy WW!

  18. KB on November 4, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I love seeing all those dry leaves on the ground, and a few colorful ones still in the trees. When you showed the view from the trail, I thought “Oh my, those dogs must be very well trained. Otherwise, they could pull the humans right off the ledge!”. Tell Rusty that I said that, please.

    So, how do you manage the camera while walking three dogs? Cyclists use ‘helmet cams’ to keep their hands free. Is there a dog-walking cam?

  19. Wild Dingo on November 4, 2009 at 3:16 am

    WOW.that floofy hiker was almost as floofy as you guys. and no barking or pulling? how civilized! i just noticed Qannik is surrounded by 2 gals and the red team has 2 boy…

  20. Stella on November 4, 2009 at 2:45 am

    “Thank you for Hiking with the Thundering Herd”

    No, thank YOU, Thundering Herd for inviting us along.

    Our extreme gratitude!

    Jo and Stella

  21. Khyra on November 4, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Great dismount! Woo so stukhk it!

    I’m trying to figure out how Merdie made it and I didn’t!

    Tank woo fur sharing the great views and great trails!


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