Weekend Moment: Rattlesnake Mountain


One of my family’s favorite activities is hiking.

Back in 2009, we decided to tackle Rattlesnake Mountain, which overlooks Squam Lake (for you trivia buffs, that is where the classic movie “On Golden Pond” was filmed).

This is the beginning of the path up the mountain:

It is quite a hike to the top, but the beautiful view is worth the effort:

My brother Jeff was the first one to reach the top:

I wasn’t far behind:

Doug staking his claim at the top of the mountain 🙂

Josh and Julia enjoying the view:

Even though it is called Rattlesnake Mountain, fortunately, this was NOT a rattlesnake!

We are extremely blessed that we are within driving distance of so many fabulous trails. It is our goal to hike all of them.

Since we had burned so many calories, we headed to one of our favorite places for a guilt-free treat 🙂

It was the perfect ending to a wonderful day.

Doubly happy…is the man to whom lofty mountaintops are in reach.”–John Muir

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3 responses to “Weekend Moment: Rattlesnake Mountain

  1. margaret

    We love hiking, too. How long did it take to get to the top?

    • Hi Margaret!
      It’s been awhile but I want to say it took about an hour and a half to get to the top. It was one of our very favorite hikes: challenging but not too hard. If you like to hike, you would love this one!

  2. margaret

    I was hoping you’d say something like that! :o)

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