Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Near and At the Hart Creek

The Hart Creek provides almost all of Fauquier with fresh mountain water. It originates in the Valkyr Range southeast of our community of some 200 people. Many of the mountains tower over a vast area with a respectable altitude of over 8000 ft. In my younger years, I would take my boys up to Mt. McBride, where after a six-hour strenuous hike we could relax and enjoy the fantastic view. Sometimes, we would even set up camp and stay a day or two in the alpine meadows above the tree line. Today I present to you five photos near the mouth of the creek from a recent evening walk with my wife. Enjoy.

31 comments

  1. Svet Pavlovsky · July 15

    Beautiful!

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  2. Pit · July 15

    Those ictures are beautiful. Must be a wonderful landscape there.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 16

      Thank you, Pit. Your comments are always full of appreciation.

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  3. Stella, oh, Stella · July 15

    The flowers are so lovely!
    8000 feet, that is quite impressive, I’d say!
    (Especially when I think about the highest “mountain” in Denmark with 170,86 metres … 😉 ) (560.56 feet a mere anthill … 😀 )

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    • Peter Klopp · July 16

      Everything is relative. In comparison to the Rocky Mountains our mountains are also anthills.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · July 16

        I learned something new again … I always thought that the Rocky Mountains were those that stretch up north through Canada …

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      • Peter Klopp · July 17

        Oh, you misunderstood my comment, Birgit. You are 100% right. The Rockies stretch from the USA northwards through Canada.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · July 17

        So your area is part of the Rocky Mountains?

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      • Peter Klopp · July 17

        Unsere Berge sind die Vorläufer von den Rockies. Die Bergrücken haben alle ihre eigenen Namen. Östlich von uns liegen die Valhalla Mountains.

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  4. Shepherd Cathy · July 15

    Hart Creek.. sure the “Hart” know where.

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  5. Anonymous · July 15

    Peter, thank you for sharing the beauty you see on your daily walks!

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    • Peter Klopp · July 16

      I wonder who this someone is who writes these kind comments. Thank you, someone!

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  6. Amy · July 15

    You really show us the magnificence of the natural world. Thank you!

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    • Peter Klopp · July 16

      Apart from writing our family history, it is my purpose to show the natural beauty of our area. Thank you, Amy!

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  7. crowcanyonjournal · July 15

    A nice place for a walk!

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  8. shoreacres · July 15

    When I noticed Hart Creek begins in the Valkyr range, I got curious. The name reminded me of the Valkyries of Norse mythology. Sure enough, when I poked around a little, I found that the Valkyr range is included in the Valhalla Range. Did some Norwegians come over for some skiing in that wonderful powder you have, and name the ranges? It certainly is a beautiful spot in summer.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 16

      I do not know but it is definitely worth checking out. There were other early explorers who had an penchant for anything related to the devil. Quite a few mountains carry its name, such as Satan’s Peak, Devil’s Spire, Diabolo etc.

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  9. Peter, your images are just marvelous.

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  10. Labby · July 16

    Hallo Peter, herrliche Naturaufnahmen 🙂 Gruss Wolfgang

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  11. Steve Schwartzman · July 16

    Does the name of the Valkyr Range lead you to think about Wagner’s Die Walküre?

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    • Peter Klopp · July 16

      Not really! I see the connection but I am not fond of the music in Wagner’s operas.

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  12. kopfundgestalt · July 16

    Die geruhsamen Blumen im Verein mit dem reissenden Wasser, eine vortreffliche Zusammenstellung 🙂

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  13. floresphotographic · July 16

    How lovely to be surrounded by mountains and streams like that!

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  14. Ankur Mithal · July 25

    Envy you and your surroundings 🙂

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