Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Our Hike to the Real Waterfalls

In the past few weeks, my wife and I crossed the Arrow Lake and the Needles Ferry Path a number of times. I proudly announced that we travelled up the Whatshan River to the waterfalls. When I recognized that I had made a mistake and heard that the waterfalls were far more inland, I invited my wife to go exploring. Attempting to climb the steep embankment almost turned into a disaster. Biene struggled very hard on all fours to inch her way up to the top from which I could only shout words of encouragement. When she finally stood on safe and stable ground, she was very happy that she did not give up. We were both rewarded with a splendid view and hike to the elusive waterfalls, which is the content of the video below. Enjoy!

20 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

      1. That is good. I have always felt it is easier to climb up, though physically more taxing, than down. On the climb down, I am always afraid of reaching the bottom much faster than planned 😉

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      2. As you climb up a mountain it is a lot easier for your feet than going down, since on your way up you make use of the toes which cushions the strain to your entire body.


    1. Next time we won’t take the canoe. We will cross the lake by ferry and park our car at the beginning of the trail to the waterfalls. Thank you for your concern for our safety, Steve!


  1. What a splendid waterfall, and what fun to accompany you on the journey to it. It’s good that you can encourage one another along the way — especially at those challenging spots! I’ve gone down a hill or two on my bum — the only thing really damaged was my pride. I hope the same for you!

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