Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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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 comments

  1. Shepherd Cathy · 22 Days Ago

    Arrow Lake

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  2. Amy · 22 Days Ago

    Just lovely, Peter—especially that last shot of the two of you. Thanks for sharing. I hope Biene had an easier time on the return trip.

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    • Peter Klopp · 21 Days Ago

      Indeed, it was a lot easier to slide down the steep embankment than to climb up on it. The canoe ride back to the Fauquier boat dock was a breeze and very relaxing.

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      • Amy · 21 Days Ago

        Sounds wonderful!

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      • Ankur Mithal · 9 Days Ago

        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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      • Peter Klopp · 8 Days Ago

        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.

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  3. crowcanyonjournal · 22 Days Ago

    Nice video, Peter!

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  4. Steve Schwartzman · 22 Days Ago

    Is there no easier way to get to that waterfall? I don’t like to think of you endangering yourselves.

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    • Peter Klopp · 21 Days Ago

      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!

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · 21 Days Ago

    The nature around you is simply grand! And Biene kept smiling … at first I thought that she planned to jump into the water at the falls, luckily she didn’t. I agree, the last image with you two is really sweet.

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  6. Des · 21 Days Ago

    Enjoyed the video, Peter, what a beautiful hike…sometimes the most scenic places are the hardest to get to. Glad you two made it back to the canoe intact!

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    • Peter Klopp · 20 Days Ago

      Sliding down the embankment on our bums was easier than the climb. Thank you, Des, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. arv! · 21 Days Ago

    The hike is worth all the effort. The love shines in the ending note of the video. 🙂

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  8. Ann Coleman · 20 Days Ago

    I’m sorry the climb up was a bit dangerous, but those views were amazing! And that rushing water was just gorgeous. You two looked as if you were having a wonderful time!

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    • Peter Klopp · 20 Days Ago

      The climb was definitely rewarded by these wonderful views. Thank you for this and all the other kind comments, Ann!

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  9. rabirius · 19 Days Ago

    Again I’m really amazed by the Arrow Lakes…

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  10. shoreacres · 18 Days Ago

    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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