Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

A Refreshing Hike to the Waterfalls

Gone is the dense toxic smoke, gone is the blood-red sun and gone is the feeling of tense anxiety about the imminent danger of the wildfires all around us. The joy of being free from the oppressive atmosphere that dominated our lives during the past two months let our spirits rise in jubilation. Prompted by the fortuitous turn of events, my wife and I decided to go on a hike on a rarely used trail past the Needles cemetery that led us straight to the Whatshan waterfalls. Here is a brief virtual tour to one of the oases of peace in our region. Enjoy.

Past Green Shrubbery Holding out against the Turbulent Waters
Past Rocks Sculpted by Millenia of Aquatic Erosion
The Whatshan Waterfalls
The Falls Hardly Diminished by the Long Summer Drought
The Beauty of Crystal-Clear Water, Tiny Bubbles and Reflections

14 comments

  1. Steve Schwartzman · 10 Days Ago

    Happy relief, now that the water is triumphing over the fire.

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  2. Missionarysights · 10 Days Ago

    Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

    On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos A Refreshing Hike to the > Waterfalls Gone is the dense toxic smoke, gone is the blood-red sun and > gone is the feeling of tense anxiety about the imminent danger of the > wildfires all around us. The joy of being free from the oppres” >

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  3. Pit · 10 Days Ago

    Glad the fires and the smoke are over for you.

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  4. Pure Glory · 10 Days Ago

    What a beautiful oasis and place of refreshment for you, Peter, and Biene. May you have more wonderful hikes and enjoyment of places not touched by the fires. Blessings!

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  5. shoreacres · 10 Days Ago

    The colors and reflections in the last photo — together with the clarity of the water — are wonderful. The falls certainly are worth a visit, but I could sit by that pool for a long time.

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    • Peter Klopp · 9 Days Ago

      The falls and the pool are a wonderful place to visit. You could sit there for many hours in complete solitude.

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  6. Steve Gingold · 10 Days Ago

    Love the green water of this falls area and all the golden hues in the last image. You are lucky to have such a refuge from the complicated world we live in and good news that the smoke has cleared and the worry has subsided.

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  7. Stella, oh, Stella · 9 Days Ago

    I am so glad to hear that the immediate danger is over and the smoke has gone.
    The hiking area with all the water must have been such a delight, Good to hear that there is still water enough. So beautiful!

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  8. kopfundgestalt · 9 Days Ago

    Wunderbare und friedliche Fotos, lieber Peter!

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  9. Klausbernd · 8 Days Ago

    Great to hear, dear Peter, that the danger is gone.
    We love waterfalls as well. This year we have had quite a lot rain and so the waterfalls are impressive. Great pictures of the waterfall.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Peter Klopp · 8 Days Ago

      Waterfalls have a calming effect on the human spirit. Some claim that there is an abundance of negative ions near the falls. Thank you for your kind comments, Klausbernd!

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  10. Ankur Mithal · 7 Days Ago

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures, Peter! There is beauty in many places around us. We need to have the eye for it. Like they say…beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. You are able to appreciate and bring out the beauty of your surroundings.

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