Saturday, August 10, 2013

Caves near Lenore Lake

Pre-contact workspaces

na'taqamtug - "at the riverbank"

The peoples living along the Columbia used the many natural features of the land to shelter them and give them places to work. We hiked up to the first cave, which was not the largest by any means. They look small from the outside but are surprisingly big from the inside. Standing deep in the cave looking out across the landscape, I could imagine being cast back in time.