Some places in nature seem to have a power that’s all their own. This is one of those spots. It’s deep in a river canyon and the roar of the water echoes strangely off the sheer cliffs, making it feel like the sound is all around you. If you listen closely, the water sounds like singing or chanting in some language you can’t quite make out. The Nlaka’pamux people also felt power at this spot. Their youth came here on vision quests and used pigments to draw figures of people, animals and supernatural beings that came to them in dreams. If you look closely you can still make out some of the drawings, painted on to stone nearly 200 years ago.
Photo 📍Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Provincial Park, traditional territory of the Nlaka’pamux First Nations.