The cave from the parking area.
A Kalispel Powwow held near the cave
| What: The Kalispel Indians held Christian religious
services in this cave until 1907. Now the services are held in a nearby church. The cave
has its own builtin stone alter and multitudes of seats with one heck of a view. Some
people climb up to the cross at the top. This is a short fun trip. To extend it see
Skookum Lakes, Brown Lake, and Bead Lake for hiking, camping, and Mtbiking.
| Where: Take Hwy 2 north for roughly 30 miles to Hwy 211
and take a left there. Head on over to Usk and at the complex intersection take a left and
then an immediate right so to continue on your way to Usk which you will now hit directly
when you see the logs. There is a friendly market here that can answer some questions
about the area if you're real nice. Head straight through main street over the bridge
over the Pendoreille river and turn left at the north directed and river following road
which immediately puts you in Kalispel reservation land so be respectful. A young chief
once asked me for my film after I'd taken a picture here without asking. Go a few miles
and watch for a turnout with sign for Manressa Grotto.
| Cautions: Some of the pathes are gnarly if you get off the