Iwetemlaykin is Nez Perce for “at the edge of the lake.” The 62 acres of sacred land, located in between the city of Joseph and Wallowa Lake was purchased by many different state, federal, and tribal agencies in 2007 after decades of work. There is only a mile or so of paths, but it is beautiful.


Knight’s Pond:




Right next to Iwetemlaykin is the grave-site for Old Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe. (Photo by David Lincoln Mann)

From the path you can continue your walk to Wallowa Lake.




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