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Gibson Cave

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

In Gibson Cave, off the Bald Mountain Trail (bobcat)


There's an old interpretive panel below the cave which no longer displays information. Native Americans used the rock overhang as a shelter for millennia. Now called Gibson Cave, this overhang was occupied during the Great Depression by a man named Gibson who walled it in, built a door and a window, and furnished it with a wood stove and other comforts. Nothing remains of his presence either; nowadays, you’ll see only the charcoal scratchings of visitors wishing to advertise their vandalism. There’s a hunter’s camp under trees below the cave.

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