Near North Creek and the Twisp River. In the Twisp River Valley, the town of Gilbert grew up in the mid 1890s as a mining development in the area went into high gear.
Gilbert (the mining camp)consisted of a half dozen buildings. Most miners only lived there in the summer since no services were available except possibly a blacksmith shop.
Gilbert was probably used as a jumping-off point for the many prospectors in the region who were constantly scouring the area close by in their never ending search for bonanza ore.
Two old mining cabins still stand in Gilbert. Some foundations and depressions in the ground identify where additional structures once stood.
Lynda O’Brien and Laurie Smith at the end of the day finishing up historic research
This miner’s cabin in Gilbert gave up to Mother Nature under the weight of many winter snow loads
This is all that remains of a classic Gilbert miner’s cabin
Historic cabin in Gilbert with ore-bearing mountains in the background
GPS expert, James O’Brien, in the field posing for a photo at the historic ghost town camp of Gilbert
Looking south from Gilbert in the direction of Crescent Mountain, at an elevation of 4,700 feet, rests the historic Crescent Copper Mine