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The Hwy 26 Clean up scheduled for Saturday, May 25th has been cancelled due to weather.  ODOT, who sponsors the event, has encouraged us to cancel due to safety concerns.  Safety for our volunteers is our main concern and we apologize for the inconvenience the bad weather has caused.  We will reschedule soon!


Welcome to the Mt Hood Cabin Homeowners Website!

Welcome to the Mt Hood Forest Homeowners web site, a place where cabin owners can stay connected to news that affects cabin owners. The Zigzag Ranger District relys on our association to send out critical news via email and through this website.  We offer useful information about working with the USFS as well as issues owning and maintaining a USFS cabin.  Members have full access to this sight which has information about the history of your tract, your tract's historic evaluation (which can affect how you get permission for work on the exterior of your cabin) and we host most all USFS forms and documents in an easy downloadable method.  We have a large list of local service providers recommended by your fellow cabin owners. 

Start a conversation on security, wildlife, local hikes and trails or whatever you feel would be useful for other cabin owners by using the Forums function.   Currently all postings are made by designated “editors,” although comments are encouraged to be made by all members. If you feel a new conversation would be in the best interest of other cabin owners you may email the web site (info@mhfha.com) and state your topic. If it is appropriate it will be posted for others to comment on it.

 

Are you a new cabin owner?  Welcome to the Mt Hood Cabin Community! Be sure and join our association and then check out all the useful information packed into this new website.

We fully support our National Organization, the National Forest Homeowners (NFH) and since we are a mem
ber tract, all MHFHA members receive a $5 discount ($55 regularly) when paying their NFH dues with MHFHA dues.  We are all part of the same, unique program with the government as our landlord.  We need representation at the national level (NFH) as well as at the local level (MHFHA) - please support and join both!

















DUMPSTER
The code to the dumpster lock changed EFFECTIVE March 25th, 2024.  An email was sent to all members of MHFHA who have paid dues for 2024.  Please either check your email or LOGIN to the website and check under the MEMBER's MENU downdrop to DUMPSTER.  We appreciate it if you don't email or call MHFHA unless you still can't locate the code.

The code changes every year towards the end of March due to membership expirations.  The very popular Dumpster program is a benefit of paid membership.  It is NOT for anyone else.

Please do not give out the location or code to anyone.  If a cabin owner asks - have them contact the association to verify if their dues have been paid.

PLEASE ALSO ONLY USE THE DUMPSTER FOR SMALL KITCHEN GARBAGE - IT IS NOT FOR DUMPING ANYTHING ELSE.  A SECURITY CAMERA WILL BE INSTALLED DUE TO THE MISUSE OF THE DUMPSTER - WE'VE FOUND CARPETS, TOILETS, LARGE SHIPPING CONTAINERS ETC.  THIS WILL RUIN IT FOR ALL CABIN OWNERS.  WE APPRECIATE YOU UNDERSTANDING TH
AT YOU MUST EITHER TAKE YOUR LARGE DEBRIS HOME (ANYTHING OTHER THAN SMALL KITCHEN GARBAGE BAGS) OR TAKE TO THE DUMP IN SANDY OREGON.

Dumpster CODE   CLICK HERE TO LOGIN AND FIND THE NEW CODE.  

"Cabin Clean Out" Event held on October 7th was a HUGH success!

Cabin Clean Out

A 40 yard container (the largest available for this type of event) was rented by MHFHA

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The event was scheduled to begin at 10am but had a line of cabin owners by 9:30am

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For close to 3 hours, Ken Hoiland worked inside the container packing it to use every square inch!

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Two pick up trucks filled with unwanted paints and chemical were hauled off to Metro

On Saturday, October 7th, MHFHA sponsored a first time event to help cabin owners clean out junk from in and around their cabins as well as discard unwanted paint and chemicals.

A 40 yard container was placed at the entrance of Road 31 and the event was scheduled to begin at 10am.  By 9:30am there were over 10 cars and pickup trucks in line to dump off unwanted "stuff".  By 12:15 the entire container was full to the brim and this was with the strategic packing by Ken Hoiland, MHFHA Director.  Ken worked inside the container for close to 3 hours making sure that every square inch of the container was utilized.

In that this was the first time MHFHA had sponsored such an event, we had no idea how fast it would fill up.  Over 60 cabins were represented and we heard from several cabin owners how much they appreciated this service!  Unfortunately a few cabin owners who came after 12:15p were disappointed to see that the container was already full.

The transport company picked up the container on the following Monday and the collected amount of junk was 3.47 TONS - yes that is 6940 pounds!  MHFHA paid for the entire service as a benefit to paid members.   Due to COVID and not having an annual picnic and meeting in 2020 and 2021, we had some extra funds and thought this would be appreciated by cabin owners.  In the future, we will likely hold a similar event and will have to decide if a fee will be charged.

Along with the close to 7000 lbs of unwanted junk - MHFHA also collected two large pick up trucks full of paints and chemical which the board drove into Portland and discarded at Metro.

Thank you again to Ken for his tetris ability to pack the container and board members, Jim Doherty, Dave Gearing and Paula Hoiland for their help in planning and making this event happen.



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Winter 2023
The MHFHA Winter 2023 Newsletter is now available to view for members of MHFHA.  
Check it out!  CLICK on the Newsletter Image to the LEFT
August 10, 2022

New CABIN PROJECT AUTHORIZATION REQUEST FORM

Cabin Project Authorization Request Form

Bree Ellison has posted a new project authorization form (Click link above) and has asked all cabin owners to use this form for all project requests - emergency and routine.  Thank you!



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MT HOOD CABIN OWNERS ATTEND ANNUAL MHFHA MEETING

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The MHFHA Dumpster program for 2022/2023, available for dues paying members, has decided to continue year round.  The location and lock code are available for member's only.  The code will change 3-1-2023 so be sure and renew your dues and check the website for the new code.
For more information please go to:

Dumpster Info Click Here


ANNUAL HIGHWAY 26 CLEAN UP TOOK PLACE SATURDAY, MAY 28TH


We had 19 volunteers that showed up in rain gear on Saturday, May 28th to clean the 4 miles of Highway 26.  We had two sessions and worked a total of 6 hours to pick up 60 large bags of trash.  Another rewarding MHFHA event!

MHFTA has sponsored two sections of Highway 26 for over 15 years in conjuction with Adopt-a-highway ODOT.

Thank you to the following volunteers:  Ken, John, Jean, Ian Ezra, Miles, Kirsten, Fred, Lynd, Art, Cathy, Dave, Paul, Jane, Kasey, David, Steve, Jim and Sheli who gave up some of their cabin time to help keep our forest clean.


MHFHA sponsors the highway clean up each Saturday or Memorial Weekend and occasionally does an October clean up also.

Join us next year! 


 



Fred and Kirsten Jewel came prepared for the weather and the work!



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