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Mt Hood National Forest Project Applications

by Liz Warren

If you are a cabin owner in the Mt. Hood National Forest, please be aware that projects to your cabin must be approved ahead of time. Here is  a recent announcement from the Mt. Hood National Forest Homeowner's Association:

2018 Cabin Projects: If projects are slated for 2018, such as a new roof, window or deck replacement, repainting or staining, owners were advised to submit their request(s) to the Forest Service between August 15 and November 15, 2017, for approval for next year. 

Camp Creek Cabin

by Liz Warren

Well maintained cabin nestled above Camp Creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest near Government Camp. This is a charmer that's been in their family for years. Originally built in 1935, it's been updated from top to bottom with all the amenities you'll need. Stone fireplace for warming up after a day on the slopes. The kitchen even has a gas stove. Warm up with the propane heater. The cozy loft is above the living room area with high vaulted ceilings and wood beams. 

Enjoy your sunny deck and listen to the sounds of Camp Creek below. Gated entry and driveway has plenty of room for parking. 

If you're a skier, a quick seven minute drive to Ski Bowl saves tons of time driving. 

Asking $169.950                 Camp Creek Cabin Details Here

Camp Creek Cabin near Government Camp near skiing  Mt. Hood National Forest  Cabin in 97028 Zipcode on Camp Creek

Camp Creek cabin with Stone Fireplace near Government Camp Oregon

Mt. Hood Summer Sales Boom!

by Liz Warren

Mt. Hood summer sales boomed with 20 closed sales for the month of August! Believe it or not there were a few sales under $100,000 which is nearly unheard of these days. 

Mt. Hood National forest service cabins dominated the closings with seven sales! One cabin broke all sale records for a price of $337,000! Cabins maintain their popularity on the mountain for their uniqueness and pristine settings which can't be matched by any other properties in the area. 

On another note, Timberline Rim prices are escalating nicely. There's a lack of inventory and with the Rim having a more affordable pricing point, many folks are opting to purchase here for full time living and as a vacation spot. 

Listed below are the 20 sales for August 2017.

Mt. Hood Real estate sales for August 2017 for 97028,97067,97011, and 97049

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for August 2017 for Brightwood, Welches, Government Camp and RhododendronMt. Hood Real Estate sales Boon  in August 2017Mt. Hood Sales Boom in August 2017 for Welches, Rhododendron, Brightwood and Government CampReal Estate sales boom for Mt. Hood the summer of 2017

Sandy Riverfront Log Cabin on Acreage

by Liz Warren

Location location location! Private secluded and sunny spot right on the Sandy River with cozy log cabin. Over three acres of land with tons of room to spread and enjoy your Mt. Hood getaway!

Sandy Riverfront Acreage with Log Cabin on Mt. Hood near Rhododendron 97049        Sandy River Rhododendron Oregon 97049

Three bedrooms, one and a half baths log home just over 1200 square feet with great room, big wood beams and vaulted ceilings. Cozy wood stove for heating your toes after skiing. 

Close to all Mt. Hood activities and only 20 minutes to skiing! Mt. Hood National Forest just down the street. 27 hole golf course five minutes away at the Resort at the Mountain. Sandy Ridge Mountain Biking Park only 5 minutes away. Fish in the Sandy and the Salmon Rivers. Only one hour from Portland but feels like a million miles away. Asking $389,950. 

Log Cabin on Mt. Hood Near Rhododendron Oregon           Sandy Riverfront Acreage with Log Cabin near Rhododendron Oregon on Mt. Hood

                            More details on this Mt. Hood Log Cabin
 

Eclipse Update

by Liz Warren

Here's the latest from the OregonLive site on what to expect for the next seven days!

Reputable Solar Glass Vendors

Oregon Department of Transportation tips for the Eclipse

Roads to Avoid if you can!

Use Tripcheck to learn about current Oregon traffic events

Eclipse Update from Hoodland Fire

by Liz Warren

HOODLAND FIRE DISTRICT # 74 HAS IMPLEMENTED THEIR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE (PHOTO)


News Release from Hoodland Fire Dist. #74
Posted on FlashAlert: August 17th, 2017 8:25 PM

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Downloadable file: Motorcycles are at the fire station
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Downloadable file: Motorcycles are at the fire station

Welches, Or - Our Fire District is expecting thousands of visitors from all over the world to travel through or view the eclipse near Mt. Hood. Although the eclipse does not occur until Monday, the influx of visitors is expected to impact our area throughout the weekend starting today, August 17. Highway 26 through the Hoodland corridor could see traffic congestion to the point of gridlock. The public needs to be aware that there are no other major roads to bypass Highway 26 between Sandy and Government Camp.

To prepare for gridlock on Highway 26, Hoodland Fire District is implementing the use of two (2) BMW adventure sport motorcycles staffed with a Paramedic and EMT to respond to emergency incidents ahead of larger fire engines. The two motorcycles were rented from Cascade Back Road Adventures and Rentals out of Wahkiacus, Washington. The "motor-medic" crews will provide advanced medical care as well as scene management or landing zone support and will be equipped with medical, traffic control and landing zone equipment. The Fire District is also utilizing their side-by-side ATV out of the Government Camp substation to reach visitors camping on National Forest lands around the Government Camp area.

Hoodland Fire District would like to remind Fire District residents to be prepared for the Eclipse that will occur this Monday, August 21. Residents are asked to take some proactive measures to minimize the impact. Use common sense. Do not travel over the weekend and especially Monday if you do not have to. If it is necessary, allow yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination. Remember first responders may also have trouble traveling to calls for service due to roadway congestion; however, there may be some delays in response time.

Heat Wave and Haze

by Liz Warren

There's smoke in the air and a recent trip to Summit Meadows in Government Camp showed how hazy the view is around Mt. Hood. Mt. Jefferson has contributed to our local haze. Washington state is in the same boat with over 100 wildfires sending smoke south from Canada. 

Wildfires in Oregon

          A hazy view of Mt. Hood from Summit Meadows area in Government Camp, Oregon

Seven day forecast does not show a lot of improvement until next Thursday when we will receive a little bit of rain (we hope). 

Scorching heat for the Welches Mt. Hood area doesn't show percipitation for another week!

Check out the June sales statistics from RMLS! The average price of the 14 sales reached $343,300 with year to date average sales price hitting $312,200. These numbers tell the tale of less inventory and rising prices on the mountain.

As of today there are 66 properties for sale with 26 of those over $400,000. Twelve properties are under $200,000 with several in parks, which have rental fees or on leased land in the Mt. Hood National Forest. June saw 32 new listings hit the market and for July there's been a steady stream of new listings.

The rainy spring really delayed sellers getting their properties ready for market. With the shortage of contractors, landscapers, and general services on the mountain getting work done has been a real challenge bringing late comers to the summer market. 

 

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales Statistics for June 2017

Secluded Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin

by Liz Warren

Location, Location, Location! This is one of the most secluded cabins I've seen in the Mt. Hood National Forest near Government Camp. The owners are skiers and have enjoyed their cabin for many years. Their kids love taking off for many mountain biking trails right from their cabin! 

Zig Zag Riverfront secluded Mt. Hood national Forest Cabin near Government Camp Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin near Government Camp Oregon on Road 35 Lot 163

Tons of room for friends and family in this three bedroom, one bath cabin with over 1200 square feet of living space. Two private bedrooms and one large loft over the bedroom is great for kids. An open floor plan in the living room joins the living room and dining area. A slider takes you out the door to the woods and a path down to the river. Evening campfires along the river are great too! Full kitchen and a deck off the master bedroom is just some of the features. Only 10 minutes to the slopes in Government Camp. It won't last long!  Asking $219,950

More Details on Road 35 Lot 163 Government Camp 

Rhododendron CPO Meeting July 15th at the Resort at the Mountain

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