The Portland Chapter of Oregon Nordic Club (ONC-PDX) took over responsibility for the upkeep of the Tilly Jane A-Frame shelter about 2009 and operates under an agreement with the US Forest Service. Reservations for use of the A-Frame must be made through Reserve America. The rental amount charged by Reserve America includes their fee and a fee paid to ONC-PDX for continuing maintenance. Upon successful completion of their reservations, ONC-PDX will provide the trip leader with the combination to the lock, allowing access to the cabin.
The cabin was built by the CCC in 1939 and served as a mountain retreat and basecamp for the American Legion in its early years. It’s had many caretakers over the years including a church group in the 1970’s. They built the concrete blocking system to support the structure. More recently, it was managed by the “Friends of Tilly Jane,” a loose group of individuals led by Rich Kadney. Rich has since passed away and the cabin is now managed by the all-volunteer Oregon Nordic Club, Portland chapter. The ONC donated the wood stove and is focusing on rehabilitation plans and coordinates on-going maintenance of the structure. While the cabin itself isn’t on the National Register of Historic places, it is included within the Cloud Cap National Historic District. The nominating materials are located in the “library” at the cabin. This is a good historical source.