Monday, August 31, 2009

Okay, this is it, the last day of August and it's back to school. I know Autumn doesn't officially begin until September 22nd, but it sure feels like Fall here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. The woodstoves were even fired up over the weekend due to the damp weather generated by tropical storm Danny. Good news, the extended forecast is calling for temps in the 70's for the entire week and the holiday weekend looks pretty good as well. The current temperature is 51 degrees so you can be sure no one is laying around in a bathing suit here.

For all our loyal webcam watchers, we haven't forgotten you and we are working to get those cameras back on line as soon as possible. As you can well imagine, it isn't easy to maintain this type of equipment in this environment.

Bear Season opens today and we have some very excited hunters in camp. To be sure each person receives the attention this type of experience deserves, we limit the number of hunters to 6 hunters per week. Although this week and next are fully booked, we do have a few openings for the third and fourth weeks which begin on September 13th and 20th respectively. If you would like to participate and have the time, give us a call.

We also have some openings in November for deer season and although many parts of Maine have experienced substantial loss to their deer population that is not the case in this area. We offer at weekly package for $699.00 per person* and you can visit the "Rates" section of our website for additional information.

For anyone lucky enough to have been drawn for a moose permit in Wildlife Management District #7, this is the place to hunt and fill that tag. We offer a great package that includes meals, lodging and a fully guided hunt for you and your sub-permittee. Or if you wish to go it alone, we can accommodate your group with warm, comfortable lodging and delicious meals.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The sun is shining again, the temperature has climbed to 76 degrees but we have a slight breeze from the north northeast keeping the air moving. Although the humidity had been in the 90's it has dropped back to 66% this morning.

As I write this post, the Wilderness Navigation Course participants are out in the field taking their "final exam". I'm confident they will all return to camp unharmed and on time. If you missed this year's classes and wish to participate in a future class, send me an email and I'll put on the list. When the new dates have been scheduled I'll contact you to see if you are able to attend. I have provided a little detail info below about the course which costs $385.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity).

Wilderness Navigation Course

For anyone interested in traveling off the beaten path it is a much more pleasurable experience if you can navigate on your own. The use of map and compass is an age old method of wilderness navigation, however with today's new technology, the map and compass can mean so much more than it used to.

A Wilderness Navigation class will provide you with the basic map and compass skills that will make the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) meaningful and enjoyable. GPS is pretty much meaningless without a map and compass. Join us in our two day clinics that create a sound base of knowledge in map and compass, and then introduce you to GPS. Classroom and practical application go hand in hand to give you a confidence in the wilderness.

The clinics will be two full days in duration include the following;
Includes all class materials
Includes 2 nights lodging
Includes meals and all cabin services
Tax and gratuity NOT included
Fall fishing reservation dates are beginning to fill quickly now. If you are thinking about a stay here at Bosebuck and fishing the upper river, ponds & pools, I would urge to call quickly so you don't miss out on some of the best fishing the state has to offer.
Of course Bear season opens next Monday (August 31st) so our hunters will begin arriving on Sunday for a week long stay. Most of them will enjoy some relaxing fishing in the morning and then exciting hunting after mid-day to dusk. We have a few openings for the third & fourth weeks, so call if you are interested.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The lake has disappeared! I can't can't see a thing past the end of my nose the fog is so thick here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this morning. Most likely we're in for another scorcher today although yesterday we had a nice breeze off the lake. It makes if very difficult for me to be in the office doing paperwork when it's so nice outside. It never seems to rain at the right time.

The current temperature is 53 degrees with 99% relative humidity. No wind and as I stated earlier, fog, fog, fog. I'm confident the sun will burn this off and blue skies will be seen before long.

We have scheduled another book signing here at camp to be held this Saturday, August 22nd at 7PM. Robert J. Romano, Jr. will be here to meet & greet and sign copies of his newly released novel, "North of Easie". We will be serving Prime Rib or Swordfish for dinner at 5PM. Please call for a reservation no later than 9AM Friday morning.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Before you get too upset with me, the webcams and weather station are offline again. The hard drive crashed so I'm working on replacing that unit as quickly as I can. Please be patient and keep checking back.

It seems our summer rate special was a big hit and camp has been full to the brim especially the last two weeks. Not only were the all cabins occupied, but we had a family reunion, the annual Aziscohos Lake Preservation Council BBQ this past Saturday and several "fly & dine" guests. The weather has finally turned the corner to summer with temperatures in the eighties so we have all been enjoying the great outdoors in the warmth of the sun.

Fall fishing and bear hunting are just around the corner so after a couple days of rest and catching up on paperwork, we will all be back on the job preparing for our next onslaught of happy visitors to Bosebuck Mountain Camps.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The webcams and weather station are back online - Yeah!! Thanks Paul, you have no idea how many people are happier today because of your efforts.

For the most part the weather has been good with the majority rainfall during the late afternoon or nighttime hours. The past two nights have been cooler than normal and I have to admit that the flannel PJ's are out of the drawer already. The extended forecast is calling for some "summer like" weather that may even include the three H's (hazy/hot/humid) for tomorrow. Of course along with that I would expect to see some thunderstorms roll in too. It's about time since it's almost back to school and we're still waiting for summer to arrive.

Today starts the last week of our summer rate special and Mike and I are very happy to see that camp will be fully booked. Of course, Ann, Melanie, Shawn, Mike and I have been very busy keeping up with all our chores and making sure that all our guests are happy. We've called in some reserves to help out with the annual Aziscohos Lake Preservation Council's annual BBQ and silent auction being held here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps on Saturday, August 15th from noon to 2:30PM. We will be serving the Bosebuck BBQ including sides of Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad and of course blueberry delight and apple crisp for desert. You can call or email for tickets. Suggested donation is $18.00 for adults and $9.00 for kids age 7 and younger.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I know many of you follow our site on a daily basis and look forward to the live webcam shots so you can be here even if it's a virtual reality. We are currently having some technical difficulties with the software and hoping to correct ASAP so we can get those pictures and the weather station info back online.

It's too bad you haven't been able to see the pictures over the past two days because the weather has been nearly perfect. Beautiful sunny skies, warm temps and a light breeze to keep everyone happy and comfortable.

We had rain early this morning, but the skies are beginning to clear and the current temperature is 66 degrees with 82% humidity. The extended forecast is calling for temps in the mid to high 70's for the remainder of the week.

This Friday, August 7th at 7PM Steve Pinkham, author of "Mountains of Maine Intriguing Stories behind Their Names" will be at camp presenting a power point program and signing copies of his latest book. He will have books for sale, but there is no charge for the presentation. If you would like to join us for dinner at 5PM, please call no later that tomorrow (08/06/09) to reserve your table. Menu choices are Bosebuck BBQ or Pizza.