Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The snow is here and the sun is shining too! The only kink in this perfect picture is the wind that is still blowing creating snow drifts and a wind chill factor below zero. Although it is difficult to obtain an exact measurement of the latest snowfall, we feel that we received at least 12 inches here at camp.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Like most of the eastern seaboard, the Christmas blizzard has arrived at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. With the high winds, it's difficult to to accurately measure accumulation, but so far we have received at least 8 inches on the ground. The groomer from Rangeley made a round trip yesterday in advance of the snow to condition the trail so now that the snow has arrived, we should be in great shape. Come an enjoy the great outdoors.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
For those of you heading into camp, please remember that there are active logging operations north of us and you will meet truck traffic coming & going on Parmachenee Road.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Yes, you can ride the Maine trails since it is after the 15th however the groomers will not be out until we have more snow on the ground. The Pittsburgh area hopes to open some trails today too.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
We have received a number of calls regarding trails and conditions for this weekend, so I will remind everyone again - NO sledding on property managed by Wagner until December 15th. That goes for trails and back-country. We will be open on the 15th for lunch so be patient and wait just a few more days. Take this time to finish up your Christmas shopping, ready your sled and pack up your gear.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I was sad because that horrendous wind & rain storm that blew through a couple days ago took most of our snow, but I'm glad now because this current weather pattern has already dropped about 3 inches of fresh snow with up to another 6 possible by the end of the day tomorrow.
Mike did finish the new snowmobile trail into Bosebuck this week and some of the club members were out installing a bridge yesterday so it should be good to go for the 15th if there is enough snow on the ground. We do now and will have active logging operations this winter north of camp, but with the new trail operating you will not be sharing with log trucks. Thanks to Wagner for relocating the trail!
Friday, November 26, 2010
I know it's "Black Friday" and many of you are out in the middle of a shopping frenzy, so I'm posting this picture from the webcam taken at 7:46AM this morning. As you can see, the lake has iced over and is now covered in fresh snow.
Now before you get to excited, it's NOT safe and no you can't sled yet. This is just a taste of what is coming. and just like Christmas, it will be here sooner than you think!
Now that's the way to end a day of hunting. Congratulations to Chris and Tom who returned to camp yesterday thankful to have completed a successful day in the woods. The stories were told and all listened intently to be sure every detail was revealed. When guests arose this morning to find light snow falling, temps in the low 20's and yesterday's success still fresh on their mind, it didn't take long for them to eat and head to the woods eager to return with their own trophy.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Mike has finally completed the new snowmobile trial from NH20 & ITS 84 into Bosebuck so sleds will not have to share Parmachenee Road this winter with the trucks. YEAH!! So of course with only three days left of the firearms deer season, he took to the woods right after breakfast this morning. He'll be tired, but very happy when he returns to camp late this afternoon.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Congratulations to one of our lodging guests, Bill, who tagged this 172 pound, 6 point buck on the 13th. We have 14 hunters in camp this week and they were all very excited to awake to snow on the ground this morning. It's not much, but enough to follow a track. We have spitting snow still falling with a current temperature of 26 degrees. If the forecast is correct, we may receive a couple more inches of snow overnight into tomorrow.
Don't forget Christmas is quickly approaching and a Bosebuck gift certificate is the perfect fit for the outdoor enthusiast on your list. No need to worry about the color or size and you can choose the amount to keep within your budget. Just give me a call and we can take care of it right over the phone. No need to fight the traffic.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
A big THANK YOU to all our veteran's and active duty military personnel for your service. We know that freedom doesn't come free and for some it costs the ultimate price.
We started the day here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps with ice on the lake and temps in the low 20's. As I write this post, the sun has risen on what appears to be a beautiful day ahead with a current temperature of 27. The forecast is calling for temps in the mid to high 40's which doesn't bode well for the deer hunters who are all hoping for more snow to track in. We'll keep our fingers crossed for the white stuff to arrive and stay on the ground.
We have now registered eight deer this year with the biggest weighing in at 259 pounds. He was a monster with a nice 8 point rack. Although we have lots of cabins rented for the remainder of the season, we still have a few openings here and there so give us a call and we'll try to accommodate your request.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
It was a frosty morning here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps with a low of 21 degrees. We have been fogged in for most of the morning but now that the sun has warmed the atmosphere the fog has lifted to reveal the view across the lake. As you can see, all the trees are covered in ice and soon the lake will be frozen too.
Bosebuck Mountain Camps is a State of Maine Game Registration station for turkey (yes, we really do have turkeys this far north), bear and deer open daily from 7AM to 7PM for tagging. Since opening day, I have registered four deer, all bucks of course, ranging in size from 119 to 146 lbs and all taken in Lynchtown. Where are you hunting this year? Why not Bosebuck? It's not too late to call and reserve your cabin, the season has just begun.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Yes, we have a couple inches of snow on the ground with light snow falling at a current temp of 30 degrees. All you sled heads don't load up yet, this is just a reminder to tune those sleds up and prepare for the winter ahead.
I registered a nice buck yesterday on opening day, the first of 2010. Nice way to start the season off don't you think?
Saturday, October 30, 2010
It's opening day of deer season for Maine residents and the hunting god has graced us with a little light snow. Good luck to all you hunters! Remember we are a game registration station for deer and will be happy to weigh your trophy on our certified scale. The tagging station is open daily from 7AM to 7PM.
The current temperature is 32 degrees and the extended forecast for all next week is overnight temps in the 20's with the highs during the day of mid-forties. It's not too late to call and make your reservation for a week of deer hunting at Bosebuck. You'll return to camp to a nice warm cabin and delicious home cooked meal not to mention a hearty breakfast to start the day.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Our bird hunters have had some of the best grouse and woodcock hunting in years. Mother nature provided the perfect conditions this spring and summer with little rain and warm temps. They are now enjoying the result of those conditions with successful hunts.
If you haven't made your reservation for deer hunting yet, you should call soon. Llast year's mild winter and this year's conditions have given the deer the habitat they needed to thrive. Mike has seen lots of young deer in his travels through the back country this fall. He, of course, is not letting me in on his favorite hunting ground, but there is plenty here for everyone.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Remember that Bosebuck Mountain Camps is a deer, bear and moose State of Maine game inspection station and our scale has been certified. We are available to tag your harvest daily from 7AM to 7PM.
Mike is out working on the new section of the snowmobile trail which should eliminate most of the trail on Parmachenee Road north of camp. It should be ready for this season, so even if logging operations are still underway we won't be dealing with 3 miles of mud.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I was finally able to scoot across the lake to the island and check on B9. As you can see from this picture he is alive and well. He has grown so fast I can't even believe it is the same little eaglet I held just a few short weeks ago. Mom & Dad are still close by for support and he took flight just after I snapped this photo.
Just as I was thinking it was time to pack up my shorts and short sleeve shirts, the weather has turned warm again. Right now it's 82 degrees with a nice breeze from the north, northeast.
Bear hunting season opens tomorrow and we are expecting our first group of hunters within the hour. Mike has been very busy preparing and everything seems to be in order.
Fall fishing reservations are filling very quickly, so please call ASAP if you are looking to catch that run up the river. It has been a fairly dry summer so the fish would certainly appreciate a couple days of nice rain to make the trip a little easier.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Beginning tomorrow through August 28th, we will not be accepting any reservations for lodging or meals due to private functions.
The first of which is the Maine Chapter of Casting for Recovery (CFR), a member of the national non-profit, support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer. They provide an opportunity for women to learn fly-fishing in a natural setting. For more information about this program and CFR please visit their website at www.castingforrecovery.org
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Well, here we are at the beginning of another month. Hello August! Bosebuck Mountain Camps has been overflowing with families enjoying the great outdoors and the same continues for another two weeks. Book early for next summer as we have had to turn many people away because we just didn't have anymore room.
The weather has been warm with very little rain, but cooler temps moved in yesterday with an extended forecast calling for the chance of thunderstorms over the next several days. For you regular visitors to the website, I'm sorry the weather station is not co-operating again. I'm doing my best to get it back online, so please be patient. Believe me, this technology frustrates me too.
For the fishermen waiting for the fall run, please note that effective immediately, we will limit the number of guests above the gates to no more than 12 per day in order to maintain the "exclusivity" of these remote areas and provide a quality experience for all our guests. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis but not confirmed until a 50% non-refundable, per person deposit is paid. Keys to the gates must be returned no later than the 11AM checkout on the day of departure.
Once the 12 slots are filled for a particular day, all future reservation inquiries will be advised that access above the gates has been filled allowing them the opportunity to book alternate dates if they wish to fish the upper Magalloway. Please keep in mind that there are many fishing opportunities below the Parmachenee gates as well.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
These three little swallows haven't realized their own size just yet, but soon enough they'll figure out the nest just isn't big enough and they'll be on their way.
We have had a wonderful stretch of weather and although it makes fishing a bit more challenging, the families that are here at camp are enjoying the great outdoors without having to deal with rain.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Mike and I scooted out for a quick ride late yesterday afternoon and I spotted this mom with her chick. It's times like this that I would like to have had a zoom lens to capture the moment for all to see and share becuase this photo just doesn't do justice to scenery. We definitely do not want to intrude on their space. This is the first loon chick I have seen this season, but we have had several families of duck float by camp too.
The photography group was here this past weekend and thankfully the weather was much more cooperative this year than last. I should have a few photos to share with you in the next day or so. We are also discussing holding a photography "retreat" this fall to capture some of the beautiful foilage here in the western mountains of Maine. If you are interested in attending, send me an email. We are most likely looking at the middle to the end of September.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Congratulations to the lucky Moose Lottery winners and for those drawn for Maine Wildlife Management District #7, keep us in mind. We offer a "one on one" fully guided hunt for $2,500 (plus tax, gratuity and license) that includes 6 days of hunting, 7 nights lodging and meals for both names on the permit. Prescouting, transportation during the hunt and field dressing included.
Fishing has been great both in the rivers and lakes. Camp is full this weekend with fathers and sons enjoying the best Maine has to offer for both fly fishing and trolling on the lake.
I also have to send a big thank you to Kathy for the beautiful flower baskets that now line the front porch railing of the lodge and are scattered about the grounds. I'll do my best to care for them all summer long.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Although we have had rain over the past few days, we are enjoying some great weather today. The current temperature is 70 degrees with a light wind from the north, northeast.
Fishing on the lake and rivers has been fair to good and with the recent rain, fishing should continue and even improve for the near future.
Just a reminder to those who are travelling into camp that there are several active logging operations underway. Also, they are in the process of replacing culverts, ditching along side Parmachenee Road and laying gravel so be sure to watch for trucks and equipment in the road. If you have a portable CB radio, bring it along and set it on channel 19.
Monday, May 31, 2010
We have had an incredible stretch of weather this past week that made it seem almost like summer instead of spring. I even broke out my short sleeve shirts and that usually doesn't happen until mid-July.
Of course the water has warmed and the fish are a bit confused, but the fishermen have been having a great time. Both the guys on the lake and those fly fishing the rivers, streams and ponds have been very successful in their endeavors.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
We have enjoyed a wonderful stretch of weather and the extended forecast is calling for even warmer weather well into next week. The lake fishermen and the fly fishermen are very happy with the level of activity and size of fish they have been catching. No complaints other than an occasional - "it's too sunny, the fish prefer a bit of an overcast".
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The temperature at 8:30 this morning was 30 degrees, but rising so that's a positive thought. The fish seem a little confused as to what time of year it is due to the unseasonably warm temps in April and now the much colder weather that has decided to arrive in May. The fishermen have been having sporadic success and keep changing to different flies to entice some action. Warmer weather is on the way and perhaps this spell of colder weather will put things back on the "normal" track. But who knows, Mother Nature likes to mess with us some times.
I hope all the mothers enjoyed their special day yesterday. I received phone calls from both my boys by 9AM so I had a great day. Although it would have been nice to have them visit, a phone call still warms the heart and keeps them close.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The lake is high, but normal for this time of year so our guests scheduled to arrive today booked for cabin #1 will be relocated to cabin #6 so they can drive to their accommodations. Although they could sit in a rocking chair on the porch of cabin #1 and fish to their heart's content. Not sure how the casting would work out, but they could certainly wet a line and perhaps land a few small brookies.
Of course everyone here has been very busy ticking off items from the much too long spring "to-do" list but Mike and I finally took some time this past Sunday afternoon and went for a float plane ride with Keith from Acadian Seaplanes. It was incredible and provided Mike with an opportunity to see his hunting/fishing grounds from a new perspective. Thanks Keith! We did catch a glimpse of a mother bear with her two cubs who didn't appreciate the noise when we swung back around for another look. As we flew by she looked up, scowled at us and one of the cubs stood right up on his hind legs to investigate.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thanks to everyone that helped us spruce the place up. We scrubbed, painted, hammered, raked and every other form of cleanup you can imagine. Of course we could not accomplish this all on our own so a big THANKS to Mom, Bill, Nancy, Jerry, John, Dickie, Chip, Michael, Dennis and of course our staff, Ann, Chad, Debora & Irene. If I forgot anyone, sorry but thanks!
Just a reminder of our dining hours for the spring season:
Breakfast 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Dinner 5:00PM - non lodging guests require at least a 24 hour advance notice
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Of course I got hit the McAfee software issue so I was side tracked for about a day tyring to correct the problem. I'm stating now, with my fingers crossed, that I believe the fix is in place and functioning properly. You just gotta love these computers!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Yes, the ice is gone from this end of the lake but the lower end still has some ice in certain areas. Nights have continued to be cold with sunny but cooler days so the water temperature has not risen. Also, the influx of snow melt and water from the upper rivers has contributed to the cold water temps. Believe it or not the extended weather forecast for this weekend is calling for accumulating snow Friday night and perhaps into Saturday. Good thing we haven't put the shovels away yet. Don't worry, if it arrives, it won't last long. Fishing season is just around the corner.
Speaking of fishing, call soon to secure your cabin for spring fishing. With warm temps south of here reservations are filling very quickly this year. Also, if you are contemplating a summer vacation at Bosebuck, please call ASAP as many weeks are already completely booked.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
We have turned webcam2 toward the lake so you can watch as the ice makes it's way down the lake. Of course Mike and I will be taking a few days off prior to starting on our long list of chores in preparation for the upcoming fishing season.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It appears that spring will be arriving early. There is some open water in the rivers,but the ice on the lake still looks good, most likely due to below freezing temps overnight.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Calling all fishermen - dates are filling quickly so call to confirm you reservation now. Mike or I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. A 50% deposit is required to hold a cabin.
Friday, March 12, 2010
The current temperature is 45 degrees and we have brilliant blue skies here at camp today which on the one hand is nice, but on the other these warm temps are eating the snow too quickly. Trail conditions are quickly deteriorating, but back country riding is still excellent. We have several cabins full this weekend but do have some availability so call if you want to get in one last ride this season. Keep an eye on the webcams and this blog for current conditions and our winter season closing date.
If you are looking to book a spring fishing trip or summer vacation, please call or email sooner than later as our cabins are filling up and I don't want you to miss out.
Monday, March 8, 2010
I did experience a sure sign of spring that is just around the corner this morning; a very large bald eagle is sitting in a tree just across the river keeping an eye on something. I hope he is not waiting for ice-out because that is still a few weeks away.
Friday, March 5, 2010
We have been very busy all week with lots of lunch guests stopping by for some of our great food and high test gasoline. Reports from the trails range from OK, to good to excellent at higher elevation and back country. However, we are also experiencing spring like conditions and some thin spots in & around towns due to high traffic and lack of new snow. Trails in NH are reporting similar conditions with the best riding north of Young's Store in Pittsburgh.
PS: The chief was here twice in the last two days, where were you Doug?
Monday, March 1, 2010
I must be honest, trail conditions yesterday were bumpy but the groomer was out last night, so that should have smoothed things out. We still have plenty of snow on the trails, and the back country riding is even better. Much more snow in the higher elevations.
I have also started to receive a number of calls for spring fishing and summer vacations with some weeks already near full capacity. If you are planning a visit to Bosebuck in the near future, please call now to make your reservation so you don't miss out.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The groomer from Oquossoc completed his appointed rounds last night and their was a lot of snow on the drag when he turned around in the parking lot. Also, all reports from the back country are snow, snow and more snow. Winter is not over and their will be plenty of riding well into March so load up the sled and call for your reservation. If your schedule is flexible, trails mid-week are a little quieter.
Friday, February 19, 2010
It has been a very busy week for us and of course with many schools having vacation this week we have seen lots of families enjoying the great outdoors together. They are out on the trails sledding and with temperatures in the twenties conditions make it easy to spend the day outside having fun.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The current temperature is 21 degrees and looking ahead to the extended forecast for this week, snow showers should be around for several days with a good chance of some decent accumulation on Tuesday. Let's all cross our fingers because with the nice solid base on the trail system fresh snow would really be the icing on the cake.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Although we have not had any new snow in several days, the trails have been groomed and we have plenty of snow. The riding is good and higher elevations have even better conditions as well as back country. We are fully booked this weekend, but have some openings for the next two so give us a call.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The sun came up right on time and although it's a little chilly, 3 below right now, it will soon warm up and be a perfect day to ride. The wind of the past few days has even subsided, improving conditions even more.
We have had a very busy week so far and many of our lunch guests have indicated that this area has the best conditions for riding. Even though we didn't receive the two feet of snow that has crippled our capital, we still have plenty to ride and enjoy the great outdoors.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
By the way happy 45th birthday sis! Hope you have a wonderful day and have a piece of cake for me.
The wind has finally subsided but temperatures remain on the cold side, currently at 4 below but rising. The trails couldn't be in better condition so head on up to camp and have some fun. When you call to make your reservation, be sure to mention our Internet special of $39.00 per person, per night (*two person, two night minimum stay required and does not include tax & gratuity).
We have not forgotten our fishermen or summer guests and are looking forward to your arrival. If you are considering a spring or summer stay here at Bosebuck, I would urge you to call now as we have many dates that are completely booked already.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
The past two days have started quite cold, below zero in fact. However, the temp has already risen to 1 above. The winds have wained and I must say the full moon rise last night was spectacular!
We were very busy yesterday and all reports from the trails were very positive.... "great", "excellent", "never expected them to be this good", " just a few icy spots at the corners" so load up your sled and head north.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Although you may not have snow in your neck of the woods, we had a couple guys trailer in yesterday for some back country riding. They had a great day, found plenty of snow and said they'll be back this weekend. What about you?
When you call to make your reservation, mention the $39.00* per person, per night Internet special rate. (*does not include 7% Maine tax or 15% gratuity, two person, two night minimum stay required).
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
The current temperature is 22 degrees with overcast skies and light wind from the south-southwest. The extended forecast is calling for snow or snow showers over the next three days. With Snowdeo starting on Thursday in Rangeley, fresh snow would be a welcome guest to the festivities. Don't forget to mark your calendar to attend the chili & chowder cook off on Thursday at The Clubhouse. Ann and I will be there with her entries of both chili and chowder. Be sure to stop by and say hello and cast your vote.
The weekend we met up with many repeat visitors whom have finally got their first ride of the season in up here in the wilds of Maine. Even Glen and Jimmy from NY found there way back to Bosebuck this year. Hope you guys made it home safely and see you next time.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
More good news, the groomer from Oquossoc has been repaired and should begin their regular schedule of grooming ITS 84 to the NH boarder and Bosebuck on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday nights. They also groomed a small spur down to the old boat launch on the opposite shore from Bosebuck for those sledders who wish to avoid the shared trail on Parmachenee Road. However, please keep in mind that at this end of the lake there is always moving water where the Big & Little Magalloway Rivers enter Aziscohos so keep an eye on the ice to be sure it is safe to cross. All reports from the trails in the last two days have been nothing but positive feedback,so load up he sled and head to Camp.
I am pleased to announce that Bosebuck Mountain Camps will be hosting the Maine chapter of Casting for Recovery (a two-day Fly Fishing retreat for women who have or have had breast cancer) this August. Their primary fundraising event, Fishtails and Cocktails, is being held this Saturday, January 16th at the Sugarloaf Hotel, Please contact Bonnie Holding at Goldsmith Gallery (207) 237-2405 for more information about this event. Additional information about the non-profit program can be found at their website: http://www.castingforrecovery.org/
Monday, January 11, 2010
The groomer was in on Friday night and also groomed a trail down to the boat launch on the opposite shore of lake. That little extension of the trail will allow you to cross the lake to Bosebuck and avoid the 3 miles of shared trail (Parmachenee Road) just north of camp. Reports from the back-country are very positive with at least three feet of snow to play in. Of course they always want more since I guess it's just not fun unless you get really stuck!
I snuck out of camp Saturday morning after breakfast to attend my older brother John's surprise 50th birthday party. Yes, he was surprised and we all had a great time laughing over his baby pictures. A big thank you to Julie, Tami and Caitlin who came in to camp to cover for me so I could celebrate with my family.
Don't forget Snodeo in Rangeley starts on the 21st and we will be participating the chili & chowder contest this year. Ann will be serving her best of both so I hope you will join us on that Thursday at the Clubhouse to cast your vote. Be sure to call and make a reservation for a cabin here so you don't miss out on any of the festivities.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Well it's a new new year and the snow has arrived so load up that sled, make a reservation and head to camp. "The Dubba's" were here for the long weekend and returned from the back country to report the riding is GREAT! Also, the trails from NH and Maine have been groomed after this most recent snowfall. Vacations are over, so if you can get away mid-week, this is the time to ride.