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


Finally the snow has arrived so let the sledding begin!

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

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family from Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Enjoy today to the fullest because you are creating memories you will cherish in the future.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The first full day of winter and it's snowing here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. The snow flakes are almost microscopic in size however and not really amounting to any accumulation. We are keeping an eye out to the north, northwest waiting for the arrival of the backlash of the storm off the east coast. If this one doesn't arrive, another is in the forecast for early next week. We do not have enough snow on the ground yet to groom, but keep your chin up, it's coming.

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, it's snowing at Bosebuck Mountain Camps and has every day since that horrendous rain storm came through Sunday night. Although our snow total indicates 1 foot 11 inches, in reality we have just about 6 inches on the ground this morning. Our snow total chart tracks total snow as it is received and does not not take into account any melting or loss.

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

Yesterday morning at this time it was 50 degrees and raining but thankfully the temperature fell throughout the day and as night approached the rain turned to snow. We awoke this morning to a white landscape again having received just over an inch of crusty snow overnight. Unfortunately, we did loose all that had been on the ground. The good news is, is that it should remain cold all week and we are expecting snow showers everyday.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We had light snow falling for the entire day yesterday with an accumulation of just over an inch. That trend has continued today and we have our fingers crossed that the rain forecast will not reach this far north. However, if it does, we should have enough snow on the ground to absorb it and make a solid base for the trails.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cold and snowy. Yes, it was only 4 degrees at 7AM at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this morning. The good news is, we have about 8 inches of snow on the ground here at camp with higher amounts at elevation.

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

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends. The turkey is in the oven and the pies are done. Now I just have to finish up all those side dishes for dinner at 6PM. I'm sure our lodging guests will have worked up a good appetite today after tracking in this cold, snow covered territory.

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

Trick or Treat?

Well I guess that depends on your point of view. If you like to hunt or snowmobile this white stuff here at camp is a real treat. However, for those of you who prefer the warmer temps it's a trick.

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

Once Upon a Memory (Growing Up at Bosebuck) a must have for your library collection. Written by Polly Ann Hewey Johnston, granddaughter of the original owner, Perley Flint, recalls life at camp long before today's modern conveniences. Each book includes a Bosebuck photo bookmark, is signed by the author and numbered. Remember it's never to early to start your Christmas shopping so give me a call and I'll ship to you.
Yesterday when I looked out across the lake I saw snow capped mountains. Today all I see are overcast skies and fog hiding those mountain views. Gotta love this New England weather.

Friday, October 22, 2010

First snow of the 2010/2011 Season

Yes, this is the scene here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this morning. The temperature is 30 degrees and we have light snow falling. I don't think we need to break out the shovels just yet, but it is certainly a little taste of what is yet to come. Before you know it, the sleds will be piling up in the parking lot with their riders looking for a good meal and a warm spot by the wood stove.

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


To Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Chase who were married yesterday out on the dock here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. We hope the two of you share a long happy lifetime together. Love, Mom & Mike

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The beautiful colors of Fall arrived and are already fading here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. We have experienced several frosts which have hastened the foliage along. The bird hunters are here and although opening day was a washout with torrential rain and strong wind, the days that have followed have been absolutely gorgeous, just like today. All our hunters returned to camp yesterday with grouse in hand and a hearty appetite.

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

A number of things are happening at Bosebuck Mountain Camps over the past few days. First of all congratulations to Roger, Jr. and Roger, III on their successful bear hunt last week.
We have received a good bit of rain with cooler overnight temps so the water levels are up, the water temperature is down and both the fish and fishermen are happy.
We received our first frost of the season last night which makes Chad quite happy because he thinks he has mowed the lawns for the last time this year. Not so sure about that but little does he know he'll be shoveling that white stuff sooner than he thinks.
Mike of course has been out and about with the bear hunters over the past three weeks and is pleased to report lots of birds and a very healthy population of deer this fall. Unlike many other parts of the state, the deer herd in this area is very good. We do offer a deer hunting package for $699 per week which includes your lodging and meals (check out the Rates page on our website for additional information). Give us a call to reserve your cabin now.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Yesterday completed week #2 of the 2010 bear season here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.

Week #1 was completed by Will, age 10, who went home with his first bear and Charlie who was determined not to let his younger brother show him up.

This week, Travis and Mike are returning home having enjoyed their week of hunting which ended in a successful harvest . Congratulations to all!

Changing the subject, the cool nights and rainfall this past week is just what the fishermen have been waiting for. The water temperature is starting to cool and the levels are beginning to climb.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bear season 2010 is well underway here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Even with these unseasonably warm temperatures our hunters have successfully harvested three nice bear. The largest of which weighed in at 369 pounds (309 dressed).
Congratulations to Gene Jr, Gene, III and Artie.

For you fishermen watching the water levels , we did receive a good bit of rain overnight and we are expecting to receive another batch tonight courtesy of Earl. The forecast is indicating that the majority of rain should arrive late tonight and continuing into the early morning hours. That should leave most of day and remainder of the long holiday weekend free to enjoy all outdoor activities.

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

I can't believe it is the 19th of August and the last time I posted was on the first. Sorry to all our frequent web visitors for the lack of updates, but we have had a full camp for the past two weeks which keeps all the staff very busy. Remember you can always catch a real-time glimpse of us on the webcams.

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

Summer is in full bloom here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Thanks again Kathy for the beautiful flower boxes that are very happy on the front porch railing. The humming birds are enjoying the bee balm that has bloomed but our guests have to pass by with caution as you never know when one might come zooming by.
Camp is full with lots of families experiencing the great out doors Maine has to offer, hiking, fishing, kayaking and just plain relaxing on the dock. The pair of Adirondack chairs at the end of the dock is a favorite spot for many.
We have all been keeping an eye on the eagle that hatched across the lake. He's growing fast & furious and should be ready for his first flight in the next week or two.

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Neighbors

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

Happy Birthday USA!

We live in the land of the free thanks to the brave. Thank you to all who serve and those that support their efforts.

God Bless America!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What did you do today?

I held a 4 1/2 week old bald eagle in my hands and here are the pictures for all to enjoy. Last summer I had the opportunity to hold a loon chick while the biologists banded the father, and I thought that was unbelievable, but holding this eagle was just unforgettable. He or she has been banded and will continue to be monitored, we hope, for many years to come. His/her parents nested this spring on an island just across the lake from camp and we have been watching and patiently waiting for the little one to arrive. All our anxious moments during heavy windstorms, lightning and cold nights were put rest when I held that little bundle this afternoon. He/she was very calm the entire time, not the least bit anxious or nervous. Once all the measurements were completed, weighed (6.6 lbs) and blood drawn, he/she was returned to the nest safe & sound.
Of course I could go on and on about the experience, but like they say.... a picture is worth a thousand words. Simple put, it was just GREAT!

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

Dock (Duck) Boy

Our new dock or should I say duck boy was caught napping on the job this afternoon. If only I had the time to nap on the dock people wouldn't be making comments about my white legs.
Camp has been full for a number of days, but several of our guests checked out this morning so the staff will have a couple easier days ahead before the next wave arrives.
In addition to our lodging guests we had reservations from the general public for prime rib dinner this past Saturday bringing the total number of guests in Big Buck Dining room to 43 people. If you're in the area, give us a call at least 24 hours in advance (207) 670-0013 to join us for dinner at 5PM.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

One of our guests snapped this photo yesterday and I thought it conveyed exactly what all Dad's need... their sons close by, a boat, a plane and of course a reclining chair.
This is the day we honor all those men important in our lives. Take the time to say thank you and appreciate all they have done for you. My Dad has be gone now for 15 years, and although it was difficult at first, I'm comforted with the realization that his presence is still with me every day.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Another beautiful day here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Although we had our share of rain, the last few days have been nearly perfect if that's possible. Temps in the eighties with a lovely breeze off the lake to keep the bugs at bay.

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

Lupines & Lilacs

Yes, our lupines and lilac bushes have already blossomed here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. The butterflies, bees and humming birds are having a feast.

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

Thank You

to all those who have served and are serving to protect our freedoms around the world. It is these men and women and their families that support them that keep us safe. We are grateful for your service - THANK YOU!

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

Thank goodness for the webcams delivering live shots every 15 minutes to our web page so you can stay in touch even when I fail to post a on regular basis. No excuses for the long stretch in updating, just busy with our guests but I know I can't forget all our loyal followers too!

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

Bosebuck's Little Trout

Bosebuck's Little Trout is an original pattern, created by Rick Estes. The upper Magalloway River in western Maine is noted for its wild brook trout fishery. Bosebuck Mountain Camps has sat at the northern end of Aziscohos Lake since the early 1900's. Not unlike most large Eastern Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon, the wild trout and salmon of the Upper Magalloway are quite cannibalistic. This pattern has been developed to imitate the young trout of this watershed. As a guide out of Bosebuck Camps, Rick has found it to be a very effective pattern, and his clients have taken some very nice trout and salmon with it. This fly as well as many others are available for purchase right here at camp. All of our flies are tied here in New England.
Boy, what a change in the weather overnight. Although temps dropped into the teens, the sun is out and the temperature is rising, already up to 42 degrees. Thankfully the wind has died down too, so the lake is much calmer. We watched at least 8 to 10 loons in front of camp this morning fishing for their breakfast while we ate ours. Sure is a beautiful day here today! Don't you wish you were here?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring Fishing?

I think so, but it snowed here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps all day yesterday and we awoke this morning with a light accumulation of snow on the ground. We still have light snow falling and my daffodils are NOT happy.

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

PERFECTION! That is the only word I can come up with to describe the current conditions here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this morning. The sun is shining in a brilliant blue sky. The temperature is already 57 degrees and the wind has diminished to a slight breeze. And, lest I forget, no bugs - yet!

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

Let the fishing begin

Our first guests of the 2010 fishing season arrived yesterday in the midst of snow squalls and at times, whiteout conditions. However, the sun has risen this morning and the strong winds seem to have died down after sweeping the skies clear. The forecast is calling for temps in the sixties for the next three days so hopefully all will enjoy some great fishing at Bosebuck.

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

Re-Open April 29th, 2010

Yes, we will reopen early this year on April 29th. As you can see from the webcam pictures the boats have been registered and are in the water. Mike should have the docks in the water by the end of this weekend weather permitting. The lake is full, still rising but still pretty cold. We are in the process of re-finishing some of the floors in the lodge and hope to have a couple other major projects completed before our guests arrive next Thursday.

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

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words so here you go, April snow at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.
This photo will save me a lot of typing.
We awoke this morning to about 4 inches on the ground and it's still coming down as I write this post. NO, Dennis you can't ride your sled this weekend, snowmobile season is over. Just accept it and get your boat ready.
The entire lake is now free of ice so we will reopen for fishing on Thursday, April 29th. I registered the boats on Thursday and Mike is hoping to get the docks in the water this weekend although this unexpected snow may set him back a day or two.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

They're back! The bald eagles, the loons and even the pair of Canada geese that think our front lawn is their personal toilet facilities. I guess the webcams don't bother them one bit. If the water keeps rising at the current pace, I won't need to worry about geese on the lawn because there won't be any.

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

April has arrived here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps without any April Fool's joke from Mother Nature. The temperatures have been unseasonably warm just like most of the country, but the nights are still cold. As you can see from the webcams, we still have plenty of ice on the lake so no fishing just yet.

We have started on our spring "to-do" lists and this warm weather is certainly making it more enjoyable. Of course we are having a little fun too. Some of you may have seen us out playing with our grand-daughter who is here visiting for a few weeks. If only she was just a little bigger, we'd put her to work too! For now, we'll have to settle for having fun in sun.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Here it is the first full day of Spring and yet it's snowing at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. It seems that we waited all winter for that big snow storm and it never arrived. Oh well, there is always next year. As I mentioned in my previous posts, today is the last day for winter lodging and meals although should you need gas, we do have some available.

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

Parking Lot Closed

Due to the warm temperatures and melting snow, effective today our parking lot will be closed to daily truck/trailer parking. It's just too muddy. Perhaps Mother Nature will pull an April Fools trick on us and drop a blizzard on the 1st. We'll just have to wait and see.

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

Early Winter Shut Down

Although our plan was continue our Winter Season through April 3rd, celebrate Easter with family and friends before our shut down for spring maintenance. However, due to the lack of snow this winter, warm temperatures and present trail conditions, this Sunday, March 21st, will be our last day for food and lodging for the 09/10 Winter Season. We will still have gas available should you die hard sledheads reach camp. Thanks to all our lodging guests, lunch guests and faithful blog followers. Please keep in touch via the website and webcams, enjoy the warm weather to come and see you in the winter of 10/11.

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

Yes, the weather station is back on the website but we still have a couple kinks to work out. Thanks Paul!

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

As you can see from the webcams, we are sure to have another beautiful day here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Although temps were below freezing overnight, it has already climbed to 36 degrees with full sunshine. However, the groomer from Oquossoc did make his rounds last night and there is still plenty of snow to ride. NH trails north of Young's Store in Pittsburgh are still in excellent condition too. Just a reminder, you do need a Maine snowmobile registration as soon as you cross the boarder. There is no reciprocity between the two states.

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

It has been a beautiful late winter day here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps today. We reached a high of only 34 degrees but the sun has been shining all day in brilliant blue skies. If you happen to catch Mike on the webcam spreading snow on the driveway, it is NOT an attempt to deceive you into thinking we received fresh snow, merely his best effort to keep snow on the ground for the sleds to reach the gas pump without travelling through the muck.

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

Hello Monday! Well we have arrived at March 1st and the weather this winter has certainly been very unusual. We did have cold temperatures overnight and the wind has finally turned, now blowing from the north. We had early morning snow flurries, but the sky is beginning to brighten as I write this post. The current temperature is just at 32 degrees.

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

Finally the snow has arrived in this corner of Maine. The weather this winter has been so unpredictable the weathermen must be scratching their heads. We did receive a little over 6 inches of snow on Thursday, but then the winds started blowing from the south which brought the temp up and the rain down. No need to despair though, because the second storm has arrived and the snow is piling up very quickly. Already this morning we have another 3 inches on the ground with radar indicating another 3 to 6 throughout the day.

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

The snow is falling this morning here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. We are under overcast skies with a current temperature of 22 degrees. The extended forecast is calling for similar conditions for the next 4 to 5 days. Although we have only received a trace amount of snow over the past few days, there has been a reasonable amount of accumulation at higher elevations. Trails in and around town are thin in spots and may be icy, but the groomer has been out every other day to maintain the trails.

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

Happy Valentine's Day

Yes, it's the day to express your affection for loved ones near and dear to your heart. Hugs & kisses to all our family and friends and for those who love the snow, it's falling right now at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Not sure how much will accumulate, but we'll take all Mother Nature has to dish out. The groomer from Oquossoc was in on Friday and will be out again tonight. Trail traffic was very heavy yesterday so you may find some thin &/or icy spots along ITS84 today. Reports from the Pittsburgh, NH trail systems are good to excellent and they typically groomer daily.

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

Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Expo

If you find yourself in Worcester, Mass in the next day or so, please stop by our booth #317 and say hello to Rick and Jack. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Bosebuck and book your fishing or hunting adventure.

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

There is plenty of snow here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps and the surrounding area especially in the higher elevations and back-country. The groomer from Oquossoc made his trip in last night so the trails are groomed to nice smooth, hard & fast conditions.

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

$39.00 Per Person Rate Special*

With all this bright, beautiful sunshine we have this morning at camp there is no reason that groundhog should not see his shadow. Therefore, I conclude we will have another 6 weeks of winter for all of you to enjoy. Haven't you ever heard that saying.... "fun in the sun"? That doesn't necessarily mean on the beach.

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

Well here we are on the last day of January already. It's seems like it was just yesterday we were preparing for our New Year's eve celebration. Although you may not have snow in your back yard, we have plenty and still have at least two more months of sledding to go.

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

Latest Trail Report

Jerry from River's Edge Sports in Oquossoc, just arrived with the groomer. He advised that at times during his trip over it was snowing so hard he could hardly see the trail in front of him. ITS84 is in great shape with plenty of snow once you get 2 to 3 miles out of town. He did encounter a few icy spots, but we already have a good two inches of fresh snow on the ground and it's still coming down. Pack up that sled and head to camp so you don't miss out on any riding.
Here comes the snow! The forecast is calling for at least 2 to 4 inches and as I look out across the lake it's nearly whiteout conditions at higher elevation. Yes, we did receive some rain, but we still have plenty of snow and the trails now have a good solid base which should last well into April. The extended forecast is calling for cold temperatures so we don't need to worry about anything melting in near future.

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

The wind and rain have come and gone but thankfully the temperature has dropped below freezing. Believe it or not it's actually snowing here at camp as I update this blog this morning. We received approximately .67 of an inch of rain and as you can see on the webcams the parking lot is a sheet of ice. Mike will be out sanding for sure and the new snow should help too. The extended forecast is calling for much colder temps all week and snow everyday, so don't be discouraged, winter still has a long way to go!

Friday, January 22, 2010

And the Winner is....

Bosebuck Mountain Camps in the "medium" Chili category for Snodeo 2010. Thanks for a great job Ann and now all of those who were unable to attend the event in Rangeley to kick off snodeo can ride into Bosebuck and sample for yourself. This was our first year participating in the event and we had a great time and met many wonderful people. I really should get out more often as this was only my third trip into Rangeley since we moved here two years ago.

We have beautiful, clear blue skies this morning for a change with a current temperature of 18 degrees. It seems like this is the first day in several that the sun has actually made an appearance. Most of this past week has been overcast with off and on snow showers. As you can see from my snow totals, we did have some accumulation on this week but of course always want more. Never too much snow when you're sledding.

Monday, January 18, 2010

This latest snow storm has arrived at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. It really just started snowing here about 15 minutes ago. It's too bad this snow didn't come a day early as the groomer from Oquossoc is now on it's regular schedule of Sunday, Wednesday and Friday nights. That's OK we'll take any snow any time although all reports over the weekend were great to excellent.

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

Brrrrr... at 6:30 this morning the thermometer was screaming 17.3 degrees below zero. Thankfully just before sunrise is typically the coldest part of the day. The sun is just now peaking out over Green Top and the temp has climbed to negative 15. Not to worry, the forecast is calling for a warming trend with temps at or just above 30 for the next few days. We also should have some light snow showers through-out the day tomorrow.

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

I know I sound like a broken record, but it's snowing again here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Although it's just a light, fluffy snow and the skies are overcast, it's still pretty. No big storms of late, but 2 or 3 inches here and there all adds up. The current temperature is 16 degrees and no wind at the present time.

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

Are you still shoveling? Mike finally got the yard cleaned up yesterday, but we still have light snow falling again this morning. Temperatures dropped over night and we are currently at 15 degrees with overcast skies.

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.