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:

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.