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.