Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Christmas Morning at Bosebuck Mountain Camps

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Well, with the thermometer reading 3 degrees this morning, we are all set for a white Christmas here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  We did receive another 4 inches of snow yesterday, but with the previous rain on Wednesday, the amount on the ground is still not sufficient to ride.  It will be a quiet day, but do not despair, the snow and cold temps are here to stay and I anticipate trails will open as soon as it is safe to do so.  Keep checking back with me and the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club Trail conditions at and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Yes, we have snow on the ground (about 4-5 inches).  Yes, it's cold (5 below zero this morning).  Yes, the rivers have frozen over and even this end of the lake (for the third time this season already).  That's the good news.  The not so good news..., not enough snow yet, so the trails are NOT open.  We have had light snow flurries for the past couple days and it appears the weather pattern is finally turning to winter.  I'll keep you posted on conditions.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's finally beginning to look like winter here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  We now have measurable snowfall and I was able to start the 2011/2012 snowfall total chart.  Although we won't be sledding this weekend, (YES, we have received several calls already inquiring about sledding conditions) we have 6 inches of snow on the ground, temps below freezing and light snow falling.

Don't forget that a Bosebuck Gift Certificate is available in any dollar amount and can be emailed or sent regular mail and still received prior to Christmas.  You know it's the right size and won't end up the "gifts to return" pile.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The calendar is telling me that it's December 6th but the thermometer is reading 38 degrees and it's raining.  So we have no snow, no ice and no leaves on the trees.  Bad news for sledding, but great news for the late season bird hunters.  We have almost perfect conditions for grouse hunting right now, with plenty of birds and cabins available.  Don't hang up that shotgun just yet.

It doesn't take long for the lake to freeze and I have seen it catch overnight.  The extended forecast is calling for much colder temps with snow showers coming in on Thursday through the weekend.  Although we won't be sledding this weekend, cross your fingers and do your snow dance.

I also wanted to share this photo of Rob, one of our many repeat deer hunters, with his successful harvest of a nice 4-pointer.  Congrats and see you next year.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Most of the 6 inches of snow we received last Wednesday has disappeared and left mud in it's place.  We still have a little ice in the river and a small section floating in the lake in front of camp.  The forecast for this week is a bit warmer than normal (highs in the 40's, but overnight lows are expected to fall below freezing.  Perhaps the ground will freeze and give us a good base for the upcoming snowmobile season.

Muzzle loader for deer will open tomorrow to complete the 2011 deer hunting season ob December 10th.  We have registered 28 deer to date and hope to tag a few more in this final week.

Don't forget we have Gift Certificates in any amount for that hard to buy for person on your Christmas list.  You can stuff in their stocking or wrap in a big box to keep them guessing until the 25th.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I was going to begin this post stating that I awoke to 10.6 degrees and an iced over river except once I thought it over I realized that it was pitch black this morning when I came down to lodge at 4:30AM to start breakfast.  Since deer season is well underway and the hunters like to hit the woods early, breakfast begins at 5AM.  Now that I have my timeline re-established, I can tell you that when the sun finally came over the mountain, I could see the iced over river and ice in the lake.  As I write this post at 8:16AM the temp has risen to 15 degrees and there is not a cloud to be found in the sky.  It is definitely a frosty morning with snow in the forecast!  I guess I will need to start this year's snow total page if the weather forecast is correct.

I have to say congratulations to Paul Vozzella who took home his first buck and I'm sure he and his Dad, Phil have retold the story at least a hundred times already.  See you next year!

Bosebuck Mountain Camps is a Maine IF&W game registration station and we have already tagged 22 deer this season with the largest being a 10 pointer, weighing in at 271 pounds.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

As you can see from today's webcam photos, the dock, boathouse and boats have been stored for the winter.  Mike's chore list for winter preparation is well underway and everyone is busy making it happen.  Last week we had snow on the ground and cold temps usual for November in Maine.  Today is a different story with a current temp of 63 degrees here at camp as I write this post.  That's just crazy! 

We have a full camp next week for deer hunting with a mix of returning guests and new visitors alike looking for some new territory to hunt.  Best of luck to one and all.

All you sledheads do not despair, Friday's forecast is calling for colder temps and light snow.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Deer season for Maine residents opens this Saturday with non-residents joining in on Monday the 31st.  We do have some cabins available for the second and fourth weeks of the deer season still available, so give us a call if you can squeeze in a few days of hunting the big woods of Maine for whitetail.

It's also that time of year when the woodshed has been filled, the stoves have been lit and the white stuff made it's arrival this morning.  No accumulation, but you know it's just around the corner.  Now is the time to be making your winter reservations or consider a seasonal rental trail side right hear at Bosebuck.  Call for details.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Congratulations to 11 year old Orion who filled his moose tag in the last hour of the last day of the season.  Mom & Dad put in a tremendous amount of hours to create a wonderful memory for him.  

I must say that bird season has been great.  We have been hosts to a number of guests that are experiencing grouse hunting in the western Maine mountains for the first time.  Dallas, Tyler and Mike will be travelling back to Ohio with plenty of birds and stories to tell their hunting buddies.

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood today with a current temp of 66 degrees and bright blue skies.  Bird season is well underway and moose season opened in this district (WMD #7) today.  Good luck to all the moose lottery winners.

Although our fishing season closed here on September 30th, I thought I would post a few of the fall fishing pictures provided by Doug, Doug & Steve who make fishing at Bosebuck in the fall an annual event. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Moose Trio

I happened to look out the kitchen window late yesterday morning and saw this family grazing at the shoreline.  I was lucky enough to capture this shot before they headed back into the woods.

We had our first real frost at camp this morning with a low of 25.8 degrees at 5:30AM.  I guess it's time to pack away the shorts and get out the long-johns.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's a boy!

Mike and I are happy to announce the birth of our new grandson, John Robert Chase (Loralie's little brother).  We greeted him on September 26th at 6:26PM.  He weighed 8.2 pounds, is 21 inches long and as you can see has lots of dark brown hair.  Everybody is happy, healthy and headed home today.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall foliage is near peak here at camp as evidenced by this photo I just captured from the front porch even though the temperature (71) and humidity (80%) feel like the middle of summer.

Fall fishing has been fabulous in part due to cool overnight temps and rainfall but don't despair we still have a another week to go before the season closes next Friday, September 30th.  Bird season will open the following day on Saturday, October 1st so call to book your cabin today.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

With our deepest sympathy

It is with very heavy hearts this morning that we learned of Chris' passing so unexpectedly yesterday.  She was instrumental to us in the process of purchasing Bosebuck and became a good friend and frequent guest.  Our thoughts and prayers to all her family and friends.  Tight lines always...............

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Just when we start to see a hint of Fall color in the trees, experience cooler overnight temps, smell that crispness in the air and think that summer is coming to an end, today we have a current temperature here at camp of 79 degrees and humidity of 64%.  I wonder if this is how it feels in the south?

Putting all the weather issues aside the calendar still says its September 4th, kids have or will soon be headed back to school and we have completed the first week of bear season in WMD #7.  Congratulations to Carl on his successful hunt here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  Our next group of six hunters as well as fall fishermen will be arriving today.

Speaking of fall fishing, hurricane Irene brought us some much needed rain to fill the rivers, lakes and streams.  Bodes well for the fall fishing.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Congratulations Matthew & Amy

Hurricane Irene did not spoil this beautiful wedding on Saturday, August 27th here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  Congratulations Matthew & Amy, we wish you all the best and a long, happy life together.

Speaking of the hurricane, we only received about 3 inches of rain and moderate winds yesterday and into the overnight.  The skies are already beginning to clear and the current temperature is 57 degrees.  Web cams are down due to software issues, but our satellite Internet service has been restored.

Our bear hunters have arrived and are anxious to start the season this afternoon so good luck to all.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bosebuck Mountain Camps had the pleasure of hosting, for two years in a row now, the Maine chapter of Casting for Recovery this past weekend.  All 14 participants and staff had a great time and we hope to repeat the experience again next year. Additional information can be found at
Just a reminder that we will not be accepting any reservations for dinner or lodging this Friday and Saturday due to my son's wedding here at Bosebuck.  Cross your fingers for great weather on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The summer has been beautiful but dry and Bosebuck Mountain Camps has been filled with an abundance of families enjoying the great outdoors together.  We welcomed back some old friends and met new families too.

Yesterday and again today the much needed rain has been falling, although the skies are beginning to brighten and I see some patches of blue appearing as well.  Both the fish and fishermen will be happy with any amount of rain Mother Nature sends our way.

Just a reminder, due to private functions, Casting for Recovery and my son's wedding, Bosebuck Mountain Camps will not be open to the public this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (19th, 20th, 21st) and the following Friday and Saturday (26th & 27th).  We are happy to accept reservations for lodging or dinner from the general public on any other days.

Also, due to cancellation, we have some limited openings for bear hunts.  The season opens on August 29th and runs for four weeks.  Call or email if you thought you missed the boat and would like to experience a great Maine Black Bear Hunt this year.

Friday, July 15, 2011

It seems that we have finally hit a stretch of great summer weather.  Cool nights for sleeping and even what little rain we have received has fallen late afternoon and evening.  I snapped this photo this morning at about 5:30AM just after sunrise.

Cool air meets warm water with beautiful fog rising only to disperse into thin air.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America

Bosebuck Mountain Camps 07-04-2011

The fog has burned off since I snapped this photo earlier this morning and temps have already reached a very humid 73 degrees.  We have several families in camp this week and they are all out and about enjoying the great outdoors, in boats, kayaks, and fishing right off the dock.

Here is another photo of M4 that I thought you might appreciate on this Fourth of July.  The patriotic future of America from nature's perspective - thanks for the photo Ed!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Neighbors

Yesterday, on the first day of summer 2011, we were visited by our two new neighbors; M4 and S4.  We were pleasantly surprised to learn that two eagles hatched, not one as previusly thought.  Bill and Mike were kind enough to once again allow us to participate in the banding process which took place right here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.

M4 Approx 4 weeks old & 5 lbs.

Shannon with S4 @ 4 weeks old & 5 lbs

Both eagles were measured, weighed, banded and returned to their nest safe and sound all under the watchful eyes of their parents who were never very far away.

Monday, June 20, 2011

and the winner is?

Congratulations to all the lucky winners who's name was pulled at the Maine Moose Lottery on Saturday, June 18th.  I'm sure that was a great early Father's Day gift for some.  If you are one of the winners for Wildlife Management District #7, you should give us a call and book your hunt at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  Just take a look at this beast taken by one of our guests.

We have a great success rate and healthy population of trophy size moose in this district.  Pick up the phone and book your hunt today!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thank You

to all those who have served and those currently serving to protect the freedoms we hold dear.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Although we have escaped the majority of the rain in the past few days, and even had sunshine with blue skies for a portion of the day yesterday, a light drizzle is falling this morning accompanied by a heavy overcast.  The fishermen say these are perfect conditions for fishing except for the high water.Water temps have fluctuated in the forties and the rivers are certainly rushing.

Paramachenee Road is in typical spring condition with lots of pot holes and very soft shoulders.  Repairs have begun, so if you are driving in, be sure to keep a watchful eye for truck/equipment traffic and operation in the roadway.  You should allow at least 45 minutes for travel into camp.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Let the fishing begin

Yes, the fishermen arrived on Monday morning eager to launch their boats and wet a line.  Air temps have been in the low 50's, high 40's but windy which makes it a little less pleasant on the water but they are all happy to be here.

Just a reminder that Bosebuck Mountain Camps is located 13 miles in from the paved road (Route 16) and we are operating under spring road conditions.  For those of you travelling into camp for the first time, that means lots of pot holes, sunken culverts and washouts.  Although a 4-wheel drive vehiclee may not be necessary, it certainly is suggested especially if you plan on travelling further u into Parmachenee.

Of course we need to give a big THANK YOU to all our friends, family and staff who helped us work our way through the spring project list; Jerry, John, Bill, Nancy, Jake, Mike O., Rick, Chip, Michael, David, Shannon, Chad and Dana.  If I forgot anyone, please know we appreciate all  your help.  We certainly couldn't do this all alone.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Signs of Spring

I have compiled a short list of what I believe to be sure signs that spring has finally arrived at Bosebuck Mountain Camps:
  1. You can now step over the remaining snow banks
  2. There is not enough snow to snowmobile safely
  3. The ice has finally given way and we have open water at the north end of the lake
  4. The loons have returned and are pleasantly calling to each other
  5. The pair of geese that like to call Bosebuck home have returned to make a mess of what little grass we have that isn't under water
  6. The front lawn and parking lot are completely under water
  7. The average temperature is above freezing even though there is still a chance of snow
  8. We have mud!

Our fishermen will begin arriving on Monday, May 9th and the dining room should be open to the public as well but call ahead just to be sure.

Parmachenee Road is in typical spring condition with some sunken culverts and washouts, but all in all not too bad.  Just take your time and plan on 45 minutes to an hour to travel into Bosebuck.  The road above camp had three feet of water flowing over it last week so it was not passable.  We do not have current conditions of the road above us or on the east side of the lake.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Honey I'm Home!

Yes, vacation is over and we have returned to camp refreshed and ready to go.  The weather could have been a little more welcoming; nothing but snow, wind and rain since we arrived.  I miss the warm sun and temps in the 80's & 90's we left behind.  But there's nothing like sleeping in your own bed and waking up in such beautiful country.

Of course the project list is well under way and if the weather will cooperate, a little painting is in order too. 

The fishermen are anxious to drop a line, but the ice has not yet given way so keep watching the webcams for up to the minute action.  Speaking of the webcams, it captured this shot just this morning of an eagle right here on the shore at camp.  The time stamp is wrong (computer software is not my friend) but thanks to Trish for sending me an email with this photo as the attachment to bring to my attention.  I just don't have the time to always be looking out the window.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thank you

to all our guests for another great winter season here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  Although the snow arrrived a little late in the season and has decided to hang around into the spring (yes, it's snowing again right now), we have managed to work our way through our fourth winter.

Mike and I are headed out of camp tomorrow for a little R&R.  Chad, Shannon and Jerry will be holding down the fort in our absence.  Although the dining room is now closed, gas for your sled will still be available from 7AM to 7PM.

For all you fishermen, we have turned webcam2 toward the lake so you can watch for "ice-out".  If you want to make a reservation, do not hesitate to call or email with your dates.

Friday, April 1, 2011

It may be April 1st but this picture is no joke.  We have heavy snowfall as I write this post at 7:30AM.  The forecast is calling for  8 to 12 inches of fresh snow today and into tomorrow.  Mother Nature is really being stubborn this year.

Just a reminder that our dining room will close for the winter season this Sunday, April 3rd at 3PM.  Gas for your sled will still be available from 7AM to 7PM as long as the snow holds out.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring may have arrived in your neck of the woods, but winter still has a firm hold on Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  Riders experienced some of the best conditions of the entire season this past weekend.  Temps in the twenties, smooth, freshly groomed trails and low traffic all added up to a perfect day of riding.

The current temperature is 20 degrees with light snow showers and the 5-Day forecast is calling for much of the same for the entire week except Wednesday which will be sunny with temps in the mid thirties.

Big Buck dining room will be closing for 2010-2011 winter season this coming Sunday, April 3rd at 3PM.  We will continue to be available for gas ONLY from 7AM to 7PM as long as the snow holds out.

No lodging will be available from April 3rd through May 6th, 2011 (unless ice-out comes early), but please call to reserve your spring fishing and summer vacation dates quickly as many of our dates have already been filled.

I seem to have weathered the storm of technical difficulties and the Internet and webcams are now all up and running.  I'm still working on the weather station and hope to resolve that issue this week too!  I know you fishermen will be watching for ice out and air temps so I'll do my best.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Please note we are still experiencing some technical difficulties and currently the webcams are NOT updating to the website.  We are working to correct the situation and will get them going as soon as we can because we know how important they are to you and our business.

I can tell you that all reports from the trail are very positive.  Some of the comments just this morning are "best riding of the year", "doesn't get any better than this", "the lake is smooth and fast'.  The groomer from Oquossoc came through Tuesday night and we are expecting him again tonight.

The current temperatureis 28 degrees with cloudy skies and light snowfall.  We expect similar conditions throughout the weekend with overnight temps in the teens, low twenties.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Internet Service Restored

Yeah!  our Internet service was re-established as of 3PM today.  The modem decided to fry itself on Friday afternoon and of course no service calls on the weekends.  Anyway, we survived being "unplugged" but are very glad everything seems to be back to normal.  Now if I can just get the weather station to upload to our website I will be a happy girl.

Speaking of reasons to be happy, we received about 6 inches of snow overnight and had light snow falling throughout the day.  The extended forecast is calling for below freezing temps through this weekend and another storm on Thursday with accumulating snow.  Don't miss out on this spring riding, there is plenty of snow still to enjoy.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Our internet access has been down since Friday March 18th.  Service should be restored on the 23rd.  Sorry for the inconvenience of not having regular updates or webcams.  Happy spring!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's snowing, I went for a ride, the eagles are back

That's right, it's snowing here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this morning with a current temperature of 22 degrees and overcast skies.  Most of you have been experiencing "spring like" conditions this past week but we are definitely still in winter mode having received nearly two feet of fresh snow in the last week and a half.

Finally after four winters at Bosebuck, I got on a sled yesterday afternoon with Michael and he took me for a ride on the new trail, around the top of lake and back down the Sunday Pond trail.  I must say the view was spectacular, the weather perfect and now I can truly understand why so many people ride even when the temps are below zero.  The new trail will be a great hike this summer too.

Yes, that's right, I saw a pair of eagles yesterday afternoon at this end of the lake and they were sitting in the same trees favored by the pair we had build a nest on the island last year.  I'm hoping it is the same pair and they will make this there home again this year.  We certainly had a bird's eye view (no pun intended) of their activities last year and I thought the trials and tribulations 2010 would be a "once in a lifetime" event but maybe not. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

We had a cold start to the day today here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  The low was 3 degrees and with current reading of 8 degrees above zero.  The trails should have set-up overnight so we are expecting some riders today since the sun is shining full force.  It's shaping up to perfect conditions for a ride today.  Plenty of snow in the back country although the trails have some thin spots here & there.

Just a reminder that we will be closing for mud season on Sunday, April 3rd and will reopen for fishing season on Friday, May 8th, 2011.  Until then, we will be open daily for food and gas as usual.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Ryan Lane, a regular guest here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps, was the February winner of the SledEast Powder Shot ( .  Congrats Ryan!  Check him out enjoying some of the deep snow just north of camp two weeks ago.  Since this picture was taken we have received another two feet here at camp with additional amounts at higher elevation.  Even with the warm temps (38 degrees) here today, the guys will be riding well into March.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

That's right, another 6 inches of snow today and we still have light snow falling.  Current temperature is 30 degrees with winds 7 to 12 MPH from the south.  I hope these winds are NOT bringing warmer temps because we want to keep our snow just a bit longer.  Eve if the mercury rises, we have enough snow on the ground for plenty of riding.

ITS 84 from Oquossoc was groomed last night as was the Bosebuck Trail and Sunday Pond trail.  Conditions are set for a great weekend of riding.  The extended forecast (after the mess coming & going tomorrow) is calling for temps in the high 20's with snow showers on Saturday and Sunday.  Load up the sled and head out.  Prime Rib, Swordfish or Baked Rigatoni for dinner on Saturday at 6PM.  If you are not a lodging guest but will be in the area, call at least 24 hours ahead to make your reservation.  You'll be glad you did.

Also, for all you fishermen out there getting that itch, our spring dates are filling fast, so call now so you don't miss out on that early run.  By the looks of the calendar, our last day of the winter season will be Sunday, April 3rd if the trails hold out and we will re-open on Friday May 6th as long as the ice has cleared.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunny but cold would best describe the day so far.  The storm has finally passed by after leaving 18 inches or more of fresh snow in it's wake.  The task now is to find a place to put it all.  We experienced below zero temperatures overnight, but already the mercury has climbed to 8 degrees above zero.  The sun is out in full force and it seems as though we haven't seen it in so long I thought for a moment I may have been living underground.  I just might need sunglasses on inside today from the glare bouncing off the snow into the lodge.  Let me be perfectly clear though, that is NOT a complaint.  The sun feels good and I'm sure all the sled-heads will agree.

The groomer from Oquossoc made a complete trip yesterday.  Due to the heavy, accumulating snow, it took him nearly 10 hours just to get to Bosebuck and I'm not sure how long to make the return trip, but THANK YOU!  Those guys put in a lot of time to make the trail system what it is and for all of us to enjoy.  If you happened upon a donation bucket, feel free to drop in your change.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Good news, bad news - yes, it rained here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps starting late Saturday and most of the day Sunday but (and that's a big BUT) it turned to snow late yesterday afternoon and snowed all night. 

All the rain made for some slippery exits from camp yesterday, but everyone made it home safely without incident.

We have 12 inches on the ground now and it's still coming down.  I know we had a lot of snow before I even ventured outside when I looked out the window to see Chad, shovel in hand, strapped into his snow shoes to begin the day's work.  He and Mike will be clearing snow all day today.

Friday, March 4, 2011

C-O-L-D spells cold and here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this morning that means 22.5 degrees below zero.  I don't think the snow will be going away anytime soon with those temperatures.  The sun is shining in a brilliant blue sky with only a few puffy white clouds to be seen.  The snowmobilers tell me that they dress for this weather so the cold doesn't bother them and trails will be perfect riding today.  I guess I better eat a good breakfast in preparation for a busy lunch.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Here we are on the last day of February and it has been snowing all day.  At least 6 inches on the ground as I post this update and it is just now picking up speed.  Mike just started plowing and Chad is on the working end of the shovel.  Me, I'm in the kitchen starting another apple crisp and not straying to far from the woodstove.

Current temperature is 30 degrees and the weather forecast predicted 6 to 10 inches which seems to be spot on so far.  Hopefully no rain this far north.

The groomer completed his rounds last night so trail conditions are great.  Sounds like perfect conditions for spring riding.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Here we are near the end of another week and month for that matter.  It has been very busy here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this past week with school vacations bringing many families outdoors to enjoy the wonders of winter.  Even the frigid 15 degrees below zero recorded yesterday morning, didn't keep them away as the sun quickly brought the temps into the twenties.  Perfect conditions for a ride.

Big Buck Dining Room has been filled to capacity nearly every day this week and all our cabins are occupied for this weekend.  Perhaps this is a sign that the economy is starting to take the upward turn we have all been waiting for.

Speaking of waiting, the skies this morning are overcast, looking heavy and ready to release another snow storm.  The forecast is predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow starting at about mid-morning and continuing throughout the day.  We'll have to wait and see what actually falls and accumulates as sometimes the prediction does not materialize.  But with a current temperature of 27 degrees, we should a significant amount.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

If you thought Spring had sprung you thought wrong.  After two days of temps in the 40's we awoke this morning to 21 degrees and blowing snow.  These colder temps are forecast for the entire week, so pack up that sled and head north.

All reports from the trails are good, great, excellent conditions.  The warm-up actually helped to settle the snow and riding is just wonderful.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Expo 2011

Yes, another inch or so of fresh snow overnight accompanied by below zero temperatures.  The groomer from Oquossoc completed his trip so trails are groomed, setup and topped with a little fresh powder just to keep the sleds cool.  The sun is shining and temperatures have climbed to 12 degrees above zero already, so the day is shaping up to be picture perfect for a trail ride or back country adventure.

The Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Expo in Worcester, MA opens today and believe it or not Mike has travelled to the big city to man the booth along with Rick Estes and Jack Baltz.  Mike brought a little bit of Bosebuck with him for the booth display so if you get a chance to experience the show, please stop by and say hello to the guys.  They will be happy to answer any questions you may have and you can even book a hunting or fishing trip right there on the spot.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's Super Snow Sunday here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  Rather than kicking back and watching the big game, the guys will be plowing, shoveling, snowblowing and just moving snow out of the way.  We received a good 8 inches of heavy snow overnight with light snow showers still falling this morning.  Our current temperature is 24 degrees with wind from the north/northeast.

Finally, some groomable snow and just as important our grand-daughter has been waiting for "snowman" snow so she can build a big snowman.  Well, I think today will be the day for that.

Friday, February 4, 2011

East by Northeast to air on MPBN

For all you fly fishermen who are just itching for spring and currently suffering through these cold temps and snowy conditions, this film will take you away to some great locations including Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  We hope you enjoy the show. 


Gray Ghost Productions "East by North East" scheduled for PBS broadcast in February.

Manchester, New Hampshire – January 24, 2011 – Gray Ghost Productions, a Manchester, New Hampshire outdoor adventure film company unites once again with Maine Public Broadcasting Network with an edited version of the 2009 film "East by North East," premiering Saturday February 5, 2011 at 11am and re-air on February 10, 2011 at 10pm.

After celebrating the release of their third fly-fishing film in three years, Carter Davidson, creative director and president of Gray Ghost report’s "It is both an honor and a pleasure to have our 2009 release of ExNE be a part of the MPBN line-up. If you are looking to escape the normalcy of everyday life and in need of a cabin fever reliever, this film is a solution. East by North East presents something more than the typical fly-fishing film. I think what it does is extend an invitation to anyone with even a small interest in the outdoors to take a closer look at the addiction that is fly fishing on the East Coast."

East by North East was filmed in locations from the British Virgin Island’s to New Brunswick and throughout New England, with everything from fresh to saltwater, trout to bonefish. ExNE examines the motives of a wide range of anglers who fish in areas ranging from urban such as downtown Lewiston Maine to the remote waters of Maine’s Magalloway River, and seeks to explain the unknown element that drives the fly fisherman to distraction between outings.

"There is an unexplained element to fly fishing – I don’t know if you’d call it obsession, or addiction, but whatever it is, there is an interesting cast of characters for whom fishing is more than a hobby. It becomes a way of life. That’s what we wanted to focus on. Its even sweeter to share these experiences with the larger audience that Maine Public Broadcasting Network has to offer," Davidson adds.

As with most of Gray Ghost Productions offerings, East By North East makes a point to examine the current state of conservation with a closer look at the Androscoggin River Watershed, ponders where fishing is going and where it’s been, and introduces the viewer to some of the sport’s biggest stars.

Gray Ghost Productions is a producer of outdoor adventure films. For more information on broadcast schedules go to:

Carter Davidson, Gray Ghost Productions LLC

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Got Snow?

We sure do, 17 inches have fallen since Tuesday.  What a nice way to start the new month. Tuesday's storm only gave us an inch, which was a little disappointing, but yesterday and all through the night the white stuff just kept piling up.  If that isn't enough, the groomer from Oquossoc came in about 10:00 o'clock last night so the trails must be in awesome condition.  If you're done shoveling where you are, load up the sled and head north.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thankfully the sub-zero temperatures have moved along and we are at a balmy 15 degrees with light snow falling this morning. We received an inch overnight with an additional two inches on Wednesday. The groomer from Oquossoc made a complete trip on Wednesday too so ITS84 from Rangeley, the Bosebuck trail and connector to NH 20 are all in good shape.

Please keep in mind when traveling into camp by vehicle that there are active logging operations at various locations. Therefore you may encounter heavy truck traffic, even on weekends on the road. Be watchful and take it slow.

Cabins for February vacation are going fast, so if you are planning on spending time at Bosebuck, call soon so you are not left out in the cold.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The winner is...

Bosebuck Mountain Camps in the medium chili category for the 2011 Snodeo in Rangeley. The judges just couldn't resist Ann's secret recipe again this year.

Yes, it was cold, cold here this morning at 20.8 degrees below zero without the windchill, but with the sun shining in a bright blue sky we have already warmed to 12 below. Yeah, I know, it's a heat wave for sure so I am, of course, hugging the woodstove this morning.

The groomer from Oquossoc completed three trips this past week on Wednesday, Thursday and again on Saturday night to keep the trails in top notch condition. With these cold temps and snow in the forecast this week, we have no need to worry about trail conditions. Call for your cabin today so you don't miss out on some great riding.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello Bosebuck followers. Yes, we have snow (about 8 inches) and the good stuff at that. The groomer is scheduled to make his appointed rounds this evening just in time to kick off Snowdeo in Rangeley tomorrow.

Ann and I will be defending the Bosebuck title for best medium chili at the Chili-Chowder Cook-off being held tomorrow night beginning at 6PM at Moose Alley (formerly the Clubhouse ). Cost is $9.00 per person and we would love to see you there. Come sample some of the best chili & chowder the area restaurants have to offer and cast your vote for your favorite.

Or, if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Snowdeo, hop on your sled and take a ride to Bosebuck and visit us right here at camp. We are about a 40 mile ride by sled from Rangeley and will be serving lunch daily from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

We do have a few cabins available too if you need a place to stay for the weekend. Rates are $39.00 (plus tax & gratuity) per person, per night with a two night minimum stay required. Meals are not included, but all are available for purchase in Big Buck Dining Room.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

We awoke this morning to 5 inches of fresh fallen snow, sunshine and a groomed trail. Does it get any better?
The groomer from Oquossoc made a complete loop yesterday and we have already had a rider in for breakfast this morning who has reported great trail conditions.
Hope to see you all in today for lunch!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A respectable amount of snow has finally arrived at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Although it was late to the party, not really accumulating until 1:00 yesterday afternoon, it continued snowing throughout the afternoon, the night and is still snowing this morning. We received at least a foot, if not more, as it is difficult to determine the exact amount due to strong winds and drifting.

Of course Mike is out plowing, which will keep him busy for several hours. I would post a picture, but it's still to dark outside, so check the webcams after reading this if you haven't already.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yes, it's still snowing here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. We received another 4 inches of fresh snow overnight so Chad is out shoveling and Mike is plowing. It's still the light fluffy stuff, but we'll take whatever Mother Nature decides to share.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Finally some snow! Although we only received about an inch overnight, it's still snowing here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this morning. The current temperature is 23 degrees with a light wind from the northeast.

We did have some sleds in yesterday who told us the trails are in OK condition, frozen but bumpy and in need of some nice powder. Heavy traffic areas are thin and even bare in some spots, but overall not bad for the amount of snow (or lack thereof) that we have on the ground.

Back country riding is decent, but of course the more snow the more fun. For those of you headed to Bosebuck from the Pittsburgh area, you are better off to travel around the top of the lake toward Rangeley and take the shortcut across the lake rather than the new trail due to lack of snow and active logging operations.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year from Bosebuck Mountain Camps! We had a full camp this past weekend that rang in the new year with a big lakeside bonfire and champagne toast at midnight.

Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday reached nearly 40 degrees accompanied by light rain yesterday afternoon which put a hurt on the snow accumulation and trail conditions.

The good news is, it's snowing right now and the current temp is 20 degrees with overcast skies. The extended forecast is calling for snow showers all this week and perhaps a storm on Friday into Saturday with measurable snow. Everybody cross your fingers that Mother Nature sends the white gold our way.