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.