In town Jackman did not get the 6-10 inches of snow that was in the forecast last weekend but we did get about 2 in town. The good news is that in the higher elevations, where the trails are, about 6-8 .inches fell. Then this past week we have been snowing off and all, giving us here, about an inch or so a day.
As you can see from these photo taken (I think around Long Pond) by Riverview yesterday, the trails are in great shape. All the trails have been groomed. They found some rough areas but all in all, not bad considering. North of town seemed to be the best ride at this time.
The weather forecast is calling for rain throughout the state on Saturday, but will that happen here in Jackman? One never knows. It seems like the weatherman change the forecast every day. Keep doing the snow dance.
Even if there is not a lot of snow to ride, the one thing fun to do in Jackman is Ice fishing. The ice on Big Wood is about a foot thick. The ice shacks have been out there since mid December. I even saw trucks out last weekend.
This little family enjoyed their day out on the ice and caught a few keepers too. I wonder if it was their first time “getting the big one”
Remember, Free fishing days this year are on February 15-16. Give it a try.
Hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to
a great new year in 2020.
Hopefully as you sang all the Christmas songs you included and sang loudly the chorus of “Let it snow, let it snow let it snow”
Now for the snowmobile trails: They are still closed. We have a decent base of ice in most areas but there simply is no snow to groom or to ride on. The trail-master has said we need about 6-8 inches before he will open the trails.
SO now is the time to do that snoopy snow dance.
As many of you know, we send a Holiday postcard every year to those of you who have stayed with us in the past 3 or so years. Unfortunately, if you have not stayed with us in awhile, or have had an address change, you will not get a card.
SO we would like to wish all of you and yours a
Very Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New year.
This was a sunset I captured last winter over the icy Big Wood.
The 2020 snowmobile season is approaching fast. We have already had some snow but trails are not open until December 15th, depending on the conditions. We will keep you updated as soon as we hear more. There have been some guys out riding the un-plowed roads and a bit of off trail. Remember to respect all land owners.
Hopefully you have tuned up the sled, checked your equipment and made your reservations. It won’t be long until we here the vroom vroom of sleds.
This was what we woke to today and are very thankful for the early snow. As well as for all of you who have stayed with us in the past.
Have a wonderful day
All the trees are brown and the sky is a bit gray but when I saw the sun touching the hills in the west and north this morning, I had to share.
WOWZER, did we have some wind on November 1st or what? Crazy. 80,000 people in Maine without power and that included most of Jackman. As of today, the 3rd, there are still some in town without power due to down line. Luckily ours came back on early Saturday morning. We are still experiencing some power issues in the cabins but a call has gone out to CMP and a local electrician. We will get it figured out. And our guests who were here, survived as well.
This is a Zakopane journal entry form Amanda and Russell
“Day one: We arrived around 5pm. The wind was terrible. All of the town was out of power including the cabins. They hooked up the generator to keep us cozy warm. Real feel temp outside was 28 degrees. We went to eat at Mama Bears who had a generator and the food was amazing. Went to bed early to head out in the morning for open day! The power did come back on in the middle of the night. 🙂
Day two: Russell headed out early to hunt. Only saw 1 partridge and 1 red squirrel. Came back and got me. We spent the day on dirt roads, saw 1 more partridge and 3 more red squirrels. But we saw the most amazing views for our first hunt together!
We will certainly be back. As it is our dream to build a log cabin just like this one.”
“PS: So many trees down across the roads from the wind storm”
Most of the leaves have fallen, ATV trails will close in a couple weeks, and unless you like to hunt, there is not much to do in Jackman at this time of year.
You do not have to be an outdoor enthusiast of any kind to enjoy the Jackman Region or your stay at Cozy Cove Cabins now or any time of the year.
When I ask what someone plans to do when staying with us, many of them simply say: “get out of dodge” or “get away from our hectic pace” or ” reconnect with each other”. Or some just say “absolutely nothing”
These are common statements all year long but even now, when the leaves are almost all off the trees, there is a certain beauty to be seen at Cozy Cove Cabins, with just an echo of fall that is left.
Of course there are view of the water and blue skies
Campfires and sunsets
Or maybe just turn off the TV, shut down your cell and play a game of cribbage or monopoly, or sit and talk with your S.O. or the kids.
We hope you take the time to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, any time of the year.