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Snowy Owls typically inhabit Acadia’s highest peaks in winter. They can be observed or photographed above tree line under more natural conditions, away from buildings and other structures. Multiple sightings of owls are often possible. Gordon Russell and Jane Rosinski will lead a snowshoe hike up Sargent Mountain, the second highest peak in Acadia, in search of Snowy Owls and scenic winter vistas. This is a rigorous snowshoe outing, two miles from the parking lot to the summit, including 0.8 miles up a steep slope until you get above the tree line. Participants should be reasonably fit and experienced on snowshoes; poles are recommended. Meet at Fields Pond Audubon Center at 8:30 a.m. to carpool to the Parkman Mountain parking pulloff area on Routes 3/198 in Mt. Desert, or arrange to meet us there. Limited to 12 people. Call 989-2591 to pre-register.
Weather contingency date: Sunday, February 24