A few more photos my nephew took when we were in Denali last month.
This was our bicycle chaser. If you missed it you can read that story by scrolling down at this link. And over the hill he went.
The following photos are of a mother and cub digging at the side of the road, either for roots or grubs? I forgot to ask as there were lots of excited people on that bus. They hadn't long awakened from their winter hibernation - the bears too - and must have been very hungry. Sorry, I could not resist that little joke.
I could not believe that the bears were only a hop, skip and a jump away from us. No one asked to get off the bus! I doubt the driver would have allowed us anyhow, or at any time for that matter, this having taken place after the bicyclist incident.
The smaller bear didn't seem that much smaller than his mother and I wondered how old he was. I read that cubs stay with their mothers for two to three years. You can read more information here.
These videos are not that great, especially in the third one as I took a very good minute or two with the bar on the window but I wanted to show the cub making its way down the hill as he sank into the snow. These videos were all taken with my cell phone.