Our first sighting included a distant and obscured view of a sow black bear and her two cinnamon cubs. It was a madhouse in the parking lot and we passed the time making sure we were all looking in the right area and guided others visually to that area. We waited patiently for something to happen, because all we could see was a small black patch of fur and occasionally a cinnamon patch of fur near a tree.
|Our initial view of the sow black bear and her two cinnamon cubs.|
|The cinnamon adult black bear.|
|The cubs up the tree.|
|The trio up close.|
|Everybody loves scratching their itch.|
|Here he is post scratching.|
Our tour ended and I had 1 1/2 more days by myself to explore the rest of the park or do whatever. One early evening, I stumbled upon another mob scene of people. It was this guy ambling about the dense brush and he too had an itch that needed scratching. It's also possible and likely that both bears were marking their areas with less to do with itchiness. After he finished scratching, I thought he was doing the stiff legged walked and I asked my neighbors but no one had any idea what I was talking about.
|Another itchy chap.|