The 3 Little Bears

Despite the rest of the weekend, Memorial Day was beautiful.  No rain, all sunshine.  We are very fortunate to have a trail system practically in our own (or should I say, in the Anderson's) backyard.  So lastnight we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and go for a much needed, and long overdue, hike. 

Since the area we were hiking in is known for bears, we were prepared with our bear bell and even our newly purchased bear spray.  We were almost at the end of our hike, in a spot we have hiked many times before - I had just said how I want to see a bear climb a tree in the wild and Steve had tucked the bear bell away because there were lots of other hikers - when Eagle Eye Steve spotted the movement less than 100 yards off the trail.   It was a black bear.  Our first sighting of the season! But, she wasn't alone.  Sitting under a tree, not far from where we spotted her looking for dinner, were her three little cubs. While Steve's immediate reaction was to have the bear spray in hand, just in case, mine was to grab my camera.  It's a good thing at least one of us has some common sense. We stood and watched, knowing we were at a safe distance, as they wrestled and even ventured up the tree as mom kept a close eye on them, and us. It was such a beautiful sight and definitely one of the most breathtaking, and probably one of the luckiest, things we've seen so far on this staycation.

Forgive the blurriness, I was a tad bit excited...





Here are some more pictures from our walk...



Stay tuned for our next BIG adventure...