28 days ago
This was definitely the highlight of our trip. While driving along the Skyline Drive after our morning hike, we came across a bunch of parked cars on the side of the road. Obviously we asked what people were looking at and they pointed to this mama bear and her two cubs (the other one was further left in the tree). Luckily I had a zoom lens in my bag, which I rarely ever use. We were probably about 50 yards away from them snoozing away. The big black bear looks intimidating here, but she was just standing up to stretch. A few hours later, we came across another black bear and her cubs along the hiking trail. After not seeing any in Yosemite or Glacier, we finally had our first bear sighting(s).