This is literally one of the logs that designates the people area for bear viewing at Pack Creek! I think this little cub was as curious about us, as us him.
The sow literally brought her two nervous spring cubs over to our area and walked them right by us as if to show them that we are safe. She also “parked” the cubs fairly close to us as she wondered off to chase salmon. I will never forget these magical moments where a powerful animal like a coastal brown bear shows her trust and acceptance with us. Goosebumps! This isn’t unique to Pack Creek as I have seen similar behavior on numerous occasions in Lake Clark N.P., and Katmai.