Taking the bus in a new city is always an adventure – you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen.
In Juneau, Alaska we’d read that the best way to see the Mendenhall Glacier was to take the public bus to the closest stop and hike up for the view. They were right – it was spectacular.
We were walking back to the bus stop, chatting about our adventure when we heard a commotion nearby. A huge grizzly bear emerged from the brush, swung her head warily, then fixed her gaze on us. Oh great!
Then she motioned for her two cubs to cross the road.
With a final defiant glare at us, she disappeared into the woods behind them. Whew!
Unlike our friend Curt over at Wandering Through Time and Place, who is fearless in the presence of bears, we were glad to see the backside of her!
Here’s to Bear-Free Bus Stops,
2. By Cielo de la Paz via Wikimedia Commons
3, 4. By Denali National Park and Preserve via Wikimedia Commons