LOVED the prompt for this week from Carrot Ranch as this very real incident could have cost my husband his life, if not for the quick thinking of our tour guides, Mike & Libby Roland. If you want to visit the Keweenaw in Michigan, keep in mind that it IS the bear’s country first and you are merely a guest. (it’s better that way)
Michigan Bicycle Touring was escorting us through the Keweenaw Peninsula that year. Filled with breathtaking scenery and the peace one longs for.
Oh, and bears!
I was in the “sag wagon” being hauled to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in style, my husband was on his bike climbing Brockway Mountain.
That’s when we saw the cubs.
Cubs to the right of us, mamma to the left, and Danny behind, unknowingly heading for disaster.
Quickly, we placed ourselves between the bears, opened the sliding door of the van, slowed down, and pulled Dan in, bike and all. Bearly averting a crisis.
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