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We slept in a little later and by the time we checked out, it was time for lunch. We grabbed some burgers at a local cafe and then hit the road toward Alaska. We hadn't traveled far when we spotted a black bear wandering in a dry creek bed.
By the time we reached the areas that we felt were sure places to see some wildlife, we ran into a lot of road construction, delays, and super dusty conditions. It became obvious very soon that nothing would be likely to be grazing today on all the dust-covered vegetation near the road. In between avoiding huge potholes and heaves, we stopped in at Burwash Landing and read about the fire that nearly destroyed the town. We drove on and made our way through Beaver Creek. We were barely out of the city when we spotted movement on the right side of the road. We saw 3 bears but we had to turn around and get in a good spot to take pictures. By then, we could only see 2 cubs near the road.
These 2 cubs were very strange in the fact that one was so much larger than the other.
It was almost as if one was from last year and one from this year.