Kevin lets me plan our camping trip destinations each summer. I always get his input but I have fun checking out possible places to visit and I make reservations at state parks online. I thought it would be fun to check out Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. I looked for a place to camp where we could enjoy visiting the Keweenaw Peninsula and also be close enough to explore the Porcupine Mountains. The website for campgrounds in the Porcupine Mountains had information on camping with bears. Not wanting to get too close to bears while staying in a tent, I thought Twin Lakes State Park might be a better option since I saw no mention of bears on their website. Plus the lake there is one of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s warmer lakes.
Each morning I would get up and walk on a nice trail to a near by BP station for a cup of coffee. One morning Kevin Michael, Luke and Jacob walked with me. While we were on the trail Kevin Michael said, “look, there’s a bear cub.” That was my first encounter with a bear in the wild. I encouraged all of my boys to keep moving. I didn’t want to wait around and see if the mama bear would appear.
Of course I know that there are bears throughout the Upper Peninsula. We have bears here where we live. Friends from church have pictures of bears in their yard. Unfortunately we didn’t have a camera with us but we did get to see a bear.
Trail where we saw the bear cub.