Ahhh I understand now, ..it was the BEAR's fault for being in the road.
And you stopped for them so you wouldn't scare them.
Sorry, I must have misread your first post, I thought it said something like:
Originally Posted by Phawn
...so we went really slow and pulled up alongside the mommy and her two cubs. Mom ran away and the cubs went up a tree...
So, let me get this right,
...you got close enough to her and her cubs to make her "run away" from you AND her cubs, and to make the cubs seek refuge in a tree... Then "they all ran away" ...but you didn't scare them.
I, somehow, don't think they interpreted the incident the same way as you, nor did they find is as entertaining as you did.
I'm glad that in this post, when you compared yourself, you were a little more respectful of wildlife than a logging truck. That speaks very highly of you, indeed!
BTW, this second account sounds almost nothing like your first post.
...and BTW I do drive, daily
...but I yeild to wildlife.
..and I'd go out of my way to NOT stress a mother bear with cubs, by keeping a good distance between them and myself. I wouldn't drive up next to them just for for a closer look, or my own amusement.
In alot of places I've been to, like Yellowstone, that's called harassment...