|Kantishna, AK It was an overcast day with erratic showers and intriguing cloud formations. We transferred ourselves from Talkeetna back to Denali National Park. This time our destination was the Kantishna Roadhouse. On the journey through the park, much to Jim’s delight, we again viewed oodles of wildlife. The final count was 6 bears, 3 moose, 23 Dall sheep, 44 caribou, and 2 golden eagles, one of which was actually below us as we drove on a cliff face. We witnessed one of the moose kick another but the most action was from the bears. A mother is very protective of her young. The sow will not breed while she has cubs. Males will kill the cubs when possible because the female will then go into heat. We saw a mama and her 2 little ones. So did a boar. He went after them but Mama objected to his intentions. She sent the cubs running for their lives up the mountain as she took on the male. We saw her run at him and tussle with him. They broke apart and she continued to hassle him. Eventually he seemed to decide that, since the cubs were by now out of his reach, he might as well concede defeat. We were all so fascinated that we did not get very many pictures but it was still pretty thrilling to have witnessed.