08/17/11 - 8:37am
Michelle Yeskie and her daughters are no strangers to the backcountry.
Colleen, 10, and Shannon, 9, have been hiking and backpack camping nearly as long as they’ve been walking.
But a hike last week in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, not far from the heart of Soldotna, was a completely new experience.
The Soldotna family was hiking Centennial Trail on Aug. 9 when they saw a black bear and cub.
“This is my first time ever getting that close to a bear,” Colleen said.