PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A father and son got a pretty magnificent up-close look at a bear in Mount Rainier National Park this week.
Jacob Assouline, and his father Jordan, were on their way down from Tipsoo Lake to their campsite at Silver Springs Campground when they came across the bear.
Jacob captured video of the bear and shared it with KING 5. The video shows the bear running full speed ahead along Highway 410 about 20 miles south of Greenwater.
Jacob said they were driving at about 25 miles an hour and the bear was keeping pace. It eventually left the road and ran into the woods. It all happened Tuesday around 7:50 p.m.
Jacob said he and his father were visiting the national park to take sunset photographs, but that it ended up being too foggy and rainy. Luckily, their trip didn't leave them completely empty handed.