McCarthy Lodge & The Ma Johnson's Hotel
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... are 4! From the air you can really see the enormity of the crevasses and the vastness of the mountain ranges. Later we learned that there are still many peaks in this area that haven't had a human set foot on them.
By 9 we were back on the ground and the next group was ready to go up. They drove us to Kennecott from the air field. We noticed several planes had tents next to them which apparently were for people who had flown in to McCarthy for the ...
It is somehow fitting that our 15th anniversary was celebrated hundreds of miles from anywhere and still ended up being epic. McCarthy Alaska put on a truly impressive Fourth of July celebration.
Our day started with a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the local museum. Everyone in Alaska is so damn friendly! And people come from all around to come to McCarthy for Fourth of July. At noon the parade started complete with a ...
After a restful but cold night on the Copper River home - we later learned - to the Red Salmon which is so delicious that it can't be caught and sold. Only personal use is allowed. The river is dotted with fish wheels, an ingenious contraption that rotates with the flow of the river and gently slides unsuspecting fish into a holding tank for later removal. Much easier than dip net fishing that has fishermen up to their chests in glacier runoff. Brrr!
The time comes to squeeze everything back into the rucksacks. How did we fit it all in there? We have our sleeping bags now too. On we go for the part of the trip that I was most nervous about. We didn't know what to expect and wondered who we would meet on the Trek America tour. Two smooth flights and we are there. We are actually in Alaska. Alaska. It looked so beautiful and there was no snow. We get to the hotel in the evening and go to the restaurant there and have ...
In celebration of Ilse’ birthday we played truant for a few days to make a 300 mile road trip to the famous Wrangell- St Elias National Park. Named after Mt St Elias, the second largest mountain in the USA and Canada at 18 008 ft (5489m) and the volcanically active Mt Wrangell at 14 013 ft (4271m), and established in 1993, Wrangell – St Elias is one of the largest and most remote national parks on the planet. It stretches some 240 miles into ...