McCarthy Lodge & The Ma Johnson's Hotel

Address: 101 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, 99588, United States | 1 star lodge
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This 1 star lodge, located on 101 Kennicott Avenue, McCarthy, is near Kennecott Copper Mine and McCarthy Road.
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    Travel Blogs from McCarthy

    Day 44 Peak and Trough

    A travel blog entry by jennieanddavid on Aug 25, 2015

    2 comments, 7 photos

    ... glacier and backdrop of tall, snow-covered mountains and glaciers. The adrenalin-pumping moments were two-fold: the new bear paw prints and the glacier cave. On spotting the bear paw prints I renewed my efforts to shout, 'Hey bear' at very regular and frequent intervals. I was not keen to encounter a bear right then! On entering the amazing world of the glacier cave, whilst marvelling at the domed, ice roof I also became ...

    Day 43 Glacier walking

    A travel blog entry by jennieanddavid on Aug 24, 2015

    2 comments, 3 photos

    ... technique, and also rather fun as it is an action normally forbidden us now we are adults. The glacier was sheer white ice where we went on it, unlike the grey area covered with stones and gravel further down (moraine). There was a surprising amount of water running in streams, creating moulins (French for windmills) where the water plunges down into the ice in a whirlpool as it were sort of thing. Sorry, ...

    Day 42 Road and air to Kennicott

    A travel blog entry by jennieanddavid on Aug 23, 2015

    2 photos

    A big travel day today to get to Kennicott in the Wrangell-Elias National Park. It was raining and to amuse ourselves we had to 'read' the road map book. The daylight hours chart turned out to be fascinating. Did you know that in Fairbanks the amount of daylight changes by three hours a month? That there's only 3.49 hours of daylight in December? Cheryl, our guide, told us what life was like in such short daylight times. ...

    A new noun / verb: Flight See

    A travel blog entry by kramertown on Jul 05, 2014

    ... 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 ...

    Second best Fourth of July ever!!!

    A travel blog entry by kramertown on Jul 04, 2014

    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 ...