A trip to Kennicott-McCarthy

I’ve got a few days off from work, so I’m roaming around Alaska (finally!). Tuesday and Wednesday I ran our SeaArk up river from the Million Dollar Bridge to Chitina, stopping at Baird Camp and Canyon Creek camp along the way.
Million Dollar Bridge with Childs Glacier in Background
Childs Glacier Viewed from the Million Dollar Bridge
McCarthy is about 65 miles up a dead-end road.
Kuskulana bridge along McCarthy Road
The only public access to the town is over a foot bridge, and either a mile walk or a paid shuttle bus from there. Friday night I walked into town and had a few beers at the local bar. I camped along the river near the footbridge. Saturday morning after a simple breakfast, the pups and I made the 4.5 mile walk up to the abondoned town of Kennicott. This area was purchased by the National Park Service in the mid 90s, and so far they have done very little with it except for closing up the buildings.
An abandoned RailRoad cart between McCarthy and Kennicott
It was a nice walk though. The day was perfectly sunny and warm.
Kennicott Mines High Grade Sorting Facility

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One Comment

  1. Megan August 7, 2006 at 4:12 pm #

    Nice photos though! It looks like it would be a nice walk. What did the pups think of all this?

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