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Expedition Alaska ~ Glacier Hiking at Our Number One Favorite Spot in Alaska ~ McCarthy

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If there was one place...one adventure...I had to pick as my favorite out of all the things we did and experienced in Alaska it would be McCarthy and Kennicott. Hands down.


Yes, seeing whales breaching and puffins flying and bears grazing and eagles soaring was beyond my expectations on this 3 month journey. But McCarthy? Well, it's just special. And after talking with our travel companions, Gone With the Wynns and The Learning Banks, without a moments hesitation, we are all in agreement...go to McCarthy!

So what makes McCarthy so special? Could it be the 60 miles of tooth-rattling washboard road that dead ends a mile from the town at the foot of the Kennecott River? Or is it the fact that the town has a population of around 25 yet has a full bar, several restaurants, a hotel, an outfitters, a grocery store and ice cream shop...which all run off of generator power? Maybe it's the mining history with it's copper so pure it's never been seen anywhere else in the world. …

Expedition Alaska 2015 ~ Fishing, Hiking, Fireworks and Glaciers ~ Valdez, AK

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After pretty much getting skunked fishing at the Copper River we were eager to get to Valdez where we'd have a chance to do other "Alaska" stuff...like hike to a glacier, watch the salmon return to the fishery they were born at, fish for said salmon and cruise the Prince William Sound. Our little threesome of RVs traveled down the Richardson Highway and made an overnight pit stop in the Keystone Canyon so we'd have better access to explore a few areas before getting to Valdez.


A particularly awesome side trip was to the Worthington Glacier. Although we'd seen quite a few glaciers by now they were all off in the distance. At Worthington Glacier you can not only hike to the glacier, but you can touch it...and taste it...if you want. And we did want! It was such a nice hike out that I actually returned the next morning with Nellie so she could touch a glacier too. Unfortunately, she was not as thrilled as I was about getting close to it but she did like drinking th…