Cynthia St. Charles Store

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

McCarthy, Alaska, Kennicott River and Root Glacier

 We reached the end of the McCarthy Road at the headwaters of the Kennicott River.  From here, we could look upriver and spot the Root Glacier.  This area is a large glacial gravel bed (parking lot), but we camped here - and we were not alone.  There is a footbridge and trail giving access to the little village of McCarthy and the historic mining town of Kennicott.  There are shuttles available for a fee (well worth it, in my opinion, as we wanted to hike beyond Kennicott, and we arrived late in the day.
The McCarthy footbridge across the Kennicott River.

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