We might all know McCarthy, Alaska from the Discovery Channel series "The Edge of Alaska". This remote town at the foot of Wrangell Mountains is 100 miles plus away from the closest police station.
Last year I spent my vacation in the beautiful state of Alaska and high on my list was a visit to McCarthy. It was a challenge to reach the town via the dirt road and the small bridges. We had a stop in Chenile, which is a town with just 2 streets, 3 houses and some left behind A-Fords. McCarthy is slightly bigger. With an airstrip, a restaurant and a hotel called Ma Johnson. From McCarthy you walked a dirt road for 4,5 miles to Kennicott Mines. The abandoned mine is now a National Park, from here you have some great views of the surroundings and you breath how it was in the old days at the Last Frontier.