We had decided the night before to hitchhike the McCarthy Road, one of the two roads in this 13-million acre wilderness, rather than take the full day to ride it, but the meager flow of traffic made it tough.
With the help of Kennicott Wilderness Guides, we planned a five-day stay in the park. The next four days will be for glacier and mountain exploration (we rented crampons), and on Monday we will be going packrafting! It will be very different from our previous two trips in Alaska, and to say we are excited is an understatement.
The view from our front door! Glaciers, mountains, and a clear sky with a setting sun. Life is good. And somehow there's superb cell service too.