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Ice Ice Baby! An Epic Glacier Hike in McCarthy Alaska

I have no idea how McCarthy ended up in our Alaska Bound plans but for some reason I knew we had to get here. You know how sometimes you trust your gut and everything works out? That’s exactly how our trip down Alaska’s worst road ended up…and we can honestly say this little side trip might be our favorite Alaskan experience.

On our way up the Richardson Highway, after our fishing adventures in Valdez, we decided to hang a right at mile marker 82.6 and onto the Edgerton Highway towards Chitina and the USA’s largest National Park: Wrangell – St. Elias.

Typically we try to keep our stories in order so it makes for easier research, however this amazing glacier hike is the thing that’ll inspire you to come here, and if you’re not sold after this video then you won’t need to read all the extra details below.

Root Glacier

I could attempt to describe the beauty of this hike and fail miserably at communicating the feelings and emotions that overwhelmed us throughout this experience, but that would be a disservice to all.  Instead I’d like to direct your attention to the video below, it’ll sum up everything I can say and more, I hope you enjoy it.

This is one of those experiences I wish we had more time to capture!  I wish I could have flown our drone; I wish we would have owned our handheld gimbal for those butter smooth steady shots; I wish I would’ve remembered to capture time-lapse; the wish list goes on and on but the only thing that matters is we got out there and we had a mind-blowing good time hiking on Root Glacier.  It’s impossible to share the impact this adventure had on our entire group of friends, but if you like hiking and you like jaw dropping scenery then you’ve got to get out on this glacier.

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Kennecott Alaska

The abandoned Kennecott Mines are designated a National Historic Landmark and were only acquired by the National Park Service in 1998.  Many of the buildings and equipment have been restored and open for visitors to walk though on a self-guided tour.  The history here is unbelievable from the hauling of a steamship across the mountains from Valdez, to wealthy investors with powerful names like J.P. Morgan and Guggenheim, and the most striking statistic to me: the workers pulled over $200,000,000 worth of copper out of these mountains in under 30 years , that’s about $3.5 billion in today’s money!

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Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve

This is the largest area in the United States protected by the National Park Service and it’s a stunning landscape carved by volcanoes and glaciers.  The park contains several active volcanoes, the world’s longest valley glacier, the 2nd tallest peak in North America and the parks borders are larger than the country of Switzerland. Only a tiny fraction of the park is accessible by road and our short time here didn’t even begin to scratch the surface of this place.  The terrain here is absolutely spectacular, we could have spent weeks exploring just this tiny portion of the park.

McCarthy Alaska

It was love at first sight as we pulled into our camping spot near the edge of a cliff overlooking the raging glacial Kennicott River below.  We immediately hopped out and popped open a tasty brew and began to soak in the scenery.  The road to McCarthy is only accessible to visitors by foot over a walking bridge, in the past visitors were required to sit in a bucket and pull themselves across the river using a cable system.  We headed into town for open mic night at the Golden Saloon and it’s buzzing with positive energy.  If you like adventure, good food, friendly dogs and nature I think you’ll fit in well here.

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If you’re interested in the history of this area I’d recommend reading Pilgrim’s Wilderness before you arrive, one of our friends picked up a copy and the stories she told us were fascinating.

Sips and Bites

When I asked the Campground owner about where to eat he replied with “You can’t go wrong here.”  Apparently this little town attracts famous chefs from around the world and we’ll have to agree since each of our food experiences were nearly perfect.
The Golden Saloon – One of the best housemade veggie burgers we’ve had in a while, served up on fresh baked bread and of course with a heap of tasty fries on the side.  Of course there’s plenty of Alaska beer on tap too.  This place was bustling with locals and visitors alike, including the adventure tour guides swapping stories of the craziness that is their daily life.

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Tailor Made Pizza Bus – “How good can Bus Pizza Really be?” we asked ourselves.  Turns out pretty freakin’ tasty!  The pizza coming off this bus has got to be some of the best pizza in all of Alaska.  Between the six of us we were all satisfied with our pizza purchase, which is difficult considering we’re a mixed bag of meat eaters, vegetarians, gluten free and a vegan.  As if nearly perfect pizza wasn’t enough it’s BYOB which makes the experience even better!

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Meatza Wagon – We swung by for a quick street taco appetizer after our hike because we were absolutely staving and we had 30 minutes to kill before our bus pickup.  Food was tasty but the prices were a little higher and the stuff in McCarthy is hard to beat.

Where we parked it:

Base Camp Root Glacier.  It’s a giant open lot right along the Kennicott River with spectacular views of the nearby glaciers and surrounding mountains.  This is the closest spot to park for access to the town of McCarthy. It was $20 a night and the prettiest parking lot we’ve ever stayed in!

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The McCarthy Road

We were warned by numerous people NOT to drive our RV down this road “It’s the WORST road in Alaska” so naturally we say “challenge accepted” and we eagerly begin the adventure…you know…for testing purposes.  Somehow we convinced our friends (The Bonelli’s and The Banks) to head down this crazy road with us, either we’re extremely convincing or they’re crazy too.

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The road is only 59 miles long, most of it is dirt and it follows the railbed of the old Copper River & Northwestern Railway.  The drive down took us nearly three hours.  We stopped a few times for photo opps but the main reason is we were only travelling at 30mph most of the way.  There are spots that were rough, there is plenty of intense washboard, sharp turns, narrow single lane stretches and so on, but overall it wasn’t the worst road we’ve ever been on.  The highlight of the drive is the spectacular single lane Kuskulana Bridge soaring 238 feet above the river, it’s absolutely thrilling to drive over, especially considering it was originally constructed in 1910 (but don’t worry it’s been reinforced and updated since then).

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When we arrived at the end of the road the campground owner proclaimed, and I quote, “we’ve never had 3 big RV’s before, this is definitely a first!”  We made it no problem and for that I’ll give myself a pat on the back!

Chitina Alaska

This tiny town is the most famous place you’ve never heard of!  Here the Copper River flows directly through town bringing with it the best salmon in the world: Copper River Reds and Copper River Kings.  Ask any Alaskan about Chitina and they’ve likely fished here themselves.  The preferred method of fishing here is called dip netting.  Fishermen hike down the cliffs edge, tie themselves to a tree and hang out over the river with a giant net, it all sounds wildly dangerous and thrilling at the same time.  Apparently the old railway tunnels approximately 4 miles past the end of O’Brien Creek Road is the dip-netting hot spot, but it’s only accessible by quads, side-by-side or any other small off road vehicle.  I would have loved to see it in person but the salmon weren’t running so the area we could easily access was literally empty.  Sadly if you want to catch a Copper River Salmon you’ll have to try your luck with a rod and reel, only Alaskans are allowed to use dip nets.

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Where we parked it

61.490866, -144.458805 It’s one of two large pull-outs just off the road.  On weekends, and while the salmon are running, this spot can get pretty busy but all the people we met here were extremely friendly…even though they weren’t catching.  Talk to the local businesses or visitor center to see if you can leave your tow car behind, if you’re heading down to the end of the McCarthy Road you won’t need it.

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We’re not the most prolific writers but I sincerely hope we’ve given you enough information to start planning your own McCarthy road trip!  It’s one for the record books! Tell us what you think in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

Road Report

Fuel Prices – Fuel this direction is sparse and expensive so make sure you fill up in Valdez or Glennallen area before heading towards McCarthy. For the most recent pricing, check out the free Gas Buddy app.
Road Conditions – The road is only 59 miles long, most of it is dirt and it follows the railbed of the old Copper River & Northwestern Railway.  The drive down took us nearly three hours.
Weather – We had a mix of weather as you can tell. It would go from warm and sunny to misty rains all within a day.
Dates Visited – July 8 – July 13, 2015
Resources – We would suggest picking up a cheap pair of multi-purpose crampons and good hiking boots.  It will be cheaper than renting in McCarthy and you will find them useful many other places here in Alaska and beyond.  We always chat up the locals for suggestions, we consulted the milepost, and read the Church’s Alaskan Camping book.

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Famous for my "how-not-to" videos, and typically the man behind the camera, sometimes I’m forced to be here in the “spotlight”. When you see my face you’re probably reading something more technical than adventurous, but either way I do my best to tell it like it is and infuse my opinions into the commentary…after all this is a blog and not MSN.

Comments (82)

  • Shivranjani Rathore

    Wow this is stunning, so glad I found your article. Totally adding this to my trip. I see tat you guys got into a bus to get there but is it possible to drive a RV to the trailhead?

    • Curious Minion

      No, it’s not. The McCarthy Road ends at the Kennicott River. You must park at the end of the road (there is a campground there), take the foot bridge across the river, walk to town, and catch the shuttle out to the Glacier. It’s totally worth it though!
      Curious Minion

  • Bob lacourse

    My wife and I will spend summer 2019 in Alaska. This looks like a great day hike to the Glacier. Thanks for sharing!! I’m pulling a 35′ 5th wheel with my F350. Is it possible to get my rig down to the Kennecott River to camp for a few nights, so we can hike to the glacier.
    I put heavy duty suspension on the 5th wheel for dirt road travel and very good tires.

    Please be very honest, as I, like you love a challenge and taking risk. My wife on the other hand would freak out.

    • Curious Minion

      Well you can, it just depends on how much you’re willing to put up with to get there. The road is infrequently graded. If your trip comes shortly after it’s been graded, then you’ll probably have 60 miles of decent dirt-road travel. If it’s been awhile since they’ve graded it, it will be 60 miles of pot holes and washboard and you’re looking at a trip of several hours. In either case, you should have everything in the rig extra-secure because things are going to jostle and fall. You may have some mess to clean up.

      One alternative is to drive only your pickup and stay at either Glacier Lodge in Kennicott or McCarthy cabins, and it looks like there are a few airbnbs there as well. That will be a much faster trip in and out and a lot less mess in the fiver.

  • Don Mac Donald

    If you only went as far as the parking lot, you would see the most wonderful sight you could possible see. Yes the road is a little rough.but the sights and many views are worth the trip..My son and I saw a bear crossing the road and other animals.he and I walked up to the glacier. We ran out of time to really have a chance to enjoy the glacier. The camp ground there has the river coming from the melting. glacier. There were Hugh chunks of ice that flowed down the river.. I will go back next summer because I can not get the sight of the glacier and the surrounding area out of my thoughts.

  • We did the exact same hike in June 2015 and boy it was the best experience ever. We arrived in McCarthy a day earlier and stayed at McCarthy Bed and Breakfast. It felt like we had arrived at a corner of the world with hardly any people around. We got a guide from Kennecott who took us on the exact same hike to Root Glacier.
    The only difference, our guide had a stove and hot chocolate and apple cider and he used the glacier water for the drinks. Best drinks ever. We also had pizzas at the bus and it tasted unbelievably awesome (maybe we were too hungry).

    Checkout some of our pics here.

  • Gustavo Masis

    Simply wonderful place to visit!! Me and my wife will love to visit AK some day…Specially that area; So we love nature, hiking, traveling, meet with “new” people, know places and also make new friends, >>>Greetings from Miami..!!<<<<

  • AD

    I printed this and your other entry on McCarthy out for my mom who lives there and she loved it! (Yes, it is much quicker for her to read a blog post via snail mail from the twice a week mail plane than for her to get internet) She said she was impressed and that you really had the McCarthy experience. Her only quip is that it is *possible* to not enter on foot, by atv or motorcycle too, though not often publicized 😉 The bollard stories in Pilgrim’s Wilderness give more details on that! Great job and thank you for really capturing a place that is very special to my family.

  • John Shutz

    Any talk about the receding glacier melt as a result of climate change?

  • Matt .T

    I really enjoyed reading and watching all about your trip. It’s actually what made me decide to start planning my own trip here. My question though is which spot is the closest for camping in comparison to where you took the glacier hike? Also is there any other good sites to help refrences/ get info for the cost of the hikes you took while in mccarthy? I mainly plan on just tent camping and hiking a few different spots while I’m there. Thanks for the insite and help!

    – Matt

      • Matt .T

        Awesome thank you! My only other question is what month did you travel there?

  • Brenda Johnston

    I have a question for you about the glacier hike. Because you don’t have to have a guide for this glacier, I’m guessing it’s a pretty safe hike. Do you think it’s a safe hike for kids? Our kids are 12, 10 and 6.5 years old–oh, and we’ll have a 5-month-old in a backpack. (We will be there for the month of June.) Our kids are used to hiking up to 8 miles in one day–we do a lot of hiking! If we purchase crampons beforehand (based on your recommendation), think the kids would be safe?–so long as we stayed away from gaping holes of course! Are there a lot of gaping holes? Thanks in advance! LOVE your blog!

    • Knowing the risks as an adult is one thing and it is important to understand ice/glacier safety (which you can ask about when renting crampons). I think that is a decision only you can make as a parent knowing your children. There is a risk for sure and a guide would be a good idea but you know your children best…their limits and skills.

      • Brenda Johnston

        That’s a very PC answer. LOL. Our kids love a good challenge. I will talk to the guides there and see what their thoughts are. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!! We are marking all of your hot spots for our 6-week RV trip!

  • John

    I spent two years in Alaska in the early 70’s. My brother and I went up to get jobs on the building of the pipeline. We spent the first summer just exploring that wonderful state. It was much wilder that it is now. The Highway was all dirt and gravel. I’m hoping to take my wife to see all the places I saw in my youth. How blessed you are to have that opportunity.

  • What a great experience, thanx so much for taking the time to capture and share the Glacier trip and all it’s fascinating beauty! So inspiring 😉

  • Unbelievable but I stayed in McCarthy (at Ma Johnson’s) the 11th-13th and hiked Root Glacier on the 12th! My images from there are attached and the rest of the trip to Alaska, where I visited all 8 National Parks in 30 days, are in other galleries. I just bought a Class A diesel and will be full-timing it from now on so I’m taking notes from your adventures…thanks for sharing!

  • Hi Jason and Nikki… I noticed here that you said that you could not fly your drone here. I’m an early adopter of sUAV camera technology and a DJI evangelist (but not an employee) and plan to make aerial photography a big part of our Alaska trip next year. Would you care to expand on your experiences with your P3A? (I’d like to add an Inspire Pro with the new 5X camera for the trip, but we’ll see if that works out.)
    Thanks in advance,
    Alan & Angele

  • The Halls

    How amazingly beautiful was that hike!
    Love Alaska it has a natural awe inspiring Terran
    I need to get back there soon
    Thanks for sharing
    Safe travels you guys

  • Getting more excited everyday to get to AK. next summer. ? Where you parked the RV near the McCarthy pedestrian bridge at Base Camp Root Glacier, were you basically paying $20 to park overnight? Did you safe leaving it there? Was there plenty of space to stay?

  • I am so immensely impressed you guys made it down the McCarthy road in your rig! You definitely hit up all the key hot spots and got some great photos. When I first visited more than 20 years ago, there wasn’t even a bridge over the creek (the one that leads to the town and is only accessible to locals for cars by key), you literally had to pull yourself across it on this sketchy pull cart on a rope and that’s how people got in! Will be interesting to see how the reality show changes things, but I know it will always stay beautiful. Also wondering if that is Joe’s dog, Diesel?

  • Deborah Kerr

    You 2 are such an inspiration! 🙂 I am trying to decide if I should retire next Summer after 30+ years at my job and travel in my motorhome full-time, but then if I work longer, my benefits increase!! But if I wait too long, my health could decrease!! What to do???? Well, after seeing how you 2 explore, I’m pretty sure I could do this 2 mile hike to a glacier now, but who knows if I could do this 5 years from now??? Looks like my decision has been made! Your adventures remind me of how my ex & I traveled with our 2 sons growing up – we would have done the hikes, checking out different restaurants/food, looking for bear poop & gleefully taking a picture of it (lol) and meeting/talking to different people and the locals!! It’s kind of like I’m right with you guys (my sons are now 26 & 30) and NO don’t jump that Jason!!! Thank God he made it!! It was fun to see Singa and Cleo waiting for you at the door!! What a fun video and pictures!! Thank you so much for a job well done! 🙂

  • Connie W

    I believe I could almost smell and taste it…
    I know you guys had a fabulous time! Thanks for sharing!

  • Scott Pleasansts

    My wife, Carole, and I just started out on the road 4 monthhs ago in our 1973 Dodge Explorer. Carole has been following your blog for years and broke out in a huge smile when she saw your glacier hike video and I did the same. The emotions you displayed while describing your adventure was one I remember from 5 years ago when I took our oldest daughter to McCarthy Alaska for a dad daughter getaway after she graduated high school. We did the 5 day glacier and tundra hike where they dropped us off, by bush plane, and we had to hike back to Kennicott with our guide. It was the hardest five days of our lives but well worth it. We had the same emotional faces you displayed throughout our adventure. I get the same emotions thinking back on it now and know you will do the same. Glaciers ARE magical. I thought you might enjoy the following link for our blue pool polar plunge on the last day of our hike.

    We are currently camp hostong in Oregon and hope to cross paths with you some day so we can share a beer.


  • Susan Johnston

    Okay! I am convinced! This is my favorite part of your trip for me, to date! Now all I need is an RV! Quick question: you have given us great tips on gas, road conditions, etc., but please tell us a bit about the cost of food in Alaska? Is it noticeably more expensive than little towns in the Lower 48? Thanks and keep ’em coming!

  • Kathy Vanderveen

    My folks took my 10 year old daughter up to Kinnecott in 1995 pulling a 5th wheel to visit friends who live there and helped rebuild the town. They left their rig on the other side of the river and took the bucket across. Very memorable experience for them all.

  • Alan Swank

    I love this video. This is my favorite so far. I have watched it four times since it was published last night. I enjoy all of your videos. Oh, thanks for the tip about the cellphone booster in your gadgets video. I too work online and travel often. The booster worked great on my last trip.

  • Ed Snoke

    I am so glad you made the trip to Chitina and McCarthy. I really didn’t think you’d do that drive. I did it in 1972 and you had to have a 4 wheeler back then. My grandfather did this trip in 1965 and he is the reason I did it after seeing his 16mm movies. Though it’s out of the way, it is really an assume trip.

    Love you videos, keep up the good work. We’ll be making our 6th trip up this way in 2017.

    Safe travels….

  • Daryl Horner

    We are planning Alaska for 2016.. we are seniors in fairly good health. Would love to do this hike but before I commit I would like to know the approximate mileage of the hike…do you have any idea? Love all the videos of your adventure… very helpful to us to 2016

  • John Karlson

    Did u see any of the people from the Television show (about McCarthy Alaska)? You have given an entirely different perspective of the area than the tv show – thank you! Welcome back to the lower 48.

    • We don’t watch the TV show (or much tv at all) so I wouldn’t have known even if we did run into one of them. However, TV shows love to over hype, stretch the truth and paint a picture that sucks people in for views. Don’t believe what you see on TV, its not real reality.

  • Nancy Fernandez

    Absolutely gorgeous! Jason, great shot but wow that looked scary. I too am curious as to what the note said.

  • Gale Whiteman

    I couldn’t wait to get the next Alaskian video…and let me tell you…I wasn’t disappointed. It was thrilling to watch and the pictures in this blog were great. I’m not one for the cold…but, you sure sold me on one day giving this a try. After a long day at work it was wonderful to see the sites of this adventure through your eyes and voices. You are both great to watch.

    • It’s really nice in the summer and let me tell you, it could be 20 below and you’d be too excited to be cold when standing on that glacier. I doubt it was colder on the ice than 30-40 and that was in the evening. When the sun was out, it was perfect!

  • Just amazing!

  • Mike Beal

    You two rock! 2 years a goose flew up to Alaska and rented a motorhome for 2 weeks. We now own a Minnie Winnie and we plan on driving up from California. I’m reading all your posts and watching your videos. Thanks so much for sharing .

  • OMG! That about sums it up!

  • Kelly

    This might be the post that gets my husband in an rv in Alaska, sooner rather than later! Is this usually a good weather time to do this part?

    • There is no guessing on the weather but July and August were really nice!

  • cindy williams

    Now that is the Alaska I want to see!!! When are WE going back???

  • Linda

    Wish I could go……wish I could go ……wish I could go!!!

  • Denise Fonseca

    I always wanted to see a glacier up close…Thanks for taking me with you…It was so much better than I imagined!!! I loved the crunch beneath our feet! What a beautiful place. It’s one of those hidden treasures that we tend to miss. My world is becoming larger because of you two!!

    • Awe, that is the best compliment! Thanks and I really hope you get out to see it for yourself!

  • Hey Guys
    We drove our Navion up to Alaska in 2012 but barely scratched the surface. Thanks for the motivation for a return trip. Glad to see Kennicott has reopened as if was closed that summer, or so we were told.
    Drive safely!

    • It is open and well worth a nice long visit! Best way to know road conditions and such is by calling the Wrangle St Elias visitors center. They are the ones that encouraged us to go and had us feeling confident we could make the drive.

  • mary

    I can’t wait to go back and see this place. It looks incredible! I look forward to seeing all of your photographs, they are amazing. That scares the heck out of me seeing you jump that crevasse!

  • Brian Devitte

    During your travels in Alaska did you notice if there are any sites that you saw that the Handicapped could visit If they are in a wheelchair ?

    • Yes, we did notice some of the national parks and such that had nice boardwalks,lookouts and such. I bet if you reached out to the Alaska tourism board they could give you a listing of the most handicap accessible attractions.

  • Sue

    Oh wow. I’m speechless, I think it was your best video to date and I’m a big fan of “A Day in the Life”.

  • Jim & Jon Hamilton

    Ask ANYONE I know, I am not a man of few words. Ever. 🙂

    To this post, however:

    Wow……Simply breathtaking! Awe-inspiring!



  • Kim Oslund

    To be able to walk on a glacier, that is some kind of special. When you looked into the camera and said how this adventure was one of the best, I could almost feel the emotional experience you all were having. Thanks again for sharing your adventures. Your doing a great job when making these videos of Alaska.
    I always wondered who had to stay back and take video on everyone walking away. Great part of the video when Jason had to run to catch up. Thanks again.

  • Tom

    Wow, What a picturesque post! Daredevil photography and all! Hat’s off to you two! Maybe you could include a small map with the pictures showing where you were with a little more detail. Thanks for the “suitable for framing”

  • Ernie

    Great video guys, has the actual mine tours opened yet? I watch the series Edge of Alaska and the fellow that owns most of the town is trying to reopen the mine. I am going on a caravan trip next yr to alaska and wanted to Check out McCarthy.

  • Jeffrey DeRoche

    Absolutely amazing, I will definitely put this on my must do visit. Hopefully I won’t be too old to make the hike by then. Thank you so much for sharing this and all your adventures.

  • Liza

    That truly was mind blowing!!!! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

  • Jack Merrell

    Fantastic video Beautiful sites but what was on the note?

  • Dennis

    NICE BEAR POO SHOT!!!! Great video as always Wynn’s Love the greeting at the end

  • Mako

    Breathtaking video! Clearly one of those places where one can reflect in awe and wonder of our little slice of the universe. Thanks for sharing!

  • Cathy Lackey

    Wow, Awesome, Amazing I could go on and on but words can’t describe this adventure you got to experience. It looks so beautiful. You are living such a blessed life and I am thankful you are sharing with all of us who are unable to experience these things for ourselves.
    I watch all these tv shows about Alaska and I am blown away. THIS IS OUR ALASKA! This is not some far off distant land it belongs to all Americans. I hope I can visit sometime during my lifetime. God bless you both and be safe. Again thank you for sharing your journeys.

  • William (Bill) Weaver

    WOW. About the time you think that you have seen Alaska, you head down another road or trail and BAM you are met with another facet of Alaska. You guys looked like you were on another planet. Thanks for sharing your adventure. You and Alaska never disappoint.

  • Donna J. 13

    You Guys Made It Out Alive!
    I have watched many episodes of ‘Edge of Alaska’ and cringed when I saw that you guys went there! Must be the hype of the show. Are you or did you go to Haines, AK! My hubby and I went to Alaska in 2013 and have not been the same since and are craving to go back again as we did not go to the places that you have and we just have to go again! We ended up staying 6 weeks in Haines, and I tell everyone, that if that was our first stop, we never would have seen the rest of Alaska! You have to go there! Love following you adventures!

  • Gloria

    I can’t believe you made it to McCarthy. I watch a lot of shows on Alaska and one is all about the people in McCarthy. I could recognize some of the landmarks. I also held my breath when you casually jumped over some crevices, but the scenery was beautiful and I enjoyed every minute of your video. Thanks for sharing.

  • This was, by far, the most amazing experience we had in Alaska and we’re so grateful we got to do it with you guys (and The Learning Banks, of course). Wow! How fortunate are we got to tag along and have our memories captured by your cameras. Thanks you soooooo much for including us in this (and all of the other) adventure. I am ready to go back to McCarthy!!

  • Edith

    Greetings from Carrollton, TX!

    You guys are so lucky to spend your time on such adventures. This video is fantastic, but you had me scared. I heard myself screaming “JASON NO!” when you walked to the edge of that cliff with your camera stick. I hope that glacier will still be there when you’re old, but I fear it won’t be. Good that you saw it while you could.

  • Scott Helmann

    Wow! What an amazing adventure! It’s awesome of you both to put in all the work to share it with all us envious followers! Thanks and well done!

    -Scott Helmann
    Rapid City, SD

  • Jerry & Sheila

    You guys just kill me. That was the most beautiful video I have seen. I’m so ready to start our journey. Alas we have a couple more years before things will be where we can, so please let us live through your experiences. Again REALLY great info. Hope to meet you guys on the road someday.

  • Paul Van

    Awesome ographi !! Don’t know if that’s a word.

  • David

    You guys just bent the needle on the awesometer!

  • This was the best adventure yet. All the scenes on the glacier were gorgeous, and I can’t believe you actually jumped across one of the crevices! It looks like the food and drinks were pretty good too. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mark Rivard

    I have been following all your Alaska post and this one is awesome. You must of had a blast. Root is now on my Bucket List. Thanks so much for sharing. We are still about 5 year out before we can take extended trips. So for now I am dreaming through your and other full timers posts.

    Safe travels.

  • JC

    Absollutely stunning! It’s on our bucket list. Thanks for the great review & video. As always, well done. Actually exceptional work. Jeff & Christine


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