McCarthy is a very small town located in the bowels of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, near the old historic Kennicott copper mine. It’s a quirky town and it has the license to be so due to its remoteness and the handful of folks that chose to reside there. There is a foot bridge across the Kennicott river, for the general public to access town, which is about a one mile walk. I went there for the annual 1/2 marathon and music festival on Sept 1, 2012. There are a few historic buildings in town and vintage and dilapidated vehicles to go along. Ma Johnson’s Hotel is a great place to stay if you ever make it down there.