July 4th is a crazy time in McCarthy, Alaska. Almost overnight, our sleepy little mountain village fills with tourists from as far away as Israel and Denmark.
McCarthy, Alaska is located in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park. It is the largest park in the United States. It also has the largest inholdings of private property of any park in the nation. Here is our little gold miner’s cabin decked out for the celebration.
Reality T.V. star Jason Lobo staged a small anti-establishment protest against the businesses of downtown during the middle of the event. I am not sure exactly what he is trying to say, but he does have right. It is a day of celebrating freedom after all.
The mosquitos came.