After having rain for several days we change plans and took the chance to drive to McCarthy. It's a long Dusty Road, 64 miles to get there. Beautiful, saw dipnetting on the Copper River and fish Wheels. Found the best Campsite in town, Mountain View's on all four sides including the Kennecott Mine. Mom says two years ago on the 4th of July this Campground was packed. Today we have the camp to ourselves. Heading to town for dinner tomorrow we're climbing the mountain. Carrying bear spray and bear bells on us.