It’s a relatively short trip from McCarthy to Kennicott, but if your cabin is another 4 miles south of McCarthy, that makes the journey a good 9 miles, one way. Then if you want to go another mile or 2 past Kennicott, it becomes a 20-22 mile round trip. Which is a bit of a mission if your day only has 5 hours of light, and you hope to actually do any photography that day. But it’s well worth the effort, the view up across the glaciers to Mt. Blackburn doesn’t get any better than it is in mid-winter. Mount Blackburn, across the Root Glacier and Donoho Basin, winter time, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.