Locked in winters grip, the 42 souls who are brave enough to live in McCarthy, Alaska, battle the elements and each other to maintain their pioneer way of life.
The last days of winter bring change. The future of town lies in the balance. Jason races the melting river crossings to reach his crashed airplane. Jeremy tests his nine-year-old son with a risky solo dog sled run through the woods.
As seasons change in McCarthy, Alaska, the town is haunted by its darkest day. The icy ground thaws into a quagmire, and old-timer Tim Mischel is marooned at his remote cabin. Neil Darish and Jeremy Keller's frozen truce is set on fire.
Spring means the residents of McCarthy, Alaska, can finally reach the outside world to get more supplies. Jeremy Keller walks a bull calf home through bear country and faces off with a hungry black bear. Jason Lobo's brother Eric departs town for a new job, leaving Jason to face the wild alone.
McCarthy, Alaska, is under attack from awakening bears. Jeremy Keller's livestock is attacked and he goes on the hunt. Gary Green searches for horses spooked by a grizzly bear.
Hidden in McCarthy, Alaska, is the largest man-made ruin in the world -- and Neil Darish wants to open it up to tourists. Jenny Rosenbaum finds a secret creek that holds gold and must pack a raft to inspect the claim.
McCarthy, Alaska, has it's future in the balance as Neil Darish takes the last steps toward making a town-wide electrical grid. Locals are pushed to their limit, so Jeremy Keller calls an emergency meeting to stop Neil’s plans and bring stability back to McCarthy.
A town meeting erupts over Neil Darishs' power grid, and Jeremy Keller must decide if McCarthy, Alaska, is worth fighting for. The battle between these two has been brewing for years and a showdown is coming.