The 42 residents of McCarthy, Alaska, are choosing sides in the battle to draw visitors to this historic frontier town. When a pack of wolves begins stalking the streets of downtown, locals must unite to protect their way of life.
Winter’s grip on McCarthy, Alaska, threatens starvation so locals must brave the frozen wilderness to hunt big game, but when the town’s richest landowner begins his secret plan to open the frontier to the outside world, McCarthy could be fractured forever.
In the dead of winter, McCarthy, Alaska, residents push themselves to extremes, focused on leaving their mark on the world. Jeremy Keller trains his 10-year-old son in the ways of the wilderness, and Neil Darish calls a town meeting to recruit supports to help develop a mine tour to attract tourists.
In the dying days of winter, tensions rise in McCarthy, Alaska, as food supplies dwindle for both man and beast. In pursuit of fresh meat, bush-pilot Gary Green and Jenny Rosenbaum brave a gathering storm to hunt caribou in the renowned Tangle Lakes. Fearing the mine project is losing steam, businessman Neil Darish adopts a creative new tactic to recruit workers.
The great Alaskan breakup has hit the small town of McCarthy and revealed a town divided. A last-chance treaty between supporters of the new and old goes up in flames. Tim Mischel closes up his cabin atop the mountain summit before the spring thaw strands him.
As the battle for McCarthy wages on, a team of experts work to locate the only known entrance into the Mother Lode Mine. Locals fight to break free of Neil Darish's stranglehold on the town by casting their own ammo.
Neil Darish breaks through to the Mother Lode Mine, but locals are too busy defending against bears to stop him. Jeremy Keller and his son set up a tree stand to protect their farm. Jenny Rosenbaum goes on a solo hunt to track down the bear that's been stalking her cabin.
Neil Darish defies both nature and locals by developing his mine tour, but when the town discovers his secret construction project planned for downtown, McCarthy draws a line in the sand. Tragedy forces one of McCarthy’s best to fight for their life.