One of the major reasons for this site is to help people find trails and trail-related resources. We’ve collected the best ones we’ve found on these pages, and many of the resources have their own valuable collection of resources.
A great way to get information about new trail resources is the Interior Trails Quarterly (ITQ). Interior Trails Quarterly is a free email newsletter than comes out four times a year: March, June, September, and December. ITQ Action Updates come out once a month in between regular editions of the ITQ. Both are written and distributed by Eric Troyer, a lifelong Alaskan and trail user. To submit items, get on or off the mailing list, report a great new resource you’ve found, report problems, or anything else email Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web Sites – The Web is a marvelous source of information, and it overflows with trails resources. The nice thing is that these sites are maintained by a veritable army of people. This is both good, in that you can find almost anything you are seeking, but it also means that sometimes information is out of date. So wade in, but tread carefully!
Communities – Alaskans are passionate about their trails, and nothing proves the point as much as the number and variety of trail user groups that have formed over the years. You’ll find groups with similar interests based on the type of activities–hiking and dog mushing, to name just two–as well as a variety of trail constituencies of various kinds. Not all groups agree about what is best for trails in the Interior, but that’s part of what makes the trails community so vibrant!
Books and Maps – Yes, there is still a place for non-digital resources in this online world! Here you’ll find the very best books that we’ve found to help you make use of Interior Alaska trails, as well as interesting maps that will help you get around.
Miscellaneous – We tried to be clever with our categorization of trail resources, but we still ended up with resources that just don’t fit anywhere else.
Note: These resources pages are a work in progress, as resources appear, get updated, and occasionally disappear. Please help us to make this part of the Web site a valuable resource by letting us know of any good resources you find or if you find problems with anything listed. Email Eric with any comments.