The Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance helps facilitate a variety of projects with our partners on the Iditarod National Historic Trail!
In 2013, the first ever system of Waymark Signs were installed on the Iditarod NHT on a 260 mile segment of the trail system between the Alaska Range and the Yukon River. The effort included 285 mileage signs, place name signs, and directional arrows.
Four community partner groups and BLM staff installed the signs at remote, pre-identified locations after traveling hundreds of miles by snowmachine to installation locations. The Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance provided funding for sign acquisition and shipping ($8,400) and $22,000 of grants to local groups and government to cover the cost of fuel and supplies for winter work along remote sections of the Trail.
These sign projects will continue in 2016 and beyond!