Kathie Brennan and Jeff Goetter recognized by the National Forest Service for their volunteering.

This is how hard our OTA volunteers work... blisters of love! Photo: Scott Hayden

Over $6,000 was raised at Trivia Night on February 18th!

OTA adopters go above and beyond!

Headquarters maintenance vs trail maintenance

Bridges over the Current River leading to the new trail! Photo: Mark Nettles

Santa's elves made a detour for some trail fun

Wild Horses of Shannon County

Mark Nettles Award Winning photo from the top of Mina Sauk Falls

Jim Davis Award Winner

GORC ramping up the trail for a little more fun!

Mega chow line.

This is the way to tag the trail OT!

Into the woods for the OTA Fall Mega Event

It takes a lot of hard hats to protect 175 Mega trail builders

"Is this heaven?" "It's Missouri."

Trail's-eye view of an OTA crew

The Trail Show
The OTA was invited to participate on The Trail Show, a monthly podcast out of Colorado, which has now been posted. Last month they interviewed S ...
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Distance Hiking Podcast
Late last week we were contacted by Dan Feldman about being interviewed for his weekly podcast called Weekly Hiking Tips.  He started his audio p ...
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NOTIFICATION of Ozark Trail Closure within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Two weeks after widespread flooding caused unprecedented damage to the ONSR, much of the recreational facilities and infrastructure is still being ass ...
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Upcoming Events

Sunday, Jul 30 2017 - 8:00am
OTA House Maintenance
Bring your worn out shoes, we will waterproof them. Meet at the house to seal the driveway before it gets too hot! Please park next door!! ...
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Tuesday, Aug 01 2017 - 9:00am
Title search for Taum Sauk section on Russell Mtn
A unique volunteer opportunity.  We will be researching the OT right of way at the Iron County Recorder of Deeds.  We are looking ...
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Tuesday, Aug 08 2017 - 7:00pm
Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. Thes...
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Saturday, Sep 09 2017 - 8:30am
Crew Leader Training Weekend
Have you seen those poeple walking around with red hard hats and orange shirts at the Megas?  Do you wonder how you could coach others ...
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Tuesday, Sep 12 2017 - 7:00pm
Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. Thes...
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Recent Events

Taum-A-Hawk 2017
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National Trails Day 2017
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2017 Challenge Hike
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WIUIW Spring 2017
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AlPint Night 2017
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Meet Me Outdoors in St Louis
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Tool Repair and Sharpening
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Micro Mini Mega Makeup
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Spring 2017 MEGA I Prep
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Round Spring Feb 26 Build
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To develop, maintain, preserve, promote, and protect the rugged natural beauty of the Ozark Trail.