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By: Kathy Atnip
12/10/13 11:18:33 AM
High-quality printed Ozark Trail section maps are now available for purchase from the OTA at http://www.ozarktrail.com/ordermaps.php. You can purchase maps for the Courtois, Trace Creek, Middle Fork-John Roth Memorial and Taum Sauk sections beginning today. These maps will make great holiday gifts for your favorite outdoors folks.
OT maps are printed in full color on water- and tear-resistant paper, measure 17” x 22” and fold to 3.5” x 7.5” to carry easily with you on the trail. These maps are based on the latest version of the detailed topographic data available in our online maps, but they also include additional material such as elevation profiles, safety information and emergency contacts, weather tips, photos of trail features and much more. They combine the best of a map and a trail guide in one handy package.
Cost to purchase each map is $12.95 with shipping included. Or buy the first set of four maps for $45.00. You have the option to order online with PayPal or mail an order form with your check.
Ozark Trail section maps are supported by a grant from the Recreational Trails Program. Thanks to Abi Jackson, our talented and terrific map designer.
Stay tuned as we make additional maps available and collect all the sections.
By: Abi Jackson
12/10/13 03:01:06 PM
Game On!! Join us for Trivia Night on Saturday, February 1st at the Affton Elks Lodge (6330 Heege Rd). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the questions will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tables of 8, $20/person and the winning table doubles entry money. Have a blast - win some cash! Compete for prizes in the silent auction or take your chances in the raffle and 50/50 drawings! Beer and set-ups provided (please no outside alcohol) To sign up and for more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Don at 314-324-9963.
By: Kathy Atnip
11/12/13 09:12:23 AM
Planning a through-hike of the Ozark Trail? Check out http://www.ozarktrail.com/throughhiking.php. This new section of our web site is available to address commonly-asked questions about through-hiking. It includes detailed information about options for resupply, services in towns near the trail (including hours and contact information), suggested locations for caching supplies, camping options and much more.
Thanks to Rick Henry, Renee' Wrest and Adam Rothermich for collecting and organizing this great resource for OT hikers.
By: Kathy Atnip
11/01/13 02:26:04 PM
Deer Season (Youth, Firearms) opens 11/2/13 and regular Deer Firearms Season opens 11/16/13. It's great weather to be out on the Ozark Trail, but please take precautions at this time:
- Be aware of the starting and ending dates of hunting seasons and about the regulations in the area where you plan to be on the trail.
- Be seen by wearing safety orange clothing and reflective panels for visibility early and late in the day.
- Talk to local hiking/cycling/equestrian and hunting organizations about areas to avoid during hunting season.
- If you hear hunters or shots fired nearby, shout to let them know you're on the trail.
For information on Missouri's hunting seasons, see http://mdc.mo.gov/seasons.
Safety tips from the American Hiking Society.