It was a cold start for the Mega. Frost flowers galore!

End of an awesome build day

Can't tell if the pups are cold or they have their superhero costumes on

Start of new day

Some volunteers tire out quicker

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

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!

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

Board Changes
On Saturday, January 21, 2018 the Ozark Trail Association (OTA) held its annual meeting to elect Board Members and Officers for the coming year. &nbs ...
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Volunteer of the Year Recognition
In the past as a part of the Connector Magazine, we have included a special recognition for volunteers who have gone above and beyond.  Since we ...
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OTA 15th Anniversary Celebration
On December 12th in 2002 the Ozark Trail Association was chartered and charged with the mission to build, maintain, preserve, promote, and protect the ...
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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jan 27 2018 - 8:30am
Round Spring III - 2 day build 1/27-28/18
It's coming off of a FULL MOON weekend so plan to join us as we howl at the moon!  Plans are to meet at the Round Spring Group Cam...
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Saturday, Feb 03 2018 - 8:30am
Super Bowl Build at Round Spring
Make it a SUPER Weekend as we continue construction of new trail down on the Current River.  Based out of Current River SP, there is lo...
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Tuesday, Feb 06 2018 - 8:30am
Backcountry Scouting and Flagging Part 1
THIS IS A MULTI DAY, DURING THE WEEK EVENT:  SEE PART 2 FOR A WEEKEND VERSION This event is support of our ongoing efforts to construc...
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Saturday, Feb 10 2018 - 8:30am
Maintenance Somewhere out There!
We'll be heading out to do some sawing, lopping, brushing and signing of the OT somewhere out there....where will be determined by trip repo...
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Saturday, Feb 10 2018 - 8:30am
Backcounty Scouting and Flagging Part 2
THIS EVENT IS A TWO DAY EVENT. This event is support of our ongoing efforts to construct the Current River Trail aka Round Spring Spur/Sect...
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Recent Events

2017 Fall Mega 2
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WIUIW Fall 2017
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2017 Fall Mega 1
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2017 OT 100/50 MTB
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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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To develop, maintain, preserve, promote, and protect the rugged natural beauty of the Ozark Trail.