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

ONSR Hosts Trail Events
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Hosts National Public Lands Day Event and Trail Building Events at Round Spring EMINENCE, MO: On Saturday, September ...
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OTA at Camp Swampy Jamboree
The OTA had an opportunity to share information about the Ozark Trail with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts at the Camp Swampy Jamboree on Saturday, Septembe ...
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Pacific River Walk Trail - "Blues & Brews"
Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Pacific Music Festival at Liberty Field! This year they will be spotlighting Blues Music as well as local microb ...
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Upcoming Events

Sunday, Nov 26 2017 - 8:30am
Freedom from the 3 F's..Food, Football & Family Maintenance Event
Don't let the idea of spending TONS of time with family, eating TONS of food and watching TONS of football get you down as we look to the up...
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Monday, Nov 27 2017 - 8:00am
Building with Americorps at Round Spring, Week #4 CANCELLED
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.   The Americorps crew has been re-assigned to support hurricane relief efforts in Florida and Puerto Ri...
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Friday, Dec 01 2017 - 5:00pm
15th Anniversary Celebration Lodging
The YMCA Trout Lodge is available with hotel style rooms that includes 2 queen size beds and a roll away.  Cost of each guest is $80&nb...
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Saturday, Dec 02 2017 - 8:30am
15th Anniversary Celebration Trail Maintenance
There will be an opportunity at the OTA 15th Anniversary Celebration to support Trout Lodge by performing some trail maintenance on a piece ...
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Saturday, Dec 02 2017 - 1:00pm
15th Anniversary Celebration Recreation
Join us at the OTA 15th Anniversary celebration for an afternoon of recreation and team building. Activities will take place at YMCA Trout L...
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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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