Tag Archives: Trail Work

Weed-Whacking Weekend at Williams Woods

The Williams Woods Nature Preserve is a 557-acre chunk of land owned by the Ozark Highlands Trail Association and located a bit northeast of St Paul in Madison County Arkansas.  The land was bequeathed to OHTA in 1993 by Alpha … Continue reading

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Some renovation at the Big Piney trail head

For years there been a problem lurking at the Ozark Highlands Trail’s Big Piney (aka Fort Douglas) trail head: a perennially-wet area that usually left hikers trudging through mud at the beginning or end of their trip.

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NTD at CRSP with the OTA

June 3 was National Trails Day and I chose to spend it this year doing some work with the Ozark Trail Association.  I’ve been a member of the OTA for 5-6 years but this was my first event with them … Continue reading

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Buffalo River Trail work – Fall 2016 wrapup

At the high point, we had more than 20 people for our fall 2016 Buffalo River Trail work session based at Tyler Bend.  The crew was able to lop brush and clear trees from most of the 35+ miles of … Continue reading

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Buffalo River Trail work – Fall 2016 kickoff

The Fall 2016 trail building session in the middle Buffalo River area is set for October 18-29 (maybe the 30th too?).  We will be camping at Tyler Bend (hot showers and flush toilets!).  Look for our headquarters – the big … Continue reading

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Buffalo River Trail building – Spring 2016 wrapup

A group of 13 students from the University of Illinois came to Tyler Bend to spend their spring break week (Mar 20-26) helping us.  Unfortunately, the Park Service informed us only 3 days before we were to start that we … Continue reading

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Buffalo River Trail building – Spring 2016 kickoff

Mark your calendars!  The Spring 2016 trail building session in the middle Buffalo River area is set to begin March 19 and run through April 2.  We will be camping at Tyler Bend (hot showers and flush toilets!).  Look for … Continue reading

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OHTA work weekend – Ozone area

The OHTA had another work weekend, this time centered around the Ozone area.

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Ouachita Trail – Lundsford Corner to Pinnacle Mountain SP

I did an inspection hike of the eastern 10 miles of the Ouachita Trail – from Lundsford Corner to Pinnacle Mountain State Park – with another of the FoOT maintainers (M.S.).  It was a bit chilly in the morning but … Continue reading

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Building a Bridge Beside the Buffalo

The Ozark Highlands Trail Association built a 20′ bridge across a gulley for the Middle Buffalo River Trail near the Grinders Ferry trail head.  On Nov 14 a small group set the footings and today a larger group – 6 … Continue reading

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