OA Trail Crew

The OA Trail Crew was formed in 2007 to promote the much-needed rehabilitation of the HSR trail system.  Though promoted and organized by the Octoraro Lodge #22, work and credit towards the OA Trail Crew award is open to anyone. 

February 2008
February 2008

Adjacent to Camp Horseshoe, the Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens were the site for this mid-winter trail work day in February 2008.

April 2008
April 2008

Approximately fifteen Octoraro 22 members convened to build a new Athletic Field access trail as "Heart Attack Hill" had fallen in disrepair.  Along with collapsing the old trail, the crew built the new one to have switchbacks and a bridge, and is much easier on the ankles.

April 2009
April 2009

The crew concentrated on the much-maligned red trail, whose proximity to the Octoraro creek had made it difficult to maintain.

April 2010
April 2010

Further work on the red trail was performed by the OA Trail Crew.

May 2010
May 2010

The crew focused on connecting a steep trail past the Ranger Office at Camp Ware to the Green Trail.

September 2010
September 2010

October 2010
October 2010

March 2011
March 2011

July 2011
July 2011

October 2011
October 2011

March 2013
March 2013

The OA Trail Crew hosted an event on the Old Camp Road at Camp Horseshoe to remove fallen limbs along the path.

November 2014
November 2014

On November 15, 2014, 10 Order of the Arrow brothers came out to work on the hillside below the OA Lodge Building to clear it of greenbriar and brush.  The work allowed one to look from the back porch of the OA Lodge Building all the way down to the athletic field. 

November 2015
November 2015

9 members of the Octoraro 22 OA Trail Crew head to Goat Hill Forest on November 14th, 2015 to work on the trail which had been overgrown with Greenbriar.

April 2017
April 2017

About 15 members of the Octoraro 22 Trail Crew worked on the Green Trail at Camp Ware on Saturday April 8th, 2017.

March 2018
March 2018

Over 100 participants came out to Camp Horseshoe on March 10th, 2018 to clear debris from storm damage on March 2nd, 2018.  Affected areas included Rothrock and Roberts, Campcraft, the Athletic Field and surrounding areas, and C.O.P.E.

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Videos

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Memorabilia

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Documents

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