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Lone Star Trail Building School

  • Boy Scout Rd, Bridgeport, TX (map)


9th Annual Lone Star Trail Building School

Registration for the 2017 Lone Star Trail Building School is now open. Click link to register

The Lone Star Trail Building School (LSTBS) is a two-day course conducted at Sid Richardson Ranch (SR2) near Runaway Bay, Texas. The Basic Course will educate students on all aspects of trail building, including: design concepts, GPS mapping, corridor flagging, and construction. The school also offers an advanced course which includes topics such as armoring, switchback turns, climbing turns, crib walls, wooden construction, and rigging techniques to move large objects. However, we only teach one advanced topic each year which will lead the student from the design process to finished construction. One Fee Makes Trail Building Easy.
The Lone Star Trail Building School is all inclusive: one fee covers lodging, meals, books, instruction, building materials. Lodging includes air-conditioned cabins and dorms, and meals are served beginning Saturday morning until Sunday Lunch. Saturday night we lead a night hike through a small canyon with large rock outcroppings and once that is completed, we all relax around a large campfire and share stories from the hike and events earlier in the day.

Groundwork Ground Transportation To Sid Richardson Ranch
Vans will depart Groundwork Dallas office Friday, February 17th at 2:45 PM

If Flying into Dallas Love Field or DFW Airports (Friday, February 17th)
Inbound Flights: All attendees must arrive at their perspective airport by 2:30 PM
Dallas Love Field, Groundwork Dallas will pick up attendees at the airport at 3:00 PM
DFW Airport, Groundwork Dallas will pick up attendees at the airport at 3:45 PM
(note: there is only one pickup time per airport)

Check-in at Sid Richardson Ranch
Students may start arriving after 12:00 PM on Friday the 17th of February. Keep in mind that we DO NOT start serving meals until Saturday morning. If you check in Saturday morning, please do so by 8:00 AM.

Friday Night Get Together
Everyone is invited to dine at Pronto’s Italian Restaurant and Pizza where all get together to catch up with what everyone has been doing for the past year. The food is great and we all have a good time.

Cost: Attendees are responsible for their own meal cost.
Time: 6:00 PM
Address: 47 US-380, Bridgeport, Texas 76426
Phone: (940)[masked]
Transportation: If you need a ride, the vans will depart Sid Richardson at 5:15 PM. Otherwise everyone is responsible for their own transportation.

Sid Richardson Ranch is located northwest of Fort Worth near the town of Runaway Bay, Texas. To get directions, open Google Maps, click the directions icon, then type your starting location address into the top line then type these coordinates into the second line:[masked], [masked] then press enter.
You are now on your way to Sid Richardson Ranch. Once you arrive at the gate follow the orange panel markers with reflective silver arrows until you arrive at the Lakeview Lodge Dinning Facility and check-in. During check-in, you will receive sleeping assignments.

Trail School Instruction: $80.00
If you need transportation from/to Dallas Love Field, DFW Airport, or the Groundwork Dallas Office it is an additional: $100.00

For Reservations, contact: Richard Buckley, (817)[masked] or [masked] or [masked]