This past September, the ranch’s International Harvester livestock truck woke up from more than 30 years of “lying in state.” The truck became the focus of Wyatt Rubey’s Eagle Scout project, as she asked, how can we convert an old ranch truck into a sheltered space for Land Library campers?

Wyatt and her team had a rotting truck bed to deal with, a tarp to add to the metal roof beams, and a new set of stairs to add to the rear of the truck. Her team did it all, as these slides will show:

The old truck hadn’t budged from this spot for over 30 years, Wyatt’s team towed it a few feet to give campers a morning view of Mt Silverheels.
The rotting floor and side walls needed replacing.
Here’s Wyatt pitching old boards.
And here’s the new Truck bed! Wyatt raised all the funds for her project, including six cots that campers will use next spring!
Even the cab was completely cleaned, from top to bottom.
And part of Wyatt’s plan was to refurbish nine picnic tables that will be used to create a communal space around the “camping truck.”
Here’s the new stairs, as Wyatt and her Eagle Scout advisor Kevin take a second to enjoy what they all accomplished. What a team!
The ranch’s first Eagle Scout, Samuel Bell joined Wyatt for the last weekend of truck work. It was great to have Sam back!
So much hard work and thoughtful planning went into this transformation. Wyatt Rubey’s project has added so much to Buffalo Peaks Ranch!
And here’s the view of Mt. Silverheels that Truck campers will be waking up to. Thank you Wyatt!

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