Jeep Jamboree participant...
Jeep Jamboree participant Adam Wright motors this Jeep '08 Liberty in the canyonlands, where there are 57 stream crossings.
There are numerous other Jamborees throughout 2008, including trips across the famed Rubicon Trail, located in the high Sierras of California. In addition to more than 30 different backcountry excursions taking place in the U.S., new for this year is the 2008 Jeep Jamboree Challenge. This event, scheduled to take place November 1-2, 2008, will be at the rugged Tire Vehicle Test Center near San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to draw close to 1,000 Jeep enthusiasts to compete in a variety of off-road challenges.
The Arch Canyon Jeep Jamboree was held as a Mark A. Smith "Signature" Jeep Jamboree, with Mark participating in the event. Mark, a member of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Explorer's Club, also led the 1978-79 Expedicin de las Amricas - a 20,000-mile odyssey from the southernmost tip of South America to the top of North America, crossing the infamous Darin Gap. He also headed the 1987 Camel Trophy in Madagascar. He founded Jeep Jamboree USA in 1982 and has since become a Jeep brand consultant. Mark has also conducted intensive training for the U.S. Army Special Forces and various law-enforcement agencies. Today, JJUSA is the world's largest Jeep-adventure company.
For more information about JJUSA and the dates and locations for this year's trips, go to www.jeepjamboreeusa.com or call (530) 333-4777. When you register for a JJUSA trip, you'll receive a gift certificate for a free copy of Mark A. Smith's Guide to Safe, Common-Sense Off-Road Driving. For copies of Mark's instructional booklet, you can order through the JJUSA website.
Some of the participants in...
Some of the participants in the 18th annual Arch Canyon Jeep Jamboree pose on the most challenging climb along the Hotel Rock trail, the "Perfect 10" Bo Derek Hill.