Jeepers Jamboree 2018 // Wagoneer vs Rubicon Trail

With hundreds of 4wd events happening every year, it’s easy to get lost deciding which ones you should attend – #JeepersJamboree is one of the most FUN & Iconic, especially true for Jeep fans. If you like to wheel, camp, and vibe with like minded Jeep owners – this event is perfect for you. We would recommend this event, especially to anyone who has never visited The Rubicon Trail, as it’s basically a guided run.

To prep for the show/trail run, we thrashed 9 days straight making the right modifications. Read our blog (linked here) for more info on the prep work. It received a lot of love prior to heading out!

Beginning in Georgetown, CA – During Vendor Show Day

(Photos & Video from Vendor Show Day Below)

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We had Nitro Gear & Axle // ARB 4×4 Accessories Parts Available

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There were a LOT of great vendors & Jeeps out on display for the show day

(Photo & Video Below)

Vendor Show Day (Video Below)

Right after the show was over – We packed it in & headed straight to the Rubicon Trailhead. It was about an hour commute, we made it just in time to set up camp & get a good nights sleep.

We had arrived! (Photos Below)

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Camp is SET! Time to get some much needed rest

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^^ Did we get visited by aliens too? ^^

We woke up at 6:30am to the sound of rolling Jeep thunder – It was time to get a move on. The Rubicon Trail awaits…We powered down some food and iced coffee, then rolled out!

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The GOAL is to make it to Rubicon Springs where there is Camping, Swimming, Fun, & Food. How do 500+ rigs make it to the same spot, you say? FALL IN LINE, JEEPS!

Stackin’ Em Deep – None of Em’ Cheap (Photos Below)

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The Jeeps just go on & on when the morning lineup begins – It’s crazy cool to see this many 4wd enthusiasts on the same trail at once… Always impressive! 

We were ready to hit the lineup & begin the trail run. Soon after – we took off.

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WHEELING THE RUBICON TRAIL TO RUBICON SPRINGS (Video Below)

As you can see by the video – The Rubicon Trail is FUN, DIRTY BUSINESS. By the time you’re 4-5 hours in, you’re a hot, sweaty mess & are beyond ready to cool off in the infamous Springs. All in good fun though, because….

WHEN YOU FINALLY GET TO RUBICON SPRINGS IT’S LIKE HEAVEN ON EARTH

(Video Below)

Rubicon Springs is a gorgeous place to camp & have some fun with your family / friends. This trip was no exception. It was perfect outside – Blue Sky & Dry! There are some well founded Rubicon Springs traditions worth mentioning – SILLY FLOATIES, THE ROPE SWING, & COSTUME NIGHT (which only a few jokesters will do every year) Every day, the gracious Jeepers Jamboree crew was able to serve up Breakfast (Including COFFEE!) Lunch, and Dinner. It’s pretty awesome how inclusive this event is. You are well taken care of. There is even a cash bar 21+ & on the weekend nights they have cover bands that spice up the nightlife in camp.

(More Trail Run Photos Below)

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#TRAILDAMAGE

Here is the post-trip summary of the “Rubicon Dings & Dents” we sustained 😀

OH YEAH AND THIS HAPPENED:

 

We attend Jeepers Jamboree every year & had a great time this year…the question still remains – WHO WILL JOIN US NEXT YEAR?! #TeamNitro

http://www.nitro-gear.com

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