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Ouray Jeep Jamboree coordinator and emcee Chris Timmes introduced the group to its trail leaders. Family-style Jeeping is the Jeep Jamboree trademark, and the Ouray Jamboree delivered. Sixty Jeeps registered for the Jamboree, with about 120 people filling those Jeeps. Chris is responsible for selecting the trail leaders and has some very specific criteria. "People pay a lot of money to attend a Jeep Jamboree," Chris informs, "so we want to make sure they get value for their money. This means they have a good time, and that they stay safe. Safety is the top priority, but I make sure that our guides know how to keep people safe in a 'transparent' manner that's not distracting to the participants. Jeep Jamboree attendees are being looked after by our guides, but never 'supervised.'"