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56th Annual Rubicon Trail Jeepers Jamboree - The Original

Posted in Events on November 1, 2008
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We've all heard of Jeepers Jamborees and the Rubicon Trail. Sometimes at the same time, sometimes separately, but they are always being referred to as something that a Jeep person wants to go do.

First off, let us clear something up. The four-day run over the Rubicon Trail you are reading about right now is the oldest "Jamboree" event with "Jeep" in the name. And, it only happens in one place; The Rubicon Trail. There are other runs across the country that are called jamborees. There are other jamborees with the word Jeep in the name. But there is only one, inimitable, "Jeepers Jamboree".

For 56 years now, the run has started in Georgetown, California, and travels east on pavement past Uncle Tom's Cabin to Loon Lake where the wheeling begins, then past Spider Lake, Buck Island Lake, Rubicon Springs, up Cadillac Hill, and back onto pavement for the run into South Lake Tahoe, California. All said, it covers about 45 miles with about 19 miles of that in four-low.

We are talking about a four-day event over the trail that started it all with spotters, mechanics, and meals all provided. If you ever thought of running the Rubicon, the best support crew you've ever had wheeling is here for this event and should make for a no-brainer as to when to run the trail.

Once you make it to camp, there are all kinds of things to do, including a trailer race, live music, an ice-cream stand, a vendor's row, "goin' down the river", and so on. Of course, if you get the hankering to get out and do some more wheeling, you'll never find a better place. For more info about the Rubicon Jeepers Jamboree go to

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