Friday, October 24, 2014

Jeep Jam

Yesterday we were talking to our family surgeon and he told the story of how a friend convinced his wife they needed to buy a Jeep and go to a Jeep Jam.  I kind of knew what he was talking about but I had no idea how popular they are.

"The majestic Cumberland Mountains are a fitting backdrop for this Jamboree. Located on the bend of the Cumberland River, the Williamsburg area is known for its charming homes, picturesque landscapes, vast outdoor recreational activities, and the second-largest waterfall east of the Rockies. The area offers numerous trails of varying difficulty that will lure you into the scenic woods. You'll discover steep forested ridges, magnificent natural arches, and lush vegetation. Swimming, fishing, boating, golf, tennis, hunting, and horseback riding are popular activities in the area.
Tow points required. CB Radios Mandatory."
Jeep Jam is short for Jeep Jamboree.  Jeep Jamborees are off-road adventure weekends that bring together the outdoors, down-to-earth people, and their Jeep 4x4s.
These seem to be casual to serious off road loving people who drive Jeeps.  Around here the mud bogs and 4 wheel trucks became popular in the 80's as tractor and truck pulling became too expensive for the average truck owner.  There is a popular bog just west of Blanchester.
Driving through scenic off road territory sounds enjoyable to me but making a Jeep climb over rocks and welding all night after you break it doesn't.
I see the Cumberland Jeep Jam is coming up soon so I will have to say an extra prayer for our family surgeon!
Ed Winkle

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