You don't have to do the Jeep Jamboree. I am just going to do the $30 dollars and check out all the Cool JEEPS. I agree way pay for the Jamboree when you can do it and not pay! I know you cant run with the group but I don't care.
I'm registered for the Jamboree regardless of the higher price than Badlands normal gate fees but I want to experience at least one Jamboree to know if they are worth it. Otherwise, yes it is simpler and cheaper to wheel the Badlands any old day of the week and I've been out there with several groups in the last month where good times have been had!