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Drummond island jamboree

Anyone hitting up this years Drummond island jamboree in June ?

...or has anyone run the trails up in Drummond island?

Planning on making the trip this year with my 4 year old son!
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Drummond is a bunch of fun. Real nice place to check out. Never been to the jeep jambo though as its a bit rich for me for a wheeling event.

You should check out DOA in August for a much more reasonable priced wheeling event. Or get on GLFWDA.org and ask around as there are always guys going up there.

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A group from this wesite goes every October.
the jamboree. To much $$$$$$
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Never been to a Jambo up there. It seems that most people that go to Jambo's like them, and those that don't, think they are expensive. I fall in the second, but have always been curious. You can run the same trails by yourself, or with a group.

Like the others said, there are plenty of other opportunities tojoin a run up there. If you want to save the money wait, if you want to experience the Jambo, sign up and enjoy! It is a whole different world up there!!
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The thing with the Jambos is I could sort of understand it in a place like Moab with countless trails in every direction you go. I could also understand it due to the difficulty of many of the trails.

However, you can hit all the trails on Drummond in two days of easy care free wheeling. They are rougher, but there is nothing there that would stop and mildly built rig except for a few deep water holes. Therefore, I don't see the need to spend that kind of coin to wheel there.

Events like DOA, or Snofari in West Branch, are like $50ish a person, which still isn't exactly cheap considering you're wheeling on public land, but you get to wheel with large groups of people, meet new friends, have an awesome banquet, and have the chance to win some cool swag so it's worth it. Especially if you don't know they area. However, I know Drummond Island very well, yet I still partake in DOA because atmosphere provided at big wheeling events. They provide entertainment beyond just wheeling. Then again, I wouldn't pay the kind of money the Jambo costs to be part of it either.

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A group from this wesite goes every October.
the jamboree. To much $$$$$$
I'm going to try for this meet this year for sure...

Less bugs, cooler temps, good fall colors (maybe/hopefully) and 7mos. to save for whatever gas will be by then
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I'm going to try for this meet this year for sure...

Less bugs, cooler temps, good fall colors (maybe/hopefully) and 7mos. to save for whatever gas will be by then
I went last August and the bugs where not that bad. I will be going again this year, just don't know when.
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I'd be interisted in going sometime in Early August... If anyone wanted to make a trip...
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I'd be interisted in going sometime in Early August... If anyone wanted to make a trip...
You should attend DOA then. August 17 / 18. Great times. Great people. Fairly inexpensive for a guided run.

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the jamboree. To much $$$$$$
Ditto. Too much $ for something you can easily do on your own.

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My parents have a place on DI and we have been up there a few times during the Jambo.

Based on the rigs that I've saw there its something good for entry, entry level people that probably have never taken their vehicles off the pavement before.

Although, with the advent of the bolt on JK I have to say there have been considerably more kinda aggressive looking rigs the past few years.

Either way its not something I'd pay for. Like was said above. You can see the majority of the island on your own for free or at something like DOA.

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