Jeep Jamboree Tackles Stony Lonesome
Late this September, Jeep enthusiasts converged on Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Cullman County, a 1,456+ acre park located in the northern-central part of Alabama. An acclaimed destination for rock crawlers, equestrians, hikers and bikers, the Jeep Jamboree made sure to make it a stop for the 2016 season’s circuit.
“There are people here from all over the country,” Stony Lonesome Director Doug Davenport told the Cullman Times before the event’s start in September. “It’s a big event. There are folks already staying in the cabins, and we’ve still got people coming in.”
With a Trail Rating of 3-9, Stony Lonesome proved to be a great location for the jamboree, providing easier trails, like the Armadillo Run, all the way up through tougher outings, like the Grizzly Trail. The park’s wide array of activities and broad spectrum of trail difficulties has always made Stony Lonesome a popular event, with 2016 being the circuit’s seventh time visiting Cullman County.
And while the Jeep vehicles themselves have evolved and changed over the years, Jamboree events are always a great reminder of the long-standing traditions associated with the Jeep brand. Started by Mark A. Smith in 1953 and joined by Willys Motors in 1954, Jeep Jamboree USA off-road weekends continue to challenge, inspire and bring together off-road enthusiasts from around the country.
The 2016 Jeep Jamboree circuit finishes up in late October with a tamer but incredibly scenic run through Monument Valley near the Arizona-Utah border. For more information about next year’s Jeep Jamboree circuit, be sure to check out their website.
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