TJ Bosworth

Mapping Crew - Utah
Trail Reviews: 14400 points
Questions Answered: 1750 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • (5" lift, 35" tires)
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he's only been off-roading since he was 16 but fell in love immediately. He attended college in Denver for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management and wheeled in Colorado for 4 years, but ended up moving back home to Salt Lake City. He currently works in an off-road shop and spends his free time doing anything he can to stay busy, which is usually working on his jeep or playing music. Outside of off-roading, he is an avid whitewater rafter and outdoor cook. Camping at least every other weekend in any season is a normal year. The further from civilization, the better. Bring on the memories!

My Garage (1)

Lift Size: 5"
Tire Size: 35"
When he was 16, he had his choice of vehicle. Deciding between a number of more practical vehicles, he settled on his first and current jeep, a 97 Jeep TJ. Flame red, 5 speed, I6 sitting on 4 inches and 33" MTR's. He quickly learned how Jeeps are an addiction and suddenly, had started a list of things he wanted or needed for his jeep. Being a full-time student, he didn't have too much time to work and couldn't find a high paying job, so mods were few and far between. By the time he hit college, he had a better paying job and the money started to add up. Skip a few years and here he is: 1997 Jeep TJ Read My Lips red, 5 speed I6, 130xxx miles. 4.5-inch Metalcloak Dual Rate springs with a custom 3/4 link long arm using Teraflex joints, home built trusses on a dana 30/8.8 locked with ARB's and 4.88's. 35" Dick Cepek crushers on black steelies. Metalcloak frame built bumper with an 8k Smittybilt winch. Metalcloak rear tire carrier/bumper with matching spare, 60" hi-lift, ax, shovel, and 4-gallon Rotopax can. ZJ cloth power seats. A few lights here and there. Monstalined inside/underside/and outside. Built-in solar charging using Flexopower pannels and an onboard hot water system with a fully lit kitchen equipt with Dometic fridge and two drop down work surfaces.

My Trail Reviews (30)

(within last 6 months)
Hidden Splendor (09/19/2020)
Absolutely gorgeous trail. It is very easy and was recently graded. Highly recommend it if you are in the area. Plan extra time to take in the sights!
Temple Mine (09/19/2020)
Beautiful trail. Absolute must-do if you are looking for some history in this part of the Swell. I did notice the review of the washout, however, this trail was easily completed in my TJ, as well as a JL in our group without issue. This is one of those trails that can change drastically with any given storm, unfortunately.
North Temple Wash (09/19/2020)
Great little trail with incredible camping. Didn't have as much traffic as usual which was nice. It had been graded so the "hardest" part was still 2wd which was a little disappointing, but still highly recommend if you are wanting to take in more of the great views of this part of the Swell.
McKay Flat Road (09/19/2020)
Nothing special on its own, however, it does provide access to 2 of the more beautiful trails in the area and also makes a good place to basecamp. You can also see lots of wildlife along this trail if you are paying attention.
Murdock Basin Road (08/20/2020)
The trail is now open. Forest Service is telling people to watch for fire weakened trees, loose debris, and post fire conditions. Also note that fires are only legal in designated campground with fire rings. Fires are not allowed while dispersed camping!
Norway Flat (08/15/2020)
Norway Flat and all connecting trails are CLOSED due to the Shingle Creek Fire. Please AVOID THE AREA!
Murdock Basin Road (08/02/2020)
I've run this trail in the past and enjoyed it. It is, however, once again, on fire... IT IS CLOSED temporarily. Fire is only 5% contained as of Sunday afternoon (Fire started friday).
Pit and Page S (08/01/2020)
Cool trail for the views and you will likely not see another person even on the weekend. The "obstacles" near the end kept things a little interesting, but still weren't anything to worry about. Just enough to pay attention. I could see this trail becoming very hard with a good rain due to the incline/decline.
Pit and Page Hill (08/01/2020)
Very nice peaceful drive on a busy weekend for the area. Didn't see another soul until the return trip. The views were a bit hard to find through the trees but there are a few spots to get a good photo. Camping options were alright. The grounds were not ideal for ground tents but you would likely be alone which is always a bonus. Definitely worth a check out if you are trying to avoid people.
Alexander 5 (08/01/2020)
This is one of the many spurs to access Alexander Lake. It seemed a little less used than the others, but there were still a lot of cars at the end. The campsite at the end was quite nice, but again, could be busy on a weekend. The drive had a few pretty decent views and travels through an old burn scar as well.
Alexander 6 (08/01/2020)
Nice little trail to get you closer to the lake (direct access requires another short spur). There was a big campsite at the end, however, this trail sees a lot of traffic so I would be hesitant to camp anywhere along this one.
Frog Pond (08/01/2020)
Nothing too exciting of a trail. It did have a few good camping options that were all open even on a busy weekend, so it would probably be a bit quieter than other sites in the area. They were all fairly small sites.
Long Canyon (07/27/2020)
There has been a report of a mudslide on the trail, with the person stating that the trail is now impassable. The section affected is right at Waypoint 7 down to the tunnel. It is stated that the debris of the slide made it down to/close to the tunnel itself. Hopefully, the trail will be repaired soon.
Iron Mine Lake (07/11/2020)
Really nice trail in the Uintas. Gives you access to a lot of different activities. It is well maintained so consider the terrain "boring" but it's worth it if you are looking to escape the city heat and enjoy the mountains.
Iron Mine Lake A (07/11/2020)
Gives you another nice view of the lake. The camping on this side is nice, but close together. It would be a good option on a weekday but good luck on a weekend.
Barney Powell Mine (07/11/2020)
Nothing too exciting of a trail. Just a nice option to kill some more time, and definitely gets less of a crowd than other trails in the area.
Iron Mine Dispersed 1 (07/11/2020)
The trail itself is nothing exciting as it is well maintained. The camping could be nice, but you will likely not be alone.
Jennifer's Mine (07/11/2020)
The trail was a bit disappointing as it appears to travel much further according to most maps. However, the camping at the end looked peaceful and isolated from most other camping in the area.
FR 949A (07/11/2020)
A little disappointing but it would definitely be away from the crowds if you found a suitable campsite among the rocky ground.
Cobble Creek (07/11/2020)
This trail was a bit more satisfying than Iron Mine Lake. The trail was only maintained about halfway so the remaining portion had a few slowdowns with rocky hills and the water crossings. The viewpoint at the end was really nice, but there was already a group there so we just turned around and headed back down.
Iron Mine Camp Spur (07/11/2020)
Nothing more than just a spur to a campsite. It does look peaceful, but I bet the bugs would be bad. There are better options but this one is par.
E South Sand Bench Loop (05/30/2020)
This trail was highly disappointing. It was very desolate and the camping wasn't great either. The only thing enjoyable was the isolation from other people. Still wouldn't recommend it though unless you just want an easy cruise to kill time.
Horn Silver Gulch (Dutch Flat Road) (05/30/2020)
Used this trail to access Dog Hollow Reservoir and NF-3498 (Not yet published). The trail is still nicely maintained to the kiosk making for a quick drive. I actually didn't realize how nice the camping is near the beginning off in the trees to the right before you start dropping down the hills (About 2 miles in). It was really nice to watch the storms roll by.
E South Sand Bench Spur (05/30/2020)
Basic boring trail. There was nothing exciting and no camping really.
Dog Hollow Reservoir (05/30/2020)
Nothing exciting or overly scenic compared to other trails in the area. Only worth it if you have some time to kill or your only goal is to be away from people. Didn't see a single soul all weekend in this region.
Dog Hollow Reservoir Alternate (05/30/2020)
This trail added an obstacle to an otherwise boring day. It was very scenic although short. The exit out of the wash wasn't difficult, but it could definitely catch people by surprise if a recent storm washed away the easy way out. it's worth checking out if you are in the area and want something else to run, but I wouldn't plan extra time just to see this trail itself.
Millville Canyon (05/28/2020)
**Millville Canyon is closed indefinitely approximately 1.25 miles beyond Waypoint 7 - Scenic/Top of Millville Canyon/Leatham Hollow.** There was a landslide that has caused significant damage, so the Forest Service has closed the trail at the top of Millville Canyon (Waypoint 7 in this guide).
Twelvemile Pass (04/18/2020)
Nothing exciting. Just an access road to other trails.
Bell Canyon (04/18/2020)
Nothing exciting. Really just something to kill time.
Nutty Putty Cave (03/22/2020)
Cool area for a little adventure. The history of the cave was quite interesting to research. The trail itself provided enough entertainment for a little bit, but hey, you're away from the city right?. Check it out if you're in the area.

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