TJ Bosworth

Mapping Crew - Utah
Trail Reviews: 15100 points
Questions Answered: 2000 points

My Profile

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 (6)

(within last 6 months)
Mary Ellen Gulch (08/24/2021)
Due to multiple reviews and comments, this trail has been updated in difficulty to a 5-5 from a 3-3. This guide is priority for our writers to get back to and update the entire guide.
Millville Canyon (07/01/2021)
The trail has been repaired by the forest service and is now open!
East Tintic Mountain Quarry Spur (06/05/2021)
Enjoyed a nice day out and didn't see another person out here. Ran the spur to get some updated pictures.
Fixit Pass (04/24/2021)
Finally got out to confirm the accusations (on Facebook as well as a review from Rod below) that this trail had been "fixed" or graded. Yes it has been. The trail guide will be updated with new photos and a matching drop rating. It is sad to see it go. I feel like grading this trail was a waste of money, as most people probably preferred the challenge, and that difficulty kept the trail a little less busy in return. Now, this trail will be run by everyone and likely show it. Sad to see one of the only "difficult" trails in the Swell fixed.
Behind the Reef (04/10/2021)
Ran this trail to WP 18 to reach all of the hikes. Did Crack and Chute Saturday and Little Wild Horse and Bell Sunday. What a fun and full weekend! This trail is still stunning the second time through. Tons of people on Temple Mountain but not super crazy down this route. Didn't see a soul on Crack and Chute but LWH and Bell were busy as ever. Incredible weekend.
Hole in the Rock Trail (03/20/2021)
Finally got a chance to run this trail since its been on my bucket list. Man, it did not disappoint! Hands down one of the most epic trips I have ever done. The trail was difficult enough to beat my vehicle, but not enough that we had any breakages or issues. The multiday camping was incredible and we managed to get good weather for the entire trip with the exception of the final night, where winds were probably 40+ mph all evening and night. Made for a good time setting up tents. All in all, I cannot recommend this trail enough to anybody who likes a good challenge but wants to do a longer trip than just a few hours.

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