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TJ Bosworth

Crew Leader - Utah

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 my 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 Builds

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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.

Recent Trip Reports

The Barracks Trail 10-11-2017

This is absolutely one of my favorite trails I have done recently. There were two vehicles on an overnight trip. The first part of the trail with all of the creek crossings was really cool. I wish there had been a bit more water, but there was still enough to splash around in. The sand hill was extremely intimidating. With the other driver being a little less experienced, we decided that I would drive her jeep up the hill. She had bald street tires aired down to about 10 psi and no lockers. Oddly enough, I gave it some momentum and kept it steady all the way up the easy part of the hill. After I ran back down, I took a shot in my jeep on new mud terrains aired down to 14 psi and locked front and rear. I managed to get stopped on the turn. Luckily, my tires were able to keep grabbing and with a lot of RPM’s I slowly made my way to the solid track to the right of the hill and up the final bit. This is the quick lesson that airing down significantly increases your chances in sandy situations. After the sand hill, there are a few rocky patches and even another smaller sand hill, yet no match for the big one. After all of this excitement, the scenery just gets better. We camped out at the south valley overlook. Weather was nice and cool with a small breeze, just perfect all night long. The remaining bit of the trail was simple and quick. We stopped and had lunch at Sammie's Chuck Wagon in Orderville. Highly recommend if you are passing through.

Salt Creek Canyon 09-29-2017

It was a beautiful sunny day in Canyonlands. Part of the group decided to go out on a hike, which left a few of us with preventative injuries to stay back and explore by motor. We were able to walk into the visitor center and get a permit for Salt Creek Canyon without any issues and only passed one other vehicle on the trail. Recent storms had completely wiped out Horse Canyon, so we were only able to run the one trail. There was a large amount of water still standing along the trail considering the season. The water almost came into one of the jeeps on a 4” lift and 33’s! Luckily, the bottom of the wash bed wasn’t slick and it did not cause any issues other than questioning its depth. The camping at the end would be pretty incredible to get away from the crowds of the park. I would highly recommend this trail if you are in the area. Just remember to fill up in Moab or Monticello before heading toward the park!

Colorado River Overlook Alternate Route 09-30-2017

We decided to run this trail as the way out to the overlook. Other than the first and second obstacles, there wasn’t too much to test our jeeps. The scenery was incredible and it was cool to drive across the desert with so many small washouts. It would be awesome to see in a rain storm if you could stay safe. Make sure to be alert as some of these washouts can stay hidden until the last second and end up being very steep. I would recommend this in addition to the overlook trail for a good half day of exploring.


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