CHRISTIAN ERIC PROBASCO
Christian Eric Probasco is a truck driver and a writer, but mostly a writer. He is a
former managing editor of the Sanpete Messenger in Manti, Utah. He has written for
the Salt Lake Tribune, the Deseret News, New West Network, Off-Road Adventure,
Utah’s Sports Guide, Salt Lake's City Weekly, American Survival Magazine, Route 66
Magazine, Canyon Country Zephyr and Mountain Gazette Magazine.
Probasco is the author of Highway 12, published by Utah State University, about
Utah's only All-American Road. He has worked as the public relations writer for the
Sanpete Travel and Heritage Council and Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area.
He was born in Twentynine Palms, California and raised in Valparaiso Indiana. He
moved to Salt Lake City in 1986. He studied English Literature, journalism, political
science and philosophy at the University of Utah. He has lived in Flagstaff and Mesa
in Arizona, Las Vegas and Henderson in Nevada and Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
He and his wife Sarah and son live in Salt Lake City. He does most of his exploring in
the Heep, a notoriously unreliable CJ-5. In his spare time, when he is not fixing the
Heep, he paints buffalo skulls and photographs boxcars.
STATS: '81 CJ-5, 151
engine, 3.31 gears,
Dana 300 transfer, Dana
44 axle. Appr. 300k
CONDITION: The Heep
is on its 4th engine, 4th
rear axle, 2nd
wheels, new halftop