CHRISTIAN ERIC PROBASCO
Christian Eric Probasco is an associate editor with the Sanpete Messenger. Probasco
has written for the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, New West Network, Off-Road
Adventure, Utah’s Sports Guide, Salt Lake's City Weekly, American Survival Magazine,
Route 66 Magazine, the Canyon Country Zephyr and Mountain Gazette Magazine.
He is the author of the book 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.
Probasco was born in Twentynine Palms, Calif. 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, Ariz., Mesa,
Ariz., Las Vegas, Nev. and Henderson, Nev.
He and his wife Sarah and son now reside in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. 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
Doing general repairs to
keep it running.