Better known as ImNoSaint on Expedition Portal and other forums, Eric Young writes and shoots for UTADV. He and his companion Mindy have been adventuring since they met in 2004, on kayaks, cruisers and superbikes, sports cars, and special-built SUVs for overland travel.
Young is a Professor of Media Studies in St. George and has produced and directed in motion picture production since 1990. Mindy is the director of a corporate child development center in Salt Lake City. So, Eric has a bit of commute on the weekends.
To stave off the boredom of slabbing I-15 and to hedge against fuel costs, Eric procured a Kawasaki KLR650 and more recently, a Triumph Tiger 800 XC and is building it to explore Utah’s backcountry – Highways 12, 24 and 89, the Grand Staircase, Moab to Capitol Reef, Skutumpah Road, dozens of BLM trails, and of course, Bryce and Zion national Parks.
When the weather turns the commute is made in the Nomad, a 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, purpose built for camping and overlanding.
This is the chronicle of that build.