Here’s a map containing some key markers related to Amy’s disappearance.
Marked are the locations of Amy’s car, the found pen and confirmed cadaver dog indications in the area. (Those dog hits were made several years later)
The ‘Burnt Gulch Road’ is a local reference to Forest Service Road #305.
If you play with the map, you’ll see that Burnt Gulch itself runs about two miles from Forest Service Road #352 south to the marshy beaver ponds at the base of Meyer Outlook (which is the highest point in the area). The only camping in Burnt Gulch is in the area near where the Eaton family site is reported to have been.
The distance between Amy’s car and the Eaton site along the forest service road is about 1 mile.
Here’s a 3D view of the area (via Google Earth)
Amy was apparently in the area planning a new 10k road race on the day she disappeared. The #3001K turnoff at Frye Lake is 6.4 miles (almost exactly 10k) from the Louis Lake Road parking area. It’s a near perfect 10k race route from the parking area, up the switchbacks, and down the stretch along the lake. Yet Amy’s car found 2.5 miles further down the road.
For more information on suspected serial killer Dale Wayne Eaton, listen to Season 1 – Episode 2
Thanks to local journalist Jerrad Anderson for providing these photos of the area.
For added perspective, here is where Amy’s car was found (left) and the meadow searched by the sheriff’s department following cadaver dog indications.
(Circled landmark is Meyer Lookout, the area’s highest point)
This is the Frye Lake parking area (finish line of Amy’s planned 10k race)
General area where the pen was found.