The Arizona Strip and the Parashant are isolated areas North of the Grand Canyon. Far from any Interstate highways, it is as beautiful as it is remote. On this 7 day trip with over 400 miles of driving, we did not encounter any paved roads.
I would have posted this sooner, but the day after I got back home, our house was robbed and my laptop was stolen. The thief broke in though a bathroom window mid-day on a Sunday. My laptop bag was under the desk in the study and my camera bag was on top of the desk. The camera bag had my camera and all the memory cards from this trip and I had not yet backed them up. I was happy he did not steal the camera bag. He probably thought the bag was too small or something. Anyway, my laptop along with my Inmarsat Sabre1 was in my laptop bag and they were gone. If I had to choose between the laptop and the camera bag, I'd pick loosing the laptop. I had recent backups and the laptop was almost 2 years old. The Police were at our front door when we arrived back home, our house alarm had notified them of the break in. I'm sure more would have been stolen if it weren't for the loud siren that sounded once he tripped the alarm's motion detector in our home. The next day the police called and said that they had recovered my laptop bag, without the laptop and my checkbook. The Inmarsat Sabre1 was inside the recovered bag! I'm sure the thief had no idea what is was.
Anyway, after buying a new laptop, reinstalling all the software and restoring my backup I just never got around to posting this trip report.
Here is the map of our October 2008 trip:
Near the Savanic Mine:
We camped the first night at Grand Gulch Mine:
Note: All photos link back to Flickr where you can see a larger version.