This might be jumping the gun a little bit, but I finish my 4 yr BTh next year, and I want to take the DW and DD on a trip to celebrate. We love camping, and I haven't had much opportunity to explore the U.S. I thought I would take them camping down to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Why the North Rim? I don't want to drive all the way to the south, and I hear that the altitude of the NR will give us more home like temps. Some questions for all of you experienced campers in that area... 1. I will be towing our PUP 21hrs straight south from Calgary. I figured we break that drive up and do at least one, if not two overnight stops before our destination. Where would be the best places (not off the beaten path) to do these overnight stops? http://goo.gl/maps/1KOxn is what google suggests for the drive. 2. Climate wise, we are Canadians, and I like the Alberta climate, not too hot, if you know what I mean. I was thinking of May of June for the trip so the summer temps won't yet be in full heat? What do you think of this? I'm hoping to camp when the norms would be around 25-30C. (The TV has A/C, but not the PUP) 3. What campgrounds on the North Rim should I be looking at, and what are average prices for a night? 4. My DW is a bit nervous of certain types of creatures, what are the chances of a venomous critter chilling with us while we camp? I told here we wouldn't necessarily see rattlesankes, but TBH, I don't really know... 5. What should I expect crossing the border with my loaded PUP on behind? Do they like to dig into things like that or am I getting paranoid? Like I said, I know this is pretty far in advance, but I want to plan a big trip like this properly. Thanks in advance for reading and helping. Cheers.