In the pleasant month of May, our family set out on a thrilling expedition to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, discovering the wonders of Whitmore Canyon with the TNTvans Camper Van Sprinter 170 4x4.
To reach Whitmore Canyon from St. George:
The route is rough. I call it a road. Some call it a trail. I don't know if I was the first driver to take a Sprinter van down to the Whitmore Campsite but I turned quite a few heads from all the Jeep and UTV owners who were taking in the view when I arrived. Most importantly, the resilient TNTvans DIY interior camper conversion kit endured the bumpy ride effortlessly.
About half way out, we stopped by Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse which was used until 1966. The original was unfortunately burned down and a re-creation has been erected.
Before reaching Whitmore Canyon, we passed by Bar 10 Ranch, a charming spot worth revisiting. Find more about Bar 10 Ranch here: Bar 10 Ranch
We slept with the rear doors open all night on the TNTvans 40" DIY Van Bed Kit and looked at the starts until we passed out.
Friday's sunset just couldn't be beat. I could write all day about it but words cannot describe what I saw and felt from the sky.
If you are looking for the most epic sunrise experience, this is it.
On Saturday, we descended 2,000 feet along the hiking trail into the Colorado River, we savored breathtaking sights and encountered fellow adventurers navigating the river by raft. The water was freezing but the temps were so hot I didn't mind.
All in all I recommend this trip to anyone. The views and the isolation are worth it. There no cell phone signal for hours from Whitmore.
Sunday marked our departure; as we packed up and bid adieu, we made a pit stop at Pa's Pocket, a charming spot nestled in Arizona's landscape.
We took one more picture by Whitmore International Airport and headed home.
written by - Hobie Smith