Originally Posted by richp
There have been reports of a signal when Desert View is in sight, and if you hike out of Phantom to the high ground toward Clear Creek. No personal experience with either location.
Not that I want it to happen, but I'm amazed somebody hasn't persuaded the Park to let them put a cell repeater at Phantom --
as a public safety measure, of course.
I'll be honest... it would take a certain level of stress out of my life if I could do a quick check to see what emails I missed and could call in to a few family members real quick. I know there is a phone down there that you can use calling cards, but that is a pain.
I know the last time I went down, my mom (who is starting to get forgetful and mixes up dates easily) called the NPS and freaked out because she thought I died or something even though it was a week before I was supposed to be back in Civilization.
Very seriously considering getting an Inreach device before my next trip because of that. I think a sat phone is too expensive, and might freak her out when it drops out.
Interesting to hear that there is a few spots. I guess I could understand the possibility at Desert View.