DTNS 2622 – All This And The Smurfs 2

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  1. I know from experience that the vast majority of Utah south of I-70 and east of about US-89 has very limited cell service. Since this includes Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Natural Bridges NM, Lake Powell NRA, Capitol Reef NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Arches NP, and Canyonlands NP, that turns out to be a real problem for tourists. This is exacerbated by the fact that most of that terrain has only poorly mapped gravel roads with virtually no signage.

    The same is true of much of the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico and most of the western Dakotas. Just a few weeks ago, I was doing some photography in the higher reaches of Rocky Mountain National Park, an area with thousands of visitors every day and within an hour of Denver Metro, and there was absolutely no cell service.

    Out here there’s a real use case for both dedicated GPS units and satellite communications. Of course in the canyons it can be very difficult to see enough GPS satellites to get a location even with a dedicated unit, so good paper maps are your only real recourse, especially if you’re not staying on pavement.

    That whole area can also kill you if you don’t treat it with respect, so be aware if you choose to visit. But it is also one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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