Frustations from the trail

When I decided to go on the trail, I decided NOT to have a cell phone.  I figured that the reception wouldn’t be there when I needed it.  I didn’t have a smart phone and wasn’t text-ing so didn’t see the need nor did I want to pay a bill every month.  So my solution was to get a 7-inch tablet with wi-fi.  This worked great at work, at home, at Starbucks, but hasn’t worked so well on the trail.  There is no wi-fi on the trail and when we’ve picked up mail-drops in towns or at hostels, several of these places didn’t have wi-fi or even phone service.  So I’ve been frustrated in not being able to post as much as I would have liked to.  Maybe it will get better.

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About prairiedog2013

Grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but currently lives in Metro New York. Was a day-hiker years ago, but will soon be a thru-hiker. Loves the outdoors and is looking forward to hiking the Appalachian Trail.
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One Response to Frustations from the trail

  1. songbirdknits says:

    Wouldn’t mind being off the grid for my cell….one thing if you choose, another if it’s forced on you. Hope future towns have better wifi

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