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Dennis McManus on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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Having never owned a cell phone, and having lived in Yellowstone for four years, I'm sorry cell phones work anywhere in the park. People are [...]

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Scott Lefler on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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Most cell phone use is non-emergency (like the people who call from the top of mountain peaks just to say they made it). Get a [...]

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Robin Kinney on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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Well said Susan Markley. I don't consider places that the tour buses drop off hundreds of people a day to be 'real wilderness'. Somebody on [...]

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Ralph Cutter on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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If someone really feels the need to have 24/7 contact with caregivers, they can always rent a sat phone by the week or even by [...]

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Quin Ourada on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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Sean hit the nail on the head. The coverage will be used only very rarely for real emergency. The remainder of the time it will [...]

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Sean Boerke on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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Count me among those who believe wilderness should be wild. Wild does not mean that you can call your buddy sitting in the office and [...]

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Susan Markley on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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I carry a cell phone, not because I expect it can bring me a rescue, but because I needed to be able to be reached [...]

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Tim Baker on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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This may sound unnecessarily callous but I believe we have plenty of people but we don't have plenty of real wilderness. This dependence on constant [...]

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Robin Kinney on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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1 well placed cell tower doesn't ruin the wilderness but it certainly can make the difference between life & death. Happy YNP is getting another. [...]

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Steve Snyder on Yellowstone tower reignites debate over cell phones in the backcountry

Krista Langlois | Aug 05, 2013 09:10 AM
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Having had to listen to spring-break teens yakk away at Vernal Falls in Yosemite AND having once gotten lost myself way in the backcountry of [...]

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