[pct-l] Advice about hike

Jay Bruins jbruins at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 19:49:21 CST 2016

> On Feb 24, 2016, at 3:19 PM, John Casterline <tnx4asking at gmail.com> wrote:
> Even if no phone signal, Half Mile's app works.  

Good point!

> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 4:12 PM, Jay Bruins <jbruins at gmail.com <mailto:jbruins at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Beldon was the only place I can name where I had coverage on Verizon that AT&T didn't have.
> Having hiked in the Sierra for years (mostly around near Edison Lake), I can tell you that my family's AT&T has always been more reliable.
> Verizon does not work at Lake Morena, which made communicating at kickoff a challenge.
> Halfmile has coverage information I believe if you want other data points.

I dug up the link to Halfmile’s coverage report:

> Armstrong
> > On Feb 24, 2016, at 12:15 PM, marmot marmot <marmotwestvanc at hotmail.com <mailto:marmotwestvanc at hotmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Travis
> > Unless something has changed from last year AT&T has the worst reputation for service on the trail. You will not get service everyday. But I usually got it when I was at the top of a ridge.  Hardly at all in the Sierra. Most towns are at the bottom of a valley--not much service.
> > Best of luck on your hike
> > Marmot

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