Very true Demo Dave. Sometimes it feels like we have technology overload and
nature is one place where you can get away from that. It's very peaceful.
I spent a week in Yellowstone last July. I turned my phone off before I entered
the park and stuck it in the glove box (there was no service, but I would have
done it anyway). It was wonderful! A week of solace and solitude without the
constant intrusion of moronic discourse that most of our conversations consist
of. Can you imagine being at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and
having to listen to the inane phone chatter of a thousand people who don't
have their priorities straight? Like a 40 foot RV, if you can't
go "camping" without Wi-fi, you probably shouldn't leave your
This opinion seems a bit extreme. This is America. We have the freedom to talk
on the phone when we want to. If the author doesn't like it, he can turn
his phone off or leave it at home.
Yes, let's ban all techology from parks, starting with vehicles and guns.
I wonder if backpacking a tent might be too much. Could scare the deer and the
bears you know. And all those beer cans and coolers, we could all do without
Oh I am sorry..... why don't we ban the RV then, since it would be
blocking your view... and those loud colored tents.... eye sores. in fact, I
think we should have kid free days. They eld or what ever you were stalking,
those dang little kids scare them off way before any phone would. While were at
it, those Harley Davidson motorcycles, way too loud. Better yet, lets just ban
all cars... those summer traffic jams ruin the ambiance so much. Or... the only
reason there are so many cars, is there are so many people.... if we ban the
people, problem solved.
Is it wifi or cel service that they want to upgrade? I'm thinking it's
cel service, which would be nice to see upgraded. Especially along the US2
corridor thorough Glacier, which is a throughfare, not just a park road.
I would like both modes at the parks--one with wi-fi and one without. When I
want to be without it I just turn my device off.