Nov. 20th – 2009 – Cell phone coverage enhanced in Lake Mead Area ….(this news brief was posted in The View this week) Verizon Wireless expanded its network coverage and capacity in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, enhancing a number of services for customers, the company announced. The move allows customers to make calls and send e-mails, text messages and pictures, as well as access the Web in a territory where services may not have been previously accessible. For more information, visit verizonwireless.com.
NOTE: Cell phone coverage has been an issue among some trail users. This enhancement may bring improvements along that portion of the River Mountains Loop Trail within the Lake Mead Recreation Area . Alway be prepared and if traveling or riding alone let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
From a trail enjoyment and safety point of view we suggest cell phones be used for emergencies only. Remember you are on the trail for peace and quiet; recreation; fresh air; so keep your mind and eyes on the trail ahead…..:)