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Cell Phone Reception at VVR or Public Phone?

Postby dharter » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:23 pm

Any cell service in that area or do they have a public phone?
Thanks.
Doug



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cell phone service at VVR

Postby cherron » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:38 am

VVR has a phone that you can use for a minimal charge. Otherwise, there is no service there-that I remember. They are very accomodating and the fees are not too expensive. They also have a drum of stuff that others hikers leave behind, in case you find yourself short on something.

Muir Trail ranch also has a barrel of some stuff and you can also leave things there that may be weighing you down that you find you don't need. They will also take your trash items or recycle items for no additional fee.

Definetly visit the hot springs at Mono Hot springs, if you have time and can thumb a ride down the road. Also Muir Trail ranch hot pools are very nice, but the camping around that area is very impacted. If you camp there, better to cross the river and stay on the hot pool side, as many don't go to the extra effort.
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Postby Take-a-Hike » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:02 pm

I've been to VVR twice, don't recall ever getting cell reception. But, also, don't remember trying either.
For whatever reason, first b pack trip ever, went to Mott Lake from VVR, got up there, turned the cell on, it worked. Called my dad in NY. Don't know why it was only place I've been in Sierras, (not been to a whole lot though), that cell worked...but then, dont try a whole lot either. And I recall that they did have a phone for use at the resort. They are very accomodating folks there.
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