Wireless reception isn’t completely widespread, though. There are many locations along the trail where reception is limited or non-existent. Sometimes it’s only available near the tops of mountains.
I’m not obsessive about checking for a connection, so I often miss opportunities to check my messages and the weather, the two main tasks I have for getting on my phone.
I missed a chance to look at the forecast today, but it wasn’t difficult to tell what it was going to be.
Hot, followed by extended periods of hot. Humidity: a lot.