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Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 9, 2018 - 06:56am PT
Hey TACO's:

My wife and I are itching to get out of Bishop for a while. The smoke is really bringing us down. But BAd Wife does have to put in a few hours work most days, so she needs a wifi connection. We can spend more than half the day hiking, climbing, chillaxing, but she's gotta be connected for about four hours.

Any suggestions for some place that fits this bill, no smoke, and is not epic far from the East Side?

Cough. Cough.

BAd
Nanobody

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 07:05am PT
Maybe SLO? I think the smoke is covering most of the state right now. Book a flight to Vancouver and spend a week or 2 in Squamish

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 07:16am PT
No smoke here and a lotta rock!

Credit: Reilly
Oh, dunno bout wifi in that little village but super gud wifi is a 30 minute ferry ride away.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2018 - 07:17am PT
Norway? That's a tough drive for a couple of weeks. Heh.

BAd
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 07:30am PT
10 hours, braj! Pretty cheap flights on Norwegian Air!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 07:51am PT
Vedauwoo

Laramie is very close, the interstate has good cell connections
lots of climbing and hiking in the general vicinity

I haven't heard of any smoke
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Aug 9, 2018 - 08:22am PT
How is the summer climbing in the canyons above SLC? Good stuff in both Little and Big Cottonwood.
Mike.

climber
Aug 9, 2018 - 08:33am PT
Use a phone as a hotspot anywhere you get phone, no need for wifi.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2018 - 09:59am PT
Yeah, considered that, Mike, but we don't have unlimited plans, so data would get expensive.

Looking into Ten Sleep. Stay at RV park? Looks like you can camp at the Brewery way cheap and free wifi?

BAd
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:05am PT
You could get to Norway quicker than Ten Sleep. jess sayin’... 😉
Jer_

Sport climber
Seattle
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:14am PT
I suggest Squamish, BC. Amazing, climbing, and tons of it. Easy to get wifi in town, and a lot of climbing areas (The Chief, Smoke Bluffs, Merrin, the falls) are basically IN town. You could spring for the municipal-esque "Shaw Wireless" subscription and work from anywhere (probably some decent service at the Smoke bluffs!), or just hit up all the cafes and link up! (Personal favorite is Cloudburst--peaceful environment, with ample outdoor seating).
Mike.

climber
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:16am PT
Got ya. I'd still consider it if you don't have lots of data to move around. It probably opens up possibilities, and maybe eliminates some unknowns. Good luck...


I found that relying on "free wifi" can be a bad choice.

+1
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:18am PT
How much data can you need for 2 weeks? You can purchase additional data too. I found that relying on "free wifi" can be a bad choice. Some websites (like Paypal) will not allow connections on sketch service
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:19am PT
Hey reilly, I think you need to tell us one more time how you went to Norway and climbed a lot of cool stuff.
Please tell us again!


Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:22am PT
wrong thread, but short joke

Reilly went to Europe to buy a car because that was the only place he could find inside windshield wipers
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:33am PT
OK, Anita, last time...

Credit: Reilly
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Aug 9, 2018 - 01:34pm PT
Flagstaff. Lots of half day options available near a university town. Northern NM is a little hazy but overall air quality looks better than California right now (the Southwest typically has an earlier fire season that ends in early July or so) Lots of half day climbing options around Santa Fe and Taos.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2018 - 07:18pm PT
Hadn't considered Flag. Interesting point re. fire season in the SW. Guess the monsoons dampen stuff up. Right now, we're leaning towards 10 Sleep and prolly spring for the nice RV park in town. Looks like a really fun cragging area with many sun/shade options.

BAd
xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 9, 2018 - 08:09pm PT
if that's your deal why not run the cellular plan that lets you serve your computer from your phone?
monolith

climber
state of being
Aug 9, 2018 - 09:07pm PT
If you have comcast internet, you can use Xfinity wifi hotspots, which are quite common. The hotspots are not just at cafes, but you can find them in residential areas as well. Anywhere comcast cable goes, there is often a wifi hotspot nearby.
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