Your cellphone will work on your Grand Canyon river trip … as a camera. And as a video camera. As a music player. It will work as a dandy little coaster for your cocktail, if you remember to bring a waterproof case for it.
But your cellphone will NOT work as a phone. It will not work as an email checker, or as a Snapchatter. You will not be able to make video calls while you’re 1 vertical mile below the rim of Grand Canyon. You will not be able to post your location to Facebook, or to check in at the Nankoweap Granaries Gym. You are off the grid, folks.
But that’s OK. In fact, we think that’s kind of great. Being off the grid doesn’t mean you’re in danger of anything, other than the danger of never wanting to return to the trappings of modern society.
So go ahead and bring your cellphone on the river with you! We’ve even got a charger you can use. Just don’t expect to catch up with Nana every night to remind her to water the house plants for you.