Originally Posted by crankshaft
Make sure you have a crew or someone keeping tabs on you. The area is in a no cell area, because of the radio telescopes at the near by research center.
If you get stuck in the bush, nobody will know where you are and you won't be able to call. Handheld HAM might be a good idea.
Snowshoe has some cell reception, though you may have to stand on a big pile of dirt in the parking lot to find it. SPOT trackers and the like still work out here.