8a is usually great, better than some paved roads in places, better early in the year as long as no snow storms coming through, road surface should be set good.
Also 8a does have a little bit of regular passenger vehicle travel due to the fact it is a 45 mile shortcut and good enough condition that alot of locals use it instead of the pavement. Might get lucky and get some cell signal on a few of the high spots but generally not (I dont think it is any better on the nearby paved roads). I have never felt isolated out there, it is remote but as long as it is not snowed shut there is enough traffic to see somebody every couple hours or better all the times i've been on it (normal daylight hours). Have fun and as long as somebody knows your route/whereabouts I wouldnt worry too much.
LetItRoll screwed with this post 02-07-2013 at 08:43 PM