It’s Getting Harder to Unplug in the Woods

And that’s not always a bad thing.

Chris L. Robinson
2 min readOct 23, 2021

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Photo of Manistee River by Author

Five years ago, there was little chance that I would have had cell phone reception on most of the backpacking trails I hiked. This was true even though many of them were no more than a hour or so out of mid-sized cities.

But I am writing this piece (well, starting anyway) while under a tarp in a rainstorm on…

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Chris L. Robinson

Top Writer in Parenting, and Food. I write about masculinity, fatherhood, family, and relationships.