In case of home emergency on a Friday you may contact the leader on the trail.
If you get no answer try one of the other phones which may also be on the hike. Reception may vary by provider.
The official Rambler's cell phone was originally bought to call for help in the event of an accident on the trail but is now obsolete.
After an incident on the Ridge some years ago, no one there could contact the husband on the trail when his
wife had to go to Emergency, so it was decided to post the number on the home page of the Ramblers' site.
Now many leaders carry their own mobiles so the need for an official phone is gone.
Any fairly regular Ramblers are also welcome to offer their cell numbers as backup.
We have needed this ability only once in the past 13 years but it could be your turn next.