i have not had the chance to go anywhere more south than MI.
i know very few people with rigs and would not want to go on my own.
i dont think it would be that big of a deal, given that there is plenty of people around there and i would think cell phones work.
i have been up in canada in some nerve racking spots with noone around for miles with no cell phones.
and on top of that it was just me and my brother im my jeep alone.
so given the chance to go with people. i dont see not trying anything if you have people to help you.