goTenna Stories

These are tales from the mesh: explore our community's adventures using goTenna and goTenna Mesh to explore, travel, rally, and stay connected on all adventures — no service required! Share stories and pictures with us directly & share the love on social by tagging us and using #goTenna IMeshYou.

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Southern Africa

While leading a Photo Safari in remote areas of Southern Africa, Expedition Leaders Rikki & Jack used goTennas to coordinate wildlife sightings and photo ops, and for more practical aspects of trip leading — like finding a duffel bag delivered to the wrong tent.

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Carine used goTenna Mesh while visiting the spectacular 400-foot-high Cliffs of Moher in western Ireland.

Island Beach State Park

Jude and family staying in touch in New Jersey's Island Beach State Park, which contains close to ten miles of sandy beach, dense maritime forests, and rolling sand dunes. Experienced over 5 miles range on sections of the island.

Crane Lake

Baratunde enjoyed a holiday weekend of fishing and exploring at the pristine Crane Lake in Minnesota's Kabetogama State Forest.

Monument Valley

Jordan and Brad explored Arizona's Monument Valley, an iconic part of the American landscape and a remote natural wonder.

Abiqua Falls

To get to the Abiqua Falls, one must hike a mile down an unmarked trail. As Connor and his friends found out, it's totally worth it for the view.

Great Wall of China

Kristy and Chuck spend considerable time traveling internationally — here at The Great Wall of China — and keep goTennas on hand whenever they're adventuring.

Barcelona, Spain

goTenna Mesh is a perfect tool for communicating with your group in remote areas, or on overseas trips. Duncan and his climbing crew did both, testing the device for us on a recent rock climbing excursion outside Barcelona, Spain.


Wildfires often occur in remote wilderness lacking in communications infrastructure. The Boulder Fire-Rescue wildland fire division conducted a series of field tests using goTenna in order to increase the resiliency of their off-grid communications options.

Mojave Desert

Sequoia Life Design's group solo retreats allow the women in attendance to disconnect and spend time alone in nature, while maintaining a team-based support system. The group used goTennas to stay in touch on their retreat to California's Mojave Desert.

Horseshoe Bend

The Overlook at Horseshoe Bend offers a spectacular view of the Colorado River from atop the cliffs surrounding the 1000-foot deep ravine. Brad hiked to the site to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking scenery.


It's important for the goTenna team to get feedback from users in all types of environments, including urban areas. Here, one goTenna Mesh beta tester sends out a message while testing the device near Sacramento.

Green Mountain Reservoir

Some of the best freshwater fishing happens in the canyons west of Denver, as ice melts and winter transitions into spring. Jon, a fly fisherman, used his goTennas while navigating the waters below Green Mountain Reservoir on an early spring outing.

Lake Tahoe

Shred the gnar! Anthony and his ski buddies made fresh tracks while shooting footage in the areas surrounding Lake Tahoe. They also stopped to take in some sights of the lake.

Yosemite National Park

Behold the mighty Half Dome! Kerry and her friends made the roughly 15-mile roundtrip journey through Yosemite National Park communicating with goTennas the whole way.

Baxter State Park

Baxter State Park is a huge swath of wilderness in northern Maine. Brian and his group set out on a 90-mile cross-country ski trip around the park, trekking and camping in the snow for nine days.

Washington, D.C.

Not just for the wilderness, goTenna is also incredibly useful for maintaining communication at crowded events. Activists participating in the Women's March on Washington used goTenna to coordinate when cell service failed.

Cairngorms National Park

Keaton explored the lush forests of Scotland's Cairngorms National Park with goTenna in tow.

Ogden, UT

Adding elevation will usually help increase goTenna's range. Max experienced that first-hand after trudging through deep snows to climb a fire lookout tower near Ogden, UT for a killer view.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park sits within the Crown of the Continent, where headwaters that lead to the Pacific, Atlantic and Hudson Bay begin. Tayler spend some time kayaking these waters with goTenna in-hand.

Alicante, Spain

Daniel and his friends visited the Spanish galleon Santisima Trinidad and the Catell de la Santa Barbara in Alicante, Spain on a recent European tour.

Mesa Verde National Park

Ruben explored Mesa Verde (or "Green Table") National Park, which is home to nearly 5,000 archeological sites, and offers incredible, sweeping views of the rugged southwest Colorado landscape.

Blowholes at Quobba

The Quobba Blowholes are a fascinating natural phenomenon, where swells force water through sea caves and up out of narrow holes in the rocks. Nico caught a glimpse of this spectacular sight on an Australian adventure.

Burning Man

The annual Burning Man gathering brings tens of thousands of people to Nevada's Black Rock Desert, a remote destination where network functionality is essentially non-existent. David brought his goTennas to coordinate with his fellow Burners.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mawenzi, seen in the background, is one of three volcanic cones making up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Kili is the highest mountain in Africa at nearly 16,000 feet from base to summit. Jesse stopped for a photo op in front of the jagged peaks.


The crystal blue Bahamian waters make for a beautiful jet-ski tour. Jose and his family used goTennas while doing a little island hopping to stay connected when they split up at various points during the trip.

Arrigetch Peaks

The Arrigetch Peaks in northern Alaska offer some of the most rugged, remote climbing action on the continent. Katie, Todd and Nick used goTenna on their excursion through the Alaskan wilderness, which included a 12-mile hike from the nearby airstrip.

Mongol Rally

The Mongol Rally is a race in which teams cover thousands of miles from England to Mongolia. The Bad Latitudes team used goTenna to communicate among the vehicles in their party during the intercontinental excursion.

Kalbarri National Park

From vast river gorges to beautiful coastline, western Australia's Kalbarri National Park is a sight to behold. Denia and her friends used goTenna while exploring the park's many natural wonders.

Michaux State Forest

Duncan and Remy set out on a bike trip across the Northeast, and stopped to set up camp in Pennsylvania's Michaux State Forest. The two used goTennas to stay connected near their campsites as they worked their way through the mountains.


The Palace of Westminster is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, and the clock tower — commonly known as Big Ben — is one of the most charming elements of the London skyline. goTenna helped Keaton coordinate with his fellow travelers as they explored the city.

Seven Falls

The Seven Falls area near Denver is a magnificent area for hiking, ziplining and exploring. The resort is high in the Rockies, and offers little cell service throughout the area. Charlie spent his afternoon catching some serious air across massive river gorges, and had his goTennas in tow.


A whole new meaning to "Airplane Mode." John did some range testing from the cockpit of a small seaplane as they circled high above the Alaskan wild.

Grand Canyon

Matthew basked in the majesty of the Grand Canyon as this photo was shot. As American explorer John Wesley Powell once said, "The glories and the beauties of form, color and sound unite in the Grand Canyon."

Hoi An

Perfect for international travel, goTenna helped Julian and his pals keep in touch while touring the streets of Hoi An, Vietnam on scooters. Ride on!

Dois Irmaos

Brooke used goTenna with her group on their trip to Rio. Here, she enjoys a little breakfast while mentally preparing to hike the steep Dois Irmaos ("Two Brothers," as seen in the background). From the summit, one gets an incredible view of Ipanema Beach and the Brazilian coastline.

Lake Cavanaugh

Washington's Lake Cavanaugh is surrounded by lush green hills that exemplify the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Brooke spent the afternoon boating around the lake, keeping in touch with her friends back on the shore.

Florida Keys

Brett took goTenna fly fishing off the Florida Keys just before Tropical Storm Colin rolled in.

Sunset Rock

Lunchtime on Sunset Rock in Sequoia National Park!

Palo Duro Canyon

Located in the middle of the Texas Panhandle, and Palo Duro Canyon is often considered the "Grand Canyon of Texas." This vast wonder offers spectacular views and majestic scenery for hikers, campers and adventurers, including Joel and his friends.


Seeing the Black Sand Beach in Vik, Iceland is an incredibly unique visual experience. Keaton captured this moment while documenting his adventures on the Icelandic coast.

Na Pali Coast

Scot spent the day hiking the beautiful Na Pali Coast in Hawaii. The high cliffs (or "na pali") rise nearly 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean on the northern side of the island Kaua'i.

New Zealand

Matt and Agnes went on a bike-packing trip on the south coast of New Zealand's South Island. One of two major islands comprising New Zealand, South Island offers tourists and explorers countless opportunities for adventure.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Ben used goTenna on his backcountry ski trip in California's Lassen Volcanic National Park near a snow-covered Lake Helen.

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is one of the world's most prominent peaks — an iconic natural wonder that often serves as a symbol for Japan. Masa brought his goTennas while camping and adventuring near the famous mountain.


George spent New Year’s Day testing goTenna from a parachute on a skydive, and messaged someone more than 14 miles away!

Anthony’s Nose

Alec enjoyed an unseasonably warm winter hike to Anthony's Nose in New York's Huson Valley. Anthony's Nose is a steep peak located just north of New York City — a perfect destination for day hikes.

South Dakota

Gon is a falconer, bowhunter, and goTenna user. Here he is with his bird, Bizzy. Gon and his three sons use goTenna while hunting in the river breaks of South Dakota.

Amazon River

Erin embarked on a fishing trip down the famous Amazon River. She and her companions used goTennas to communicate as they covered dozens of miles of river through the South American jungles.

Machu Picchu

Alan and Jordan brought goTennas with them on a recent trip to Machu Picchu. This 15th-century citadel is located high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, and is a must-see destination for world travelers and adventurers.