By Clint Swett, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jan. 21--You can check your e-mail while sipping lattes at Starbucks or munching burgers at McDonald's, so why not while scarfing s'mores around a campfire?
That will be possible within the next six months as SBC Communications and the California Department of Parks and Recreation roll out wireless Internet access at 85 state parks throughout the state.
The wire-free connections at the parks indicate the explosive growth of Wi-Fi and Americans' desire to remain in touch, experts say.
The plan doesn't rankle environmental advocates like Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the California State Parks Foundation, who says it's akin to when pay phones entered parks three decades ago.
"We're hoping …